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What do the nova dns-* commands do?

asked 2013-05-15 00:44:11 -0500

carlsverre gravatar image

updated 2013-05-15 00:45:34 -0500

I noticed that there are a series of dns-* commands in the nova command line client, and am very interested in how they work. Unfortunately, it seems that I am incapable of finding any documentation explaining how to configure/use the commands. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would be very thankful.

You can find the commands here with short descriptions of each: (

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answered 2013-05-15 02:56:10 -0500

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updated 2013-05-15 02:56:48 -0500


This is the client side part of the Nova "Floating IP DNS" extension (, which

Manages DNS records associated with IP addresses allocated by the Floating IPs extension. Requests are dispatched to a DNS driver selected at startup.

By default, nova is configured to use:

which means, by default - those commands will do nothing.

I am not sure if there is a driver for this outside of nova-networking yet, but you may have to look at projects such as Moniker ( to proceed further.

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Thanks for the great answer. Do you know about the stability of Moniker? I am tempted to install it since it looks more integrated than nova-dns.

carlsverre gravatar imagecarlsverre ( 2013-05-15 12:16:15 -0500 )edit
fifieldt gravatar imagefifieldt ( 2013-06-09 03:17:19 -0500 )edit

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