DNS with Designate

Inspect Zones and Recordsets

A default DNS zone based on the allocation project name is provisioned for all new Nectar allocations (and amended allocations). You can check that your project has the default zone using the Nectar dashboard, by navigating to Project -> DNS -> Zones. The default zone is in the form <project-name>.cloud.edu.au..

Zones

To list your DNS zones using the OpenStack command line:

$ openstack zone list
+-----------+-------------------------+---------+----------+--------+--------+
| id        | name                    | type    |   serial | status | action |
+-----------+-------------------------+---------+----------+--------+--------+
| <zone id> | qcif-test.cloud.edu.au. | PRIMARY | <serial> | ACTIVE | NONE   |
+-----------+-------------------------+---------+----------+--------+--------+

If the default zone is not listed, your project was created before the Nectar DNS service was available. Please email support@nectar.org.au requesting that the default zone be added to your project.

To view the DNS record sets defined for a zone, click the zone name then the Record Sets tab. Each zone has two Nameserver records that are provisioned with the zone. You can add can update or delete record sets that you have created. Please email support@nectar.org.au if you need to change the Nameserver records.

Record Sets

To list your DNS record sets using the OpenStack command line, first use the openstack zone list command to lookup the required <zode id>, then use:

$ openstack recordset list <zone id>
+-----------+---------------------------------+------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------+--------+
| id        | name                            | type | records                                                                     | status | action |
+-----------+---------------------------------+------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------+--------+
| <rec id1> | qcif-test.cloud.edu.au.         | SOA  | ns1.rc.nectar.org.au. support.nectar.org.au. 1566546364 3590 600 86400 3600 | ACTIVE | NONE   |
| <rec id2> | qcif-test.cloud.edu.au.         | NS   | ns2.rc.nectar.org.au.                                                       | ACTIVE | NONE   |
|           |                                 |      | ns1.rc.nectar.org.au.                                                       |        |        |
| <rec id3> | my-name.qcif-test.cloud.edu.au. | A    | 203.101.225.247                                                             | ACTIVE | NONE   |
+-----------+---------------------------------+------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------+--------+