DNS Introduction

The Domain Name Service (DNS) assigns names to IP addresses of network resources such as hosts, routers, or services. Names are easier to memorize than IP addresses, especially when intuitive naming conventions have been established. Moreover, hostnames form the common name (CN) of a certificate and are needed to issue valid certificates in order to enable Transport Layer Security (TLS).

The management system keeps track of what elements exist in the network. Consequently, the management system shall be connected to the DNS such that DNS records are updated automatically whenever needed. This document discusses how to connect the management system to a DNS infrastructure.

Supported Platforms

Not all features are necessarily supported on each hardware platform. Refer to the Platform Guide for the features and the sub-features that are or are not supported by each platform.