You can request public IP addresses to assign to workload VMs to allow access to these VMs from the internet. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud provisions the IP address from AWS.

As a best practice, release the public IP addresses that are not in use.


Verify that your VM has a static IP address assigned from its logical network.


  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud at
  2. Select Networking & Security > Public IPs.
  3. To request a new public IP address, click REQUEST NEW IP.
    You can optionally enter your notes about the request.
  4. To release an existing public IP address that you no longer need, click the ellipsis button and click Release IP.
    Requests to release a public IP address fail if the address is in use by a NAT rule.
  5. Click SAVE.
    After a few moments, a new Public IP address is provisioned.

What to do next

After the public IP address is provisioned, configure NAT to direct traffic from the public IP address to the internal IP address of a VM in your SDDC. See Create or Modify NAT Rules .