Allocate host names and IP addresses to all components you deploy for the virtual infrastructure layer of the SDDC according to this VMware Validated Design.

Allocate host names and IP addresses to the following components and configure DNS with an FQDN that maps to the IP address where defined:

Components Requires DNS Configuration
Platform Services Controllers X
vCenter Servers X
NSX Managers X
NSX Edge Services Gateways -
Table 1. Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Consolidated SDDC
Component Group Host Name DNS Zone IP Address Description
vSphere sfo01w01psc01 sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.11.63 Platform Services Controller
sfo01w01vc01 sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.11.64 vCenter Server
sfo01w01esx01 sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.31.101 ESXi hosts
sfo01w01esx02 sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.31.102
sfo01w01esx03 sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.31.103
sfo01w01esx04 sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.31.104
NSX for vSphere sfo01w01nsx01 sfo01.rainpole.local 172.16.11.66 NSX Manager
sfo01w01nsxc01 - 172.16.31.118 NSX Controllers
sfo01w01nsx01sfo01w01nsxc02 - 172.16.31.119
sfo01w01nsxc03 - 172.16.31.120
sfo01w01esg01 -
  • 172.16.35.2
  • 172.27.13.3
  • 192.168.100.1
ECMP-enabled NSX Edge device for North-South traffic
sfo01w01esg02 -
  • 172.16.35.3
  • 172.27.13.2
  • 192.168.100.2
ECMP-enabled NSX Edge device for North-South traffic
sfo01w01udlr01 -
  • 192.168.100.3
  • 192.168.11.1
  • 192.168.31.1
Universal Distributed Logical Router (UDLR) for East-West traffic
sfo01w01lb01 - 192.168.11.2 NSX Edge device for load balancing management applications