Many websites will say that vCenter 6x requires DNS lookup, but these steps and screenshots prove that you can install a new vCenter 6.7 with only an IP address and no DNS.
Start vCenter install from .iso file using Windows 10
vCenter install stage 1
8. Configure options for “set up appliance VM” — this gives the name for the VM on your host (and will affect naming of the datastore folders). Set the root password for the vCenter appliance here. Select deployment size – for most situations, the default of Tiny is fine unless you have more than 10 hosts. Select datastore – pick the datastore to create the VM into.
vCenter installation stage 2
Now to connect to your new vCenter VCSA without DNS..
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