Specifying a DNS server allows the gateway to resolve fully-qualified domain names (FQDNs) to IP addresses on the network.

The management gateway on the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC must be configured to resolve the on-premises FQDNs.
Table 1. Design Decisions on the Management Gateway DNS Configuration

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication


Configure the management gateway DNS server IP address to forward name resolution to the on-premises DNS servers.

Without the on-premises DNS resolution, vCenter Cloud Gateway is unable to link the two environments. See Design Decisions on the vCenter Cloud Gateway Deployment.


The compute gateway on the VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC can be configured to resolve up to five specific domains by configuring a domain name server for each.