VMware Cloud on AWS DNS forwarding services run in DNS zones, and enable workload VMs in the zone to resolve fully-qualified domain names to IP addresses.

Your SDDC includes default DNS zones for the Management Gateway and Compute Gateway. Each zone includes a preconfigured DNS service.

Use the DNS Services tab on the DNS Services page to view or update properties of DNS services for the default zones. To create additional DNS zones or configure additional properties of DNS services in any zone, use the DNS Zones tab.

For more information about DNS configuration choices for VMware Cloud on AWS, see DNS Strategies for VMware Cloud on AWS.


  1. Log in to VMware Cloud Services at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  2. Click Inventory > SDDCs, then pick an SDDC card and click VIEW DETAILS.
  3. Click OPEN NSX MANAGER and log in with the NSX Manager Admin User Account shown on the SDDC Settings page. See SDDC Network Administration with NSX Manager.
    You can also use the VMware Cloud Console Networking & Security tab for this workflow.
  4. Open the DNS page.
  5. Click DNS Services to open the DNS Services page.
  6. View or edit DNS service parameters.
    Most gateway DNS service parameters are read-only but you can click the vertical ellipses button and choose Edit DNS Server IPs to add or modify the server IP addresses for this service.
  7. Click SAVE.