Configuring dynamic DNS on the SVM

If you want the Active Directory-integrated DNS server to dynamically register the DNS records of an NFS or CIFS server in DNS, you must configure dynamic DNS (DDNS) on the SVM.

Before you begin

DNS name services must be configured on the SVM. If you are using secure DDNS, you must use Active Directory-integrated DNS name servers and you must have created either an NFS or CIFS server or an Active Directory account for the SVM.

About this task

The specified FQDN must be unique.

Note: To avoid a configuration failure of an SVM FQDN that is not compliant to RFC rules for DDNS updates, use an FQDN name that is RFC compliant.

Steps

  1. Configure DDNS on the SVM: vserver services name-service dns dynamic-update modify -vserver vserver_name -is-enabled true [-use-secure {true|false} -vserver-fqdn FQDN_used_for_DNS_updates
    Example
    vserver services name-service dns dynamic-update modify -vserver vs1 -is-enabled true -use-secure true -vserver-fqdn vs1.example.com
    Note: Asterisks cannot be used as part of the customized FQDN. For example, *.netapp.com is not valid.
  2. Verify that the DDNS configuration is correct: vserver services name-service dns dynamic-update show
    Example
    vserver services name-service dns dynamic-update show
    Vserver         Is-Enabled Use-Secure Vserver FQDN       TTL
    --------------- ---------- ---------- ----------------- -------
    vs1             true       true       vs1.example.com       24h