Configure a DNS Server Profile

Configure a DNS Server Profile, which simplifies configuration of a virtual system. The
Primary DNS
or
Secondary DNS
address is used to create the DNS request that the virtual system sends to the DNS server.
  1. Name the DNS server profile, select the virtual system to which it applies, and specify the primary and secondary DNS server addresses.
    1. Select
      Device
      Server Profiles
      DNS
      and
      Add
      a
      Name
      for the DNS server profile.
    2. For
      Location
      , select the virtual system to which the profile applies.
    3. For
      Inheritance Source
      , select
      None
      if the DNS server addresses are not inherited. Otherwise, specify the DNS server from which the profile should inherit settings. If you choose a DNS server, click
      Check inheritance source status
      to see that information.
    4. Specify the IP address of the
      Primary DNS
      server, or leave as
      inherited
      if you chose an
      Inheritance Source
      .
      Keep in mind that if you specify an FQDN instead of an IP address, the DNS for that FQDN is resolved in
      Device
      Virtual Systems
      DNS Proxy
      .
    5. Specify the IP address of the
      Secondary DNS
      server, or leave as
      inherited
      if you chose an
      Inheritance Source
      .
  2. Configure the service route that the firewall automatically uses, based on whether the target DNS Server has an IP address family type of IPv4 or IPv6.
    1. Click
      Service Route IPv4
      to enable the subsequent interface and IPv4 address to be used as the service route, if the target DNS address is an IPv4 address.
    2. Specify the
      Source Interface
      to select the DNS server’s source IP address that the service route will use. The firewall determines which virtual router is assigned that interface, and then does a route lookup in the virtual router routing table to reach the destination network (based on the
      Primary DNS
      address).
    3. Specify the IPv4
      Source Address
      from which packets going to the DNS server are sourced.
    4. Click
      Service Route IPv6
      to enable the subsequent interface and IPv6 address to be used as the service route, if the target DNS address is an IPv6 address.
    5. Specify the
      Source Interface
      to select the DNS server’s source IP address that the service route will use. The firewall determines which virtual router is assigned that interface, and then does a route lookup in the virtual router routing table to reach the destination network (based on the
      Primary DNS
      address).
    6. Specify the IPv6
      Source Address
      from which packets going to the DNS server are sourced.
    7. Click
      OK
      .
  3. Commit the configuration.
    Click
    OK
    and
    Commit
    .

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