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Hostname entries can be added to a single hostfile on your VidyoPortal. These entries are used to map an IP addresses to a specific Hostname or FQDN.

Vidyo recommends that this feature not replace adding proper records to your internal and external DNS servers. It should only be used to support DMZ deployments where there is no DNS server access from the DMZ and allowing the different servers to properly locate each other.


The Cluster FQDN of the VidyoPortal can be added to the hostfile to avoid making DNS queries from your VidyoManager, VidyoRouter, and VidyoProxy to the same VidyoPortal on which they reside. If you use the same Public FQDN as your Cluster FQDN, then it is not necessary to add the Cluster FQDN to your hostfile.

To manage hostnames:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging in to the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter 5 to select the Hostname Management option.

    Managing_Hostnames.png

    The Host Entries screen displays. Use this screen to add, remove, or remove all hostnames; navigate hostnames using Next or Previous; and exit the Host Entries screen.

  5. Select X to return to the Advanced Options menu.

To navigate your hostnames:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging in to the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter 5 to select the Hostname Management option.

  5. Enter N to navigate to the next Hostname.

  6. Enter P to navigate to the previous Hostname.

  7. Select X to return to the Advanced Options menu.

To add hostnames:

    1. Log in to the System Console.

      For more information, see Logging in to the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

      Press the Enter key after each prompt.



    2. Enter m for more options.

    3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

    4. Enter 5 to select the Hostname Management option.

    5. Enter 1 to add a Hostname.

    6. Enter the following information:

      • Hostname/FQDN – Enter a Hotname or FQDN you want to map to a specific IP address.
      • IP Address – Enter the IP address you want to map to the specific Hostname or FQDN.

        If you want to cancel adding your Hostname, press Enter while providing no Hostname/FQDN or IP Address information. The system tells you that you must provide valid information and to press any key. Press any key to return to the Host Entries screen.



    7. Enter y to confirm the change and add your Hostname.

      Your Hostname is then listed and numbered on the top of the Host Entries screen.

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    8. Enter X to return to the Advanced Options menu.

To remove hostnames:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging in to the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter 5 to select the Hostname Management option.

  5. Enter 2 to remove a Hostname.

  6. Enter the corresponding number of the Hostname you want to remove.

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  7. Enter y to confirm removing the selected Hostname.

  8. Enter X to return to the Advanced Options menu.

To remove all of your hostnames:

  1. Log in to the System Console.

    For more information, see Logging in to the System Console of Your Server and Changing the Default Password.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.



  2. Enter m for more options.

  3. Enter A for Advanced Options.

  4. Enter 5 to select the Hostname Management option.

  5. Enter 2 to remove all of your Hostnames.

  6. Enter y to confirm removing all of your Hostnames.

  7. Enter X to return to the Advanced Options menu.
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