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Created by Guest
Created on Jul 18, 2017

Provide a means to Enable DNS from the HMC CLI

NTP can be both configured and enabled from the HMC CLI.
To Configure NTP, use these commands:
chhmc -c xntp -s add -a -i eth0
To Enable NTP, use this command:
chhmc -c xntp -s enable

To configure DNS, I can use this command:
chhmc -c network -s add -ds ""

But there is no command to Enable DNS from the CLI! The only way to enable DNS (so I'm told) is to tick the "Enable DNS" tickbox from the GUI. For consistency, we need to be able to do all configuration and "Enable", too, from the CLI.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 4, 2018


    Support for enabling DNS from CLI is added in HMC V9 R1 M920. You can use chhmc -c network -s {enable | disable} --dns to enable/disable the DNS.