New resource records are created on the Resource Record tab of a zone. Address Manager supports the following types of resource records.
|Resource Record Type
|Host (A/AAAA) Record
|Designates an IP address for a device. A new host requires a name and an IP address. Multiple addresses may exist for the same device.
|Mail Exchanger Record
|Designates the host name and preference for a mail server or exchanger. An MX record requires a name and a priority value. Priorities with a lower numeric value are chosen first in assessing delivery options.
|CNAME Alias Record
|Specifies an alias for a host name. The alias record type requires a name.
|Defines services available within a zone, such as LDAP. A service record requires a name, priority, port, and weight. A lower priority value indicates precedence. The port value indicates the port on which the service is available. The weight value is used when multiple services have the same priority value; a higher weight value indicates precedence.
|HINFO Host Info Record
|Specifies optional text information about a host. The host info record includes CPU and OS information.
|TXT Text Record
|Associates arbitrary text with a host name. A text record includes name and text information. This record is used to support record types such as those used in Sender Policy Framework (SPF) e-mail validation.
|Naming Authority Pointer
|Specifies a rewrite rule that when applied to an existing string will produce a new domain label or Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). This allows the DNS to be used to lookup services for a wide variety of resource names that are not in domain name syntax. NAPTR records are commonly used for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), for example, in the mapping of servers and user addresses in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
|Allows generic configuration of the following resource record
types: A, AAAA, A6,
AFSDB, APL, CAA, CERT, DHCID,
DNAME, DS, IPSECKEY, ISDN, KEY,
KX, LOC, MB, MG, MINFO, MR, NS,
NSAP, PTR, PX, RP, RT, SINK,
SPF, SSHFP, TLSA, WKS, and X25.
Note: The primary method for creating A/AAAA records in Address Manager is by adding a host record and linking it to an IP address.
Note: The A6 record type has been moved to Historic status per RFC 6563, and is planned for removal in a future release.
Note: The primary method for creating PTR records is by selecting the Reverse Record check box during host record creation and configuring necessary deployment roles. PTR records for unmanaged external hosts can also be created as part of the IP assignment process.