How does Skytap generate the VM DNS name?

When you attach a public IP with DNS to a VM, Skytap automatically generates a fully-qualified domain name for the VM using the following pattern:


The domain name is broken down into three parts:


Skytap generates a unique name based on FQDN requirements. You can manually edit this unique name, if necessary.


The account subdomain portion is defined in your Skytap customer account settings. Your account has one, unique account subdomain. Administrators can view the account subdomain on the Managing Public IP Addresses page.

The account subdomain cannot be edited from the Skytap web interface or REST API. To edit the account subdomain, the primary administrator for your account must contact

This is the top-level domain; it cannot be customized.