You can request public IP addresses to assign to workload VMs to allow access to these VMs from the Internet. VMware Cloud on AWS 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 VMware Cloud Services at
  2. Click Inventory > SDDCs, then pick an SDDC card and click VIEW DETAILS.
    You can also use the VMC Console Networking & Security tab for this workflow. The Networking & Security tab combines NSX-T Networking tab features like VPN, NAT, and DHCP with Security tab features like firewalls.
  4. Open the Public IPs page.
  5. To request a new public IP address, click REQUEST NEW IP.
    You can optionally enter your notes about the request.
  6. To release a public IP address that you no longer need, click Actions menu and select Release IP.
    Requests to release a public IP fail if the address is in use by a NAT rule.
  7. 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 rules 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.