Manual : 3-DNS Installation Guide, version 3.0

Applies To:

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3-DNS Controller versions 1.x - 4.x

  • 3.0 PTF-02, 3.0 PTF-01, 3.0.0
Original Publication Date: 03/01/2010


Getting started

Choosing a configuration tool
Browser support

Using the Administrator Kit

Stylistic conventions

Finding help and technical support resources

Setting Up the Hardware

Unpacking and installing the hardware

Reviewing the hardware requirements
Familiarizing yourself with the 3-DNS Controller hardware
Environmental requirements and usage guidelines
Installing and connecting the hardware

Addressing special hardware configuration issues

Setting up a stand-alone unit or a redundant system
Setting up a redundant system with hardware-based fail-over or network-based fail-over
Triggering a fail-over in a redundant system
Using redundant systems with the sync group feature
Using more than one network interface
Setting up automatic DNS zone file management

Working with the First-Time Boot Utility

Using the First-Time Boot utility

Gathering configuration information

An important note about configuring non-crypto 3-DNS Controllers

Starting the First-Time Boot utility

Defining a root password
Defining a host name
Configuring a default route
Configuring a time zone
Configuring NTP clocks
Configuring the interfaces
Configuring the primary and secondary Ethernet interfaces

Configuring remote administration

Configuring settings for the 3-DNS web server

Configuring 3-DNS web server passwords
Identifying additional controllers in the network

Configuring NameSurfer for zone file management

Confirming your configuration settings

Committing your configuration settings to the system

Additonal Setup Options

Enabling remote login tools

Preparing workstations for command line access

Addressing general networking issues

Using a serial terminal with the 3-DNS Controller
Configuring Sendmail
Setting up Sendmail