VCAC identity store connect , do I have to use IP or FQFN

on this screen shot should i use a  IP or FQDN  on the highlighted URL ?
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NAMEWITHELD12Asked:
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
i would go for the fqdn
if the IP were to change, you don't need to change that there later
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
is there any other reason , would i cause errors in AD or VCAC


thanks!!!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Get used to using FQDN, and make sure that your DNS is plugged in, and working correctly.

Plug all your IP Addresses into DNS.

This is really paramount with any vSphere infrastructure.

and Reverse DNS as well.
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
Andrew , currently the ID store connection is an IP , I have argued that this should be changed to a FQDN , I am sure you argee. I know I can google this myself , but do you have a link that I can send up the chain that would convince the powers at  be to let me change it?

thanks again!!!!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
ALL your VMware Infrastructure and networking should be based on FQDNs.

VMware vSphere is as only good as it's networking and DNS.

Bad DNS, IP addresses, and BAD vSphere. and issues.

I'm not sure if you'll find a document, that says "use common sense!"

If you look at VMware HA troubleshooting, it's full of FQDN..

Do you not manage your DNS ?
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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
yeah , I am on this project as just some hired help , this really concerns me !
I dont manage the DNS , but what I can do it verify resolution of all FQDNs

I WILL GET THIS CHANGED!!!!

thanks man!!!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
use ping FQDN

use tracert FQDN

use tracert IP Address

use nslookup

because you also need to have DNS and Reverse DNS lookups working, one of the major issues with vSphere issues, is not vSphere, but the networking, and that points to the DNS team!, and physical network teams!
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