You can assign a public IP address to a VM to make it available. This procedure includes requesting a public IP address, adding a NAT rule, and adding a firewall rule.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMC Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  2. Click View Details on the SDDC card.
  3. Click Network.
  4. Request a public IP address. Under Compute Gateway, click Public IPs.
    1. Click Request Public 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. Add a NAT rule.
    1. Under Compute Gateway, click NAT.
    2. Click Add NAT Rule.
    3. Enter the NAT parameters.

      Option

      Description

      Description

      Enter a description for the NAT rule.

      Public IP

      Select the Public IP address you just provisioned for the VM.

      Service

      Select HTTPS (TCP 443)

      Public Ports

      443

      Internal IP

      Leave the default.

      Internal Ports

      Leave the default.

  6. Set a firewall rule for the VM with the new public IP.
    1. Under Compute Gateway, click Firewall Rules.
    2. Click Add Rule.
    3. Enter the rule parameters.

      Option

      Description

      Rule Name

      Give the rule a descriptive name.

      Action

      Select Allow.

      Source

      Select Any.

      Destination

      Enter the new public IP of your VM.

      Service

      Select HTTPS (TCP 443)

      Ports

      443