DNS Lookup Scout
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    DNS Lookup Scout

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    Article summary

    The DNS Lookup Scout tests the availability and health of DNS servers, and whether the response of a query for a selected domain returns the desired result.

    Create a DNS Lookup Scout

    1. In the Scoutbees top bar, click Create Scout to open the Add New Scout window

    2. From the Infrastructure tab, select DNS Lookup as the Scout Type.

    3. Select the locations (Hives) from which you want to initiate the DNS lookup test.

    4. Enter the Hostname to test.

    5. Enter a Name for the Scout.

    6. Select how often you want the Scout to perform the DNS lookup test with the Run Every slider.

    7. Optionally, attach Labels to your Scout. Labels are key-value pairs which can be used to organize your Scouts. To learn more about labels, visit Scout Labels.

    8. Optionally, click Show additional parameters to configure the following:

      • DNS Server. Sets the DNS server to use for the query. If you do not enter a value, the test uses the default DNS server of the selected Hive.
      • Expected IP Response. Sets an IP address that is used to determine if the test is successful. If the query responds with the IP address, then the test succeeds; otherwise, the test fails.
      • Type. Sets the query type A or MX.
      • Timeout. Sets the maximum wait time for the test to finish.
    9. Click Next: Alert Policy to set up alerts and notifications on the Scout before saving it. For more information, see Alert Policies.

    Test Results

    Click on a test result to see the full details of the DNS lookup test. In this example, you can see the type of information that is returned for a DNS lookup test to controlup.com.

    You can see a summary of the Scout configuration, along with the resulting IP address and response time.

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