JohnyMagenta
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How to use a custom route to access DNS server?

There's an option to set custom static routes during the deployment of vcloud director (10.3) ova template. However, these static routes seems to be ignored during the first boot configuration stage.

Therefore, if the DNS server is only accessible using a custom static route, the configuration will fail, and the log file /opt/vmware/var/log/firstboot will contain the following error:

[ERROR] Hostname was not updated via dns reverse-lookup. Failing OS configuration phase.
[ERROR] Fix and verify DNS server info and other related networking settings, and redeploy this appliance again.

As long as the DNS server is reachable from the default gateway, everything is working fine.

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