Adding an Alias (CNAME) record - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

Locale
English (United States)
Product name
BlueCat Address Manager
Version
9.2.0

You can add an alias (CNAME) record for a zone from the Resource Records tab within the top-level DNS zone or sub-zones, or you can add the alias record using the Add Alias Records function from the Details page of a host or alias record. Address Manager supports dotted alias names. You can add alias records with dot (.) in their names. A dotted alias name should contain no more than ten dots.

Adding an alias (CNAME) record from the Resource Records tab within DNS zones

To add a CNAME record:

  1. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the DNS tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
  3. Under DNS Views, click a DNS view.
  4. Under Top Level Domains, navigate to the top level domain, DNS zone, or DNS sub-zone where you want to add or edit a resource record.
  5. Click the Resource Records tab.
  6. Under Resource Records, click New and select Alias Record (CNAME).
  7. Under General, set the following parameters:
    • Name—enter the name for the alias record.
    • Host—select a host record from the drop-down menu. To specify an external host, enter the name of the host and select External Host.
    • Override TTL—to change the time-to-live value for the record, select this option and enter a value in the field. Select a unit of time from the drop-down menu.
  8. Under Additional Information, enter notes describing the resource record in the Comments field.
  9. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  10. Click Add or click Add Next.