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Binding the DNS Service to the Virtual Server

Sep 13, 2016
For the DNS server to respond to DNS requests, the service representing the DNS server must be bound to the DNS virtual server.

To bind the DNS service to the load balancing virtual server:

At the command prompt, type the following commands to bind the DNS service to the load balancing virtual server and verify the configuration:

  • bind lb vserver <name> <serviceName>
  • show lb vserver <name>


> bind lb vserver Vserver-DNS-1 Service-DNS-1 
> show lb vserver Vserver-DNS-1 
        Vserver-DNS-1 ( - DNS Type: ADDRESS 
        State: DOWN 
        Last state change was at Fri Jul  2 10:32:28 2010 
        Time since last state change: 0 days, 00:12:16.80 
        Effective State: DOWN  ARP:DISABLED 
        Client Idle Timeout: 120 sec 
        Down state flush: ENABLED 
        Disable Primary Vserver On Down : DISABLED 
        No. of Bound Services :  1 (Total)       0 (Active) 
        Configured Method: LEASTCONNECTION 
        Mode: IP 
        Persistence: NONE 
1) Service-DNS-1 ( 53) - DNS State: DOWN   Weight: 1 

To unbind a DNS service from the load balancing virtual server:

Use the unbind lb vserver command instead of bind lb vserver.

To Bind/Unbind a DNS service to/from a load balancing virtual server by using the configuration utility

  1. Navigate to Traffic Management > Load Balancing > Virtual Servers
  2. In the details pane, select the virtual server to/from which you want to bind/unbind the DNS service, and then click Open.
  3. On the Services tab, in the Active column, select/clear the check box next to the Service Name.
  4. Click OK.