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: http://docs.openstack.org/cli/quick-start/content/nova_client.html#novaclient_commands (http://docs.openstack.org/cli/quick-start/content/novaclient.html#novaclientcommands)

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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 (http://api.openstack.org/api-ref.html#ext-os-floating-ip-dns), 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 (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/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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