DNS Management Pack Optional Configuration

Standard

When you have imported the DNS management pack and configured it there are some optional configuration options:

  • External Resolution Monitor
  • Global Zone Resolution Monitor
  • Forwarder Availability Monitor

External Resolution Monitor

When imported the DNS management pack the external resolution monitor that performs an NSLOOKUP query for a host(NS) record at www.microsoft.com to verrify that external resolution is functioning properly. If you want, you can change the Host, Query or disable te monitor.

  • Open the System Center Operations Manager Console 2007 r2, and click the "Authoring" workspace.
  • In the "Authoring" workspace, expand "Management Pack Objects, and select "Monitors"

    SelectMonitor

  • In the "Monitors" pane, use the "Look for:" box to find "External Resolution Monitor"

    ExternalResolutionMonitor

  • Right Click "DNS 2008/R2 External Resolution Monitor", select "Overrides", select "Override the Monitor", click "For all objects of class: DNS 2008/R2 Server"

    CreateOverride

  • On the "Overrides Properties" page, select "Host" and change the "Override Value" to the value that you want

    Override

  • On the "Overrides Properties" page, Select a "Destination management Pack" click "Apply" and click "OK"

Global Zone Resolution Monitor

The Global zone resolution monitor performs an NSLOOKUP query for a test(A) record named "placeholder" to verify that global zone resolution is working. If you want it to work you can create a DNS A record named "placeholder" or you can create a override to change the target name.

When you are going to change the target name you need to create a override to change the target name

  • Open the System Center Operations Manager Console 2007 r2, and click the "Authoring" workspace.
  • In the "Authoring" workspace, expand "Management Pack Objects, and select "Monitors"
  • In the "Monitors" pane, use the "Look for:" box to find "Global Zone Resolution Monitor"
  • Right Click "Global Zone Resolution Monitor", select "Overrides", select "Override the Monitor", click "For all objects of class: DNS 2008/R2 Global Zone"

     GlobalZoneMonitorOverride

  • On the "Overrides Properties" page, select "Host" and change the "Override Value" to the value that you want

    GlobalZoneOverrideHost

  • On the "Overrides Properties" page, Select a "Destination management Pack" click "Apply" and click "Ok"

Forwarder Availability Monitor

The forwarder availability monitor uses www.microsoft.com as a host in an NSLOOKUP query by default for unconditional forwarders. If your environment does not have A type records for all zones, you can override the default record type to Start of Authority (SOA) type record in Forwarder Availability Monitor with the following steps:

  • Open the System Center Operations Manager Console 2007 r2, and click the "Authoring" workspace.
  • In the "Authoring" workspace, expand "Management Pack Objects, and select "Monitors"
  • In the "Monitors" pane, use the "Look for:" box to find "Forwarder Availability Monitor"
  • Right Click "Forwarder Availability Monitor", select "Overrides", select "Override the Monitor", click "For a specific object off class: DNS 2008/R2 Forwarder"

    DNSsoaOverride

  • On the "Select Object" page, select the object that you want to Override and click "OK"
  • On the "Overrides Properties" page, select "Debug flag" and change the "Override Value" to the value "True"

    DebugFlagTrue

  • On the "Overrides Properties" page, Select a "Destination management Pack" click "Apply" and click "Ok"

The DNS management Pack can be found here. The Management Pack guide can be found here

2 thoughts on “DNS Management Pack Optional Configuration

  1. Curtiss

    Roel, for the Global Zone Resolution Monitor, note that your written instructions don’t match the screenshot: the override is “For all objects of class: DNS 2008/R2 Global Zone,” not “For all objects of class: DNS 2008/R2 Server.”

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