hello , the DNS server must be in place before you tackle the installation , and you have to configure all the necessary recordes ( esxi , psc , vcenter ) .
I thonk that it's not mandatory to has DNS if you put a static IP ¿right? I always install my vCenters without DNS Server (I have 3 vCenters).... or this feacture (DNS) it's mandatory for v6.7?
Thanks for all.
Hi EnriquePianna ,
In my experience the DNS is mandatory, you can check the topic DNS Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance from the guide:” https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/vsphere-vcenter-server-67-installation-guide.pdf” .
I strongly suggest you set up a DNS server in your environment, it does not need a big amount of resources ( 1 vcpu & 1GB RAM ).
I'm having this problems since vCenter Appliance 6.0. You must set an DNS Host entry (forward and reverse, not only forward).
Then it should work (in my cases it was like this).
yeh, all VMware product from vsphere to vcloud for SP require the DNS records
Since vSphere 6.0, DNS is mandatory for VCSA installations. If you don't have any DNS service (Due to a LAB or something like that), just use google DNS (220.127.116.11) to pass the installation, then replace it based on your needs.
This suggestion is not going to work as the vCSA installer will attempt to look itself up during installation and first boot. If it cannot resolve its own records it will fail. Google's DNS servers will be of no use to you in this process. If you're using a lab, your solution is to build DNS. DNS is considered core, basic infrastructure without which not many things work--including vCenter. And if you cannot provide DNS, don't attempt to install vCenter Server.
Hi, thanks for your anwer.... what's programs do you use to make a DNS server?
Thanks for your answer, I tryed to put DNS 18.104.22.168 but not worked....
I always was installed vCenter whitout DNS (version 6.0 and 6.5) without problems, I don't undertand why not with 6.7 version.....
Hi, you can use Windows Server and install DNS services/feature.
EnriquePinana I said that public DNS will not work. And as of 6.0, DNS has been a requirement. Somehow you made it work although it shouldn't have. There are many ways to provide DNS, Microsoft only being one. For a 1 x 1 configuration you could even build a Zentyal box that has DNS plus other functions.
I solved that!
I was recovering a backup on a new server in the lab and don't have a DNS server.
The problem is that VCenter looks for itself in the DNS server, so if you don't have one (or you are using google DNS), the VCenter installation takes long time and then "Error"
Enable ssh when you install VCenter, then after stage1, connect via ssh , run shell and edit "vi" hosts file
then add this line:
Thats the IP address of your vcenter, and the default name and domain.
Then it will find itself without a DNS server and the installation will finish.
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