Your existing DNS infrastructure is used to provide forward and reverse name resolution for all hosts and VMs in the VMware Cloud Foundation SDDC. External NTP sources are also utilized to synchronize the time between the software components.

Table 1. Infrastructure
Parameter Value
DNS Server #1 Enter IP address of first DNS server.
DNS Server #2 Enter IP address of second DNS server.
Note: If you have only one DNS server, enter n/a in this cell.
NTP Server #1 Enter IP address or FQDN of first NTP server.
NTP Server #2 Enter IP address or FQDN of second NTP server.
Note: If you have only one NTP server, enter n/a in this cell.
Table 2. DNS Zone
Parameter Value
DNS Zone Name Enter root domain name for your SDDC management components.
Note: VMware Cloud Foundation expects all components to be part of the same DNS zone.
Table 3. Customer Experience Improvement Program
Parameter Value
Enable Customer Experience Improvement Program (“CEIP”) Select an option to enable or disable CEIP across vSphere, NSX-T Data Center, and vSAN during bring-up.
Table 4. Enable FIPS Security Mode on SDDC Manager
Parameter Value
Enable FIPS Security Mode on SDDC Manager Select an option to enable or disable FIPS security mode during bring-up. VMware Cloud Foundation supports Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2. FIPS 140-2 is a U.S. and Canadian government standard that specifies security requirements for cryptographic modules. When you enable FIPS compliance, VMware Cloud Foundation enables FIPS cipher suites and components are deployed with FIPS enabled.
To learn more about support for FIPS 140-2 in VMware products, see https://www.vmware.com/security/certifications/fips.html.
Note: This option is only available for new VMware Cloud Foundation installations and the setting you apply during bring-up will be used for future upgrades. You cannot change the FIPS security mode setting after bring-up.