Re: Talking about Oracle Lab Setup - which VM provider do you prefer?

From: Chris Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:04:17 -0600
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Just thought I'd follow up to this for anyone that is interested.

I'm evaluating Simple DNS Plus ( and it does the round robin/weighted round robin. All through a nice and easy to use interface (for those of us who don't know much about DNS and zones). I think it's $79 for 5 zones. I'm going to contact them and see if they offer any type of single zone license or modified license for personal/lab use. Seems like a very good product.


On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 1:41 PM, Jared Still <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 9:37 AM, Chris Taylor <
>> wrote:
>> For a personal lab setup, do you need round robin? The load is going to
>> be very small so I'm not sure if I would need it.
>> Yep, it doesn't look like Dual DHCP DNS Server does round robin.
> If I go to the trouble of setting up a multinode RAC , I do want it to
> work as expected.
> Maybe not everyone cares, but I do.
> Currently I have 2 DNS servers - one is dnsmasq and the other is bind.
> dnsmasq works well for DNS, but unfortunately the DCHP doesn't seem to
> work well...
> However, DHCP in dualserver does work quite well.
> So now I have 2 different DNS servers, and 1 DHCP server.
> I quit using the router for DHCP as routers don't seem to last more than a
> couple years,
> and I got tired of re-entering all the data.
> Backup the router you say? Well, I've had mixed success with actually
> restoring one of those backups.
> Make that no success.
> Backing up the DNS/DHCP configs to a NAS is quite easy, and the format is
> human readable.
> Next step is to setup another server to run dualserver for DHCP as a
> backup, and dnsmasq for the 2nd DNS,
> which is currently running on a VM. Nothing wrong with the VM, but I lose
> a DNS server if the physical box
> has to be shut down.
> This will be done by repurposing an old Dell old laptop for the 2nd DNS
> server.
> More work than I wanted, but will work well when complete.
> Or, bind would be acceptable if there is a decent automation tool for
> config.
> Changing bind configs is a lot of work, while dnsmasq is quite simple.
> Jared Still
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