Using a Domain Name for a Private Cloud Server
Private Cloud clients connect to the private cloud server by using its external IP and port. However, in certain deployments, especially those needing a disaster recovery environment, a domain address can be utilized.
When a domain address is used, the private cloud clients will use the domain address instead of the IP address to connect to the private cloud server; this insulates the clients from connectivity issues when the physical environment has changed on the private cloud server side.
Setting up domain name
- In the Private Cloud tab via the Admin’s instance, there is a Setting’s tab. Select the Settings tab to open a series of options regarding the Private Cloud.
- Copy and paste the ‘Test URL’ into a browser to ensure that members can access the private cloud server. When a domain value is set, then the URL will show the domain name instead of IP address.
- Enter the desired domain address in the ‘Domain’ field
- Press ‘Save’ at the bottom
- Close out of the instance and reopen Binfer to ensure that the domain change has been implemented.
Important: Binfer will automatically validate the domain IP address against the detected external IP address to ensure that the domain was configured correctly.If a warning is shown, then please check and verify that the domain name records have been configured properly and are pinging to the correct IP address.