Creating a DNS A Record
Create a DNS A record with a virtual host name and IP address of the active CommServe host.
Before You Begin
- Enable DNS Server Role
- Have the host name and IP address ready
Use the following command to add an A record on the Domain Name Server:
dnscmd.exe ServerName /RecordAdd ZoneName ComputerName TTL A IPAddress /f
- ServerName - Specifies the DNS server that you are planning to manage.
- ZoneName - Specifies the zone in which the record will reside.
- ComputerName - Specifies the name of the computer that needs to be created in the DNS server with the specified IP address.
- TTL - Specifies the amount of Time-To-Live (TTL) for the resource record. Default value of TTL is 10 seconds.
- A - Specifies the resource record type of the record you are adding.
- IPAddress - The IP Address of the host /f Executes the command without asking for confirmation.
Add A record for floating CommServe name
dnscmd.exe dnshost.mydomain.mycompany.com /RecordAdd mydomain.mycompany.com prodcs 10 A 188.8.131.52
Add A record for the physical CommServe host name (optional)
dnscmd.exe dnshost.mydomain.mycompany.com /RecordAdd mydomain.mycompany.com prodcs01 10 A 184.108.40.206
What To Do Next
To make sure that the CommServe hosts use the new DNS record added above, run the ipconfig/flushdns command from the command line.