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Configuring DNS Virtual Servers

To configure a DNS virtual server, you specify a name and IP address. Like the NetScaler Gateway virtual server, you must assign an IP address to the DNS virtual server. However, this IP address must be on the internal side of the targeted network so that user devices resolve all internal addresses. You must also specify the DNS port.

Note: If you install a NetScaler load balancing license on the appliance, the Virtual Servers and Services node does not appear in the navigation pane. You can configure this feature by using the load balancing virtual server. For more information, see the NetScaler documentation in Citrix eDocs.

To configure a DNS virtual server

  1. In the configuration utility, on the Configuration tab, in the navigation pane, expand Virtual Servers and Services and then click Virtual Servers.
  2. In the details pane, click Add.
  3. In Name, type a name for the virtual server.
  4. In IP Address, type the IP address of the DNS server.
  5. In Port, type the port on which the DNS server listens.
  6. In Protocol, select DNS and then click Create.

Finally, associate the DNS virtual server with NetScaler Gateway through one of the following two methods, depending on the needs of your deployment:

  • Bind the server globally to NetScaler Gateway.
  • Bind the DNS virtual server on a per-virtual server basis.

If you deploy the DNS virtual server globally, all users have access to it. Then, you can restrict users by binding the DNS virtual server to the virtual server.

Configuring DNS Virtual Servers