tyu7
Contributor
Contributor

Domain name not in correct format

Hi

When I go to host's DNS & Routing, choose properties and then click ok, I get the error "The domain name is not in the correct format"...

The name is name.domain.co.uk

name=AD

do I need to reserve name iin MS DNS?

Thanks

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RParker
Immortal
Immortal

The name should be:

domain: noone.com

machine name: esx1

server should be esx1

and just below it on the domain is noone.com

No special characters just numbers, letters and the period.

In your case it we be name, and below is domain.co.uk

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dmaster
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

check the following files:

for dns connectivity

/etc/resolv.conf

search domain.co.uk

nameserver x.x.x.x

nameserver x.x.x.x

for dns hostname of the esx host

/etc/hosts

and change the real esx server name

From the console type "esxcfg-advcfg -s <your new server name> /Misc/HostName". Then restart server

  1. Do not remove the following line, or various programs

  2. that require network functionality will fail.

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

192.168.3.250 name.domain.co.uk name

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tyu7
Contributor
Contributor

thanks, just having a look and if I click on properties

host identification:

Name = localhost

Domain=localdomain

On routing tab, should the VMKernel have a gateway assinged?

Sorry this may be obvious question but I'm a strugling newbie

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