Thanks for the link. But not sure I fully understand.
The following is the result. In it, " clu1-nfs-2-t-01" and " clu1-nfs-2-t-02" can get resolve by nslookup "clu1-nfs-2-t", I understant that DNS round-robinly pickup an IP. The client can use "clu1-nfs-2-t" for altinatively using " clu1-nfs-2-t-01( x.x.30.11)" or " clu1-nfs-2-t-02(x.x.30.12)". However, adversely, the client cannot use clu1-nfs-2, only clu1-nfs-2-01 or clu1-nfs-2-02 can get resolved.
So, how could I know I could assign clu1-nfs-2-t-01 to the client, and why in the other cases, I would have to use clu1-nfs-2-01 or clu1-nfs-2-02 individually?
clu1::> net int show -vserver clu1-nfs-2 (network interface show) Logical Status Network Current Current Is Vserver Interface Admin/Oper Address/Mask Node Port Home ----------- ---------- ---------- ------------------ ------------- ------- ---- clu1-nfs-2 clu1-nfs-2-01 up/up x.xx.23.11/24 clu1-01 a0a-314 true clu1-nfs-2-02 up/up x.x.23.12/24 clu1-02 a0a-314 true clu1-nfs-2-admin up/up x.x.18.61/24 clu1-02 a0a-310 true clu1-nfs-2-t-01 up/up x.x.30.11/24 clu1-01 a0a-308 true clu1-nfs-2-t-02 up/up x.x.30.12/24 clu1-02 a0a-308 true 5 entries were displayed.
It depends on whether your clients have an access to x.x.23 network or not, and role and protocols of these LIFs. Please check network reachability first. And, can you post "net int show -vserver clu1-nfs-2"?
Easiest way is just checking by nslookup. If you would like to know as per configuration, check records on external DNS server and " net int show -vserver clu1-nfs-2 -instance"(sorry I missed this option). KB ID 1013801 details related configurations and have links to external DNS setup procedure. Read then, determine which sort of RR DNS is used, and check LIF configuration.
OK. I am starting to recognize now you could not find the DNS load-balancing information among all LIF's from NetApp storage level if you just start to work on it, unless somebody who knows the environment told you so.
Now if you go back to my previous output, we have DNS load-balancing setup over clu1-nfs-2-g-01 and clu1-nfs-2-g-02. there is no DNS load-balancing points to clu1-nfs-2-01 and clu1-nfs-2-02, we could do so, by creating a DNS pointer, say the name could be clu1-nfs-2, for a type of application, or clients accesss. Correct