You can request a public IP address to a VM to make it available on the public Internet.


  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud Console at
  2. Click Inventory > SDDCs, then pick an SDDC 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. Click Public IPs to open the Public IPs page.
    This page is in the Networking category in NSX Manager and in the System category in the Networking & Security tab.
    1. Click REQUEST NEW IP.
    2. Enter any notes that you want to make about the IP address.
    3. Click Save.
      After a few moments, the Public IP address is provisioned.
  5. Use the vSphere Client to assign the public IP address to a VM.
    See Configuring Network Settings for details.

What to do next

If you want the public address of the VM to be hidden by network address translation (NAT), see Configure NAT Settings in VMware Cloud on AWS Networking and Security. If you want to create firewall rules that manage network traffic to and from the VM, see Set NSX Edge Compute Gateway Firewall Rules , also in VMware Cloud on AWS Networking and Security.