Set a DNS server to allow the management gateway, ESXi hosts, and management VMs behind the DNS to resolve fully-qualified domain names (FQDNs) to IP addresses.

About this task


In order to use Hybrid Linked Mode and Content Library, configure a DNS server in your on-premises network to ensure that your cloud SDDC can resolve FQDNs within your on-premises infrastructure.


  1. Log in to the VMC Console at
  2. Click View Details on the SDDC card.
  3. Click Network.
  4. Under Management Gateway, click DNS.
  5. Click Edit and enter the IP addresses for DNS Server 1 and, optionally, DNS Server 2.

    Both DNS servers must be able to resolve all intended FQDNs. Do not add one public DNS server and one private DNS server. If you do, FQDN resolution becomes unpredictable and Hybrid Linked Mode and other features no longer work.