This VMware Validated Design deploys two Platform Services Controllers behind a load balancer implemented through NSX for vSphere. When you prepare your environment for automated deployment using Cloud Builder, NSX for vSphere is not yet available. You perform DNS configuration to emulate an existing load balancer IP address.

Prerequisites

Verify that the following static IP addresses are allocated.

  • Static IP address for the Management Platform Services Controller

  • Static IP address for the Platform Services Controller Load Balancer Virtual IP

Table 1. IP Addresses and Host Names for the Platform Services Controller Load Balancer and the Platform Services Controller for the Management Cluster

Component

Hostname

IP Address

Domain

Platform Services Controller Load Balancer

sfo01psc01

172.16.11.71

sfo01.rainpole.local

Platform Services Controller for the Management Cluster

sfo01m01psc01

172.16.11.61

sfo01.rainpole.local

Procedure

  1. Log in to the dc01rpl.rainpole.local DNS server.
  2. Open the Windows Start menu, in the Search bar, enter dnsmgmt.msc, and press Enter.

    The DNS Manager dialogue box appears.

  3. Create an A Record for the Platform Services Controller Load Balancer Name VIP.
    1. In the DNS Manager dialogue box, expand Forward Lookup Zones.
    2. Right click the sfo01.rainpole.local zone and select New Host (A or AAAA).
    3. Enter the following values and click Add Host.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      sfo01psc01

      Fully qualified domain name (FQDN)

      sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      IP address

      172.16.11.61

      Create associate pointer (PTR) record

      Deselected

      Attention:

      To create an operational network configuration for sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local , Cloud Builder requires forward lookup with IP 172.16.11.61 and reverse lookup with IP 172.16.11.71 (the load balancer VIP). Ensure that the A Record and the pointer (PTR) record are not associated and point to different IPs.

  4. Create a pointer (PTR) record for the Platform Services Controller Load Balancer VIP and point it to the A Record of the Platform Services Controller Load Balancer VIP.
    1. Expand Reverse Lookup Zones.
    2. Right click the 11.16.172.in-addr.arpa zone and select New Pointer (PTR)
    3. Enter the following values and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Host IP address

      172.16.11.71

      Fully qualified domain name (FQDN)

      71.11.16.172.in-addr.arpa

      Host name

      sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local