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 the VMC Console at
  2. Select Networking & Security > Public IPs.
  3. Click Request Public IP.
  4. Enter applicable notes about the IP address.
  5. Click Save.
    After a few moments, the Public IP address is provisioned.

What to do next

After the public IP address is provisioned, configure NAT to direct traffic from the public IP address to the internal IP address of a VM in your SDDC. See Configure NAT Settings.