External services, like Active Directory and NTP, need to be accessible and resolvable by IP Address and fully qualified domain name (FQDN). Acquire the hostnames and IP addresses for these external services prior to deploying Cloud Foundation.

Allocate hostnames and IP addresses to the following components:

  • NTP

  • Active Directory (AD)

  • Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Certificate Authority

The following table provides an example of the information to be collected for the external services. This example uses a fictional DNS domain called rainpole.local for illustration purposes. Modify the sample information to conform to your site's configuration.

Table 1. Sample External Services Hostname and IP Information

Component Group

Hostname

DNS

IP Address

Description

NTP

ntp

sfo01.rainpole.local

Round robin DNS pool containing the NTP servers

0.ntp

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.251

First NTP server

1.ntp

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.252

Second NTP server

AD/DNS/CA

dc01rpl

rainpole.local

172.16.11.4

Windows 2012 R2 host that contains the Active Directory configuration, the DNS server for the rainpole.local domain, and the Certificate Authority for signing management SSL certificates

dc01sfo

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.5

Active Directory and DNS server for the sfo01 subdomain