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Editing DNS and DDNS settings

You can maintain host information centrally using DNS. You can use System Manager to add or modify the DNS domain name of your storage system. You can also enable DDNS on your storage system to update the name server automatically in the DNS server.

Before you begin

  • You must have set up a CIFS server or Active Directory account for the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) for secure DDNS to work.
  • The DNS server administrator must have made the necessary changes in the DNS server for the DDNS functionality to work.

    Secure DDNS must be enabled on both Data ONTAP and in the DNS server.


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the SVM, and then click Configuration > Services > DNS/DDNS Services.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. In the Edit DNS/DDNS Settings dialog box, select the DNS service check box to enable DNS.
  5. In the DNS Domains and Name Servers areas, add or modify the DNS domain names and the IP addresses.
  6. Select the DDNS service check box to enable DDNS.
    You can enable DDNS only if DNS is enabled.
    1. Select the Enable Secure DDNS check box to enable secure DDNS.
    2. Specify the FQDN and time to live values for the DDNS service.
      By default, time to live is set to 24 hours and FQDN is set to SVM name. domain name.
  7. Click OK.