The following is a step by step guide on configuring Domain Name System (DNS) resolution for a VMware ESXi 6.0 host.

  1. Using the VMware vSphere Client enter the IP address or hostname of the VMware ESXi 6.0 host and enter the authentication credentials for the root user account and click Login.01
  2. In the Security Warning dialog box select the check box to Install this certificate and do not display any secure warnings for “hostname then select Ignore.02
  3. On the graphical user interface (GUI) of the VMware vSphere Client select Configuration > DNS and Routing. Then, select Properties04
  4. In the DNS and Routing Configuration dialog box enter the Name:, Domain:, Preferred DNS server: and domain name then click OK05
  5. In the Gateway Not Specified dialog box click Yes06
  6. On the GUI of the VMware vSphere Client verify that the DNS configuration is correct.07