Create SRV records for KMS hosts on an OES DNS server (novell-named)

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  • 21-Nov-2013
  • 09-Oct-2015


Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux


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To create KMS records on a novell-named (OES) DNS server, please complete the following steps:

1. Open the DNS / DHCP management console
2. Highlight the zone where the record is to reside
3. Click the 'create' building block at the top of the screen
4. Choose "Resource Record"
5. Leave the "Owner Name" blank
6. Select Others and choose SRV from the drop down list
7. Complete the remaining fields as follows:

Note: The Service field is a drop down list but you can type what you need in that field if what you need is not already in the list.

Service: _VLMCS
Proto: _TCP
Priority: 0
Weight: 0
Port: 1688
Target: The FQDN of KMS host

8. Click Create

Additional Information

* If you get an error at this point indicating that the "Owner" field cannot be left blank, please accept the channel update for  

Once accepting this update, re-install the java management console using the URL:

http://IP or DNS name of your OES server/welcome/client-software.html

If you would like to verify your record was created successfully, you can use nslookup to do so.

Testing the example above could look like this:
nslookup> _VLMCS._TCP.<yourdomain>