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End Host Name resolution

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Hi. Not sure if this has been raised before, but I'm struggling to find the best practice for ensuring the Host Name field is populated in the Switch Port Management in NetMRI.

 

Although we have been using NetMRI for sometime, this subject has just been raised.

 

Is there any documentation regarding this? or can someone advise what is required.

 

 

Thanks

 

Russ.

 

 

Re: End Host Name resolution

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You have to make sure that NetMRI is discovering that Network the host belongs to Smiley Happy

 

If you don't want to discover that network, SYNC it to your Infoblox DDI and it shows you that a Host Record and which switch and port it's connected to.

 

 

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Re: End Host Name resolution

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Hi Sif,

 

 

Thanks for that. Unfortunately we dont have the DDI so cant go forward on that - we have a complicated outsourcing arrangement - and DHCP/DNS is provided by Microsoft servers. Looks like I will have to manually add the IP ranges through import.

 

Regards

 

Russ

Re: End Host Name resolution

AMathewGeorge
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Hi, 

 

End Host name resolution against the DNS servers is done when the End Host IP ranges are added to discovery settings.

 

Consider adding such ranges with "Exclude from Management" option. Hope this helps.

 

 

Re: End Host Name resolution

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Thanks for that. I realised that after a bit of trial and error.

 

Unfortunately a lot of our network infrastructure provides a shared network service with other organisations and as such we dont have a lot of devices in the main DNS server. This was the main reason for my initial post as I was a bit confused as to the mechanism and the documentation doesnt specifically indicate this requirement.

 

Once I put in the device ranges that we manage internally, I was able to get (a limited amount of) host name resolution working.

 

 

Rgds

Russ

 

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