Set up DNS and DHCP applications and workloads in your CloudSimple Private Cloud

Applications and workloads running in a Private Cloud environment require name resolution and DHCP services for lookup and IP address assignment. A proper DHCP and DNS infrastructure is required to provide these services. You can configure a virtual machine to provide these services in your Private Cloud environment.


  • A distributed port group with VLAN configured
  • Route setup to on-premises or Internet-based DNS servers
  • Virtual machine template or ISO to create a virtual machine

Linux-based DNS server setup

Linux offers various packages for setting up DNS servers. Here is a link to instructions for setting up an open-source BIND DNS server.

Example setup from DigitalOcean

Windows-based setup

These Microsoft topics describe how to set up a Windows server as a DNS server and as a DHCP server.

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