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Map an IP address to a DNS name

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Map an IP address to a DNS name

If the MID Server manages resources within defined IP ranges, all host servers must have their DNS names mapped to an IP address.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

The association of an IP address to a DNS name ensures that the appropriate MID Sever is selected based on the IP Address range configuration. If this is not done, Orchestration reverts to the default MID Server.

If Discovery cannot discover the server and resolve the DNS name to an IP address, you must creating the mapping manually, using this procedure.


  1. Enter cmdb_ci_dns_name.list in the navigation filter.

    A list of DNS names appears.

  2. Check the list for your host server.

    If the server does not appear in the list, continue with this procedure.

  3. Click New.
  4. Enter the fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) of the host server in the Name field.
  5. Right-click in the form header and select Save from the context menu.
  6. In the IP Address related list, click New.
  7. In the IP Address field, enter the IP address of your host server.
  8. In the Nic field, select eth0 or your preferred network interface controller.
  9. Leave the Netmask field blank.
  10. Click Submit.