Set up your DNS to Lumu - Windows Server

Configure DNS in Windows Server

Setting up DNS forwarding on a local server is recommended for enterprises where all the traffic is directed to the internet through a server.

For more context on Lumu Deployment scenarios, consult  Lumu Deployment and Integration Guide.
Infrastructure with DNS Server pointing to Lumu Infrastructure with DNS Server pointing to Lumu
This guide walks you through the DNS configuration process in a Windows server.

Requirements

  1. A server running a Windows Server operating system.
  2. DNS Server Role installed on your server.
Remember that for using Lumu DNS servers through Lumu Gateways collectors, you first need to  register your public IP address or group of IPs as a gateway for your company at the Lumu Portal before configuring your DNS. If you are  using Lumu Virtual Appliance (VA) as a DNS resolver, remember first to deploy and configure your VA.

Edit Windows DNS settings

Note: When creating this guide, we used Windows Server 2012, the steps may vary on other versions.

In the following video, we guide you on how to configure your internal DNS to use our DNS resolvers (Lumu Gateways) in the management console of a Windows DNS server:


First, bring up the Start menu of the Windows Server, and search for Administrative Tools. This will open the DNS Manager.
Windows Server start panel Windows Server start panel

In the DNS manager area, choose the server you want to edit, then double-click on Forwarders.

Windows Server DNS Manager Windows Server DNS Manager

In the Forwarders tab in the server’s Properties, click to edit.

Forwarders properties Forwarders properties

In the Edit Forwarders dialog, type in the Lumu IP addresses, or the IP addresses of the Virtual Appliances you created.

Remember: the Lumu DNS resolvers IPv4 addresses are: 
50.17.0.10
3.87.85.24
Forwarders properties Forwarders properties

Validate Your Settings

The final step is to verify that your DNS connections are correctly routed through Lumu. See Validate your new DNS Settings for more information.

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