UCSD ADD DNS / Delete DNS  (Windows)

Version 9
    Task Name


    Add / Delete DNS


    ADD / Delete DNS

    ComponentsvSphere 5.x
    User Inputs

    Instructions for Regular Workflow Use:

    1. Download the attached .ZIP file below to your computer. *Remember the location of the saved file on your computer.
    2. Unzip the file on your computer. Should end up with a .WFD file.
    3. Log in to UCS Director as a user that has "system-admin" privileges.
    4. Navigate to "Policies-->Orchestration" and click on "Import".
    5. Click "Browse" and navigate to the location on your computer where the .WFDX file resides. Choose the .WFDX file and click "Open".
    6. Click "Upload" and then "OK" once the file upload is completed. Then click "Next".
    7. Click the "Select" button next to "Import Workflows". Click the "Check All" button to check all checkboxes and then the "Select" button.
    8. Click "Submit".
    9. A new folder should appear in "Policies-->Orchestration" that contains the imported workflow. You will now need to update the included tasks with information about the specific environment.





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    DNS Delete


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    PowerShell solution:



         Add-DNSServerResourceRecordA -ZoneName ${DNS Domain} -Name ${hostname} -IPv4Address ${ip address}

    Second P3 workflow example Thank you Alexander Stoklasa):

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    Side Notes:  Second hop Problem




    More Notes and things to try:

         Enabled CredSSP in power shell host winrm service


         Within the power shell script create a new session to localhost


       $session = New-PSSession  -Credential $credential -Authentication CredSSP -ComputerName localhost


       Invoke-Command -Session $session -ScriptBlock {  #Place your dnscmd automation }