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DNS Cluster Questions

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by Dradden45, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Dradden45

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    Well I have done quite a bit of reading and searching regarding the DNSOnly cluster setup but still have a few questions.

    Currently I have 3 DNSOnly servers setup as per the documentation. But I am still unclear as to if I need to enable clustering on each DNSonly server and if so what should I set each one as (write only, stand-alone)? Do I need to add the other DNSonly cluster servers to each other?

    Right now I have clustering disabled on the DNSonly servers. On the actual shared hosting server Clustering is enabled and reverse trust setup for all 3 of the DNSonly servers (write only).

    Not sure this is entirely correct or optimal so any input is appreciated.
     
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    Hello :)

    No additional configuration is required, however you can choose to enable clustering on the DNS-Only servers and select "Standalone" as the role. This document may also help:

    Guide to DNS Cluster Configurations - cPanel Knowledge Base - cPanel Documentation

    Thank you.
     
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    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the quick help. Yes I have that article memorized already :) What additional benefit would be gained from enabling clustering on the DNSonly servers in standalone mode?
     
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    It allows you to visibly see which cPanel servers are linking to that particular DNS-Only server. However, it's typically reserved for situations where you are not using a direct link configuration (e.g. DNS-Only syncs to another server). The current configuration you have in-place is suitable.

    Thank you.
     
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