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From chris snow <>
Subject RE: Internal DNS confusion
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2014 03:48:22 GMT
Hi Chandon,

Thanks for the response. It makes a bit more sense now!  I may raise a JIRA
to add your description to the docs as that information is very helpful in
understanding how it all fits together.

Best regards,

On 28 Jan 2014 00:43, "Chandan Purushothama" <> wrote:

> Hello Chris,
> Internal DNS Server should be setup and managed by you. It is basically
> used for name resolutions of storage servers and other machines that are
> local to the Data Center. As far as I know, Internal DNS server's
> configuration procedure should be same as a regular DNS Server
> configuration procedure. The procedure doesn't depend on CloudStack,
> Thank you,
> Chandan.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: chris snow []
> Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 11:52 AM
> To:
> Subject: Internal DNS confusion
> When creating a new zone, I have to enter the address for Internal DNS
> Servers.  Extract from the Cloudstack installation manual:
> "Internal DNS 1 and Internal DNS 2. These are DNS servers for use by
> system VMs in the zone (these are VMs used by CloudStack itself, such as
> virtual routers, console proxies, and Secondary Storage VMs.)."
> Question 1: Who manages the Internal DNS? Is an Internal DNS server setup
> and managed by me, or is it setup and managed by Cloudstack?
> Question 2: If Internal DNS is setup and managed by me, how should it be
> setup?
> Question 3: If it is setup and managed by Cloudstack, when did it get
> setup, and  how can I find out what address Cloudstack is using for this
> server?
> Many thanks,
> Chris

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