You can configure a DNS forwarder to forward DNS queries to external DNS servers.
Before you configure a DNS forwarder, you must configure a default DNS zone. Optionally, you can configure one or more FQDN DNS zones. Each DNS zone is associated with up to 3 DNS servers. When you configure a FQDN DNS zone, you specify one or more domain names. A DNS forwarder is associated with a default DNS zone and up to 5 FQDN DNS zones. When a DNS query is received, the DNS forwarder compares the domain name in the query with the domain names in the FQDN DNS zones. If a match is found, the query is forwarded to the DNS servers specified in the FQDN DNS zone. If a match is not found, the query is forwarded to the DNS servers specified in the default DNS zone.
- From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ip-address>.
- Select .
- Click Add DNS Service.
- Enter a name and optionally a description.
- Select a tier-0 or tier-1 gateway.
- Enter the IP address of the DNS service.
Clients send DNS queries to this IP address, which is also known as the DNS forwarder's listener IP.
- Select a default DNS zone.
- Select a log level.
- Select up to five FQDN zones.
- Click the Admin Status toggle to enable or disable the DNS service.
- Click Save.