Parallels H-Sphere Documentation System Administrator Guide

 

MyDNS Installation and Configuration

 
 

Related Docs:   Adding DNS Zones (Admin Guide) Instant Alias Templates (Admin Guide) DNS Servers (Admin Guide) Restarting Named (Sysamdin Guide) DNS migration from BIND to MyDNS (Sysadmin Guide)

Last modified: 27 Dec 2007

 

WARNING: This documentation covers Parallels H-Sphere versions up to 3.1. For the latest up-to-date Parallels H-Sphere documentation, please proceed to the official Parallels site.

MyDNS is a DNS server for UNIX that serves records directly from an SQL database and can be used in H-Sphere as an alternative to bind. Currently H-Sphere supports MyDNS to work only with MySQL.

 

Installation

To configure H-Sphere to work with MyDNS:

  1. Download the latest version of MyDNS.
  2. Install and configure MyDNS version that is served by MySQL DB on a new or any of your existing H-Sphere servers following the MyDNS installation instructions.
    You can either install MyDNS .rpm package or compile it. Warning: Don't rename the 'mydns' MySQL DB created during the installation.
  3. Add the following lines into the ~cpanel/shiva/psoft_config/hsphere.properties file:
    MYDNS_USER = <login>
    MYDNS_PASS = <password>
    MYDNS_DB_HOST = <IP>
    Where:
    login is the MySQL user name to access MyDNS MySQL DB with select/insert/update/delete privileges. You will need to create one more MySQL user than is described in MyDNS installation instructions and GRANT ALL priviledges;
    password is the password for MyDNS user login;
    IP is the IP of the server with MySQL DB created during the installation.
  4. In the admin control panel check if MyDNS name server is listed as a server group.. If it's not, log into the system database and execute:
    INSERT INTO l_server_groups (id, type_id, name) VALUES (21, 2, 'MyDNS name server');
  5. Restart your CP.
  6. If you install MyDNS on a new server, add this physical server.
  7. Add MyDNS logical server(s) with the MyDNS name server group and check if it is available for signup.

 

Uninstallation

To remove H-Sphere DNS service, remove the 'hsphere-bind' package by running:

rpm -e hsphere-bind-XXX

After running rpm -e hsphere-bind-xxx, commands like host, dig, nslookup and others may disappear.
Therefore, it's recommended that afterwards you install additional packages: bind-libs-XXX.rpm and bind-utils-XXX.rpm

Related Docs:   Adding DNS Zones (Admin Guide) Instant Alias Templates (Admin Guide) DNS Servers (Admin Guide) Restarting Named (Sysamdin Guide) DNS migration from BIND to MyDNS (Sysadmin Guide)



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