Configuring and understanding forward/reverse lookup zones for vcenter

I have a vcenter 6.0 deployment onto a ESXi 5.5 host which installs using the scripted deployment option i.e. JSON file. This deployment runs through without error however I am having issues with joining the vCenter instance to the AD which is running on my deployment server (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard). I have been reliably informed this is due to forward/reverse lookup configuration on my deployment server. I know absolutely nothing about forward/reverse lookup zones so can anyone out there help me get to grips with this. For examples sake say my vcenter IP address is how could I go about setting up lookup zones for this and what is this buying me? These will be created prior to the vcenter being installed is this OK?
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
A forward DNS lookup is an A record that says =
The reverse is the PTR and windows will automatically create it if you have the reverse subnet defined.
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