Product Documentation

Setting DNS Lookup Priority

Aug 31, 2016

You can set the lookup priority to either DNS or WINS. This option is used in the SSL VPN mode of operation.

To set the lookup priority to DNS by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type the following commands to set the lookup priority to DNS and verify the configuration:

  • set dns parameter -nameLookupPriority (DNS | WINS)
  • show dns parameter

Example

 
> set dns parameter -nameLookupPriority DNS 
 Done 
> show dns parameter 
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        Name lookup priority : DNS 
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 Done 
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To set lookup priority to DNS by using the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > DNS.
  2. In the details pane, under Settings, click Change DNS settings.
  3. In the Configure DNS Parameters dialog box, under Name Lookup Priority, select DNS or WINS, and then click OK.
Note: If the DNS virtual server that you have configured is DOWN and if you set the -nameLookupPriority to DNS, the NetScaler does not attempt WINS lookup. Therefore, if a DNS virtual server is not configured or is disabled, set the -nameLookupPriority to WINS.