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DFM Hosts, short name or FQN name ?

Why does DFM list the short name for some filers and vfilers, but for others it lists the fully qualified name ?

I'm talking about the output from commands like 'dfm host list' and 'dfm vfiler list'.

Thanks,

-Marlon

Re: DFM Hosts, short name or FQN name ?

Hi,

Even I have the same question.

Sometimes it uses the FQDN and sometimes the short name.

This is especially confusing in the case of SnapVault or SnapMirror relationships as to which name dfm uses to connect between the source and destination filer.

Regards

adai

Re: DFM Hosts, short name or FQN name ?

Hi,

DFM display the FQDN name for a filer or a vfiler, if DNS is configured for the same.

Otherwise it will display only the short name or the name with the vfiler is created.

For example,

create a vfiler without enalbing DNS. The command "dfm host list" shows only the short name

Create an another vfiler with enabling DNS during the setup, "dfm host list" shows the FQDN name added.

Thanks,

Kjag

Re: DFM Hosts, short name or FQN name ?

Hi kjag,

I'm not sure I understand your answer.

I have a filer with dns enabled but 'dfm host list <that_filer>' shows just the short name.

Here's the output of 'options dns' run on the filer

dns.cache.enable             on         (value might be overwritten in takeover)
dns.domainname                          (value might be overwritten in takeover)
dns.enable                   on         (value might be overwritten in takeover)
dns.update.enable            off        (value might be overwritten in takeover)
dns.update.ttl               24h        (value might be overwritten in takeover)

Its partner has the same settings. DFM shows its short name, too, rather than full name

-Marlon

Re: DFM Hosts, short name or FQN name ?

Hi Marlon,

If dns is configured, you should get the domain name in "dns.domainname".

f6070-183-116> options dns

dns.cache.enable            on

dns.domainname              lab.xyz.in

dns.enable                  on

dns.update.enable            off

dns.update.ttl              24h

f6070-183-116>

Could you please run the dns setup again?

-Kjag

Re: DFM Hosts, short name or FQN name ?

That did the trick !

Thanks, kjag.

setting the dns.domainname option was the additional step I needed to complete.

Re: DFM Hosts, short name or FQN name ?