Access VCenter by IP, Not FQDN

Marlon Chung
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Access VCenter by IP keeps redirecting to FQDN when DNS is offline.  How do i prevent the redirection and force it to use IP?
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Commented:
hi
On the client PC just add the IP address and the name of your VCenter to the etc host  file
AlexA lack of information provides a lack of a decent solution.

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Am I the only one concerned about your DNS going down all the time? Incidentally all traffic goes via IP not the hostname, the hostname is just there to make it easier for you rather than remembering loads of IP addresses.

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Alex

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My DNS doesnt go down all the time, it was a one off.
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I forgot about the DNS basics and the hosts file. Thanks.
Ibrahim KasabriInfrastructure admin

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even though my previous comment is to bypass your request from the DNS by using the VCenter IP not name

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thanks once again.

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