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Configuring NameServers : Configuring a NameServer : Configuring remote instances
 

Configuring remote instances

A remote NameServer instance is a reference to a NameServer that runs on some other host. By defining a remote instance, you allow a Unified Broker running on the local host to use the NameServer running on the remote host as its controlling NameServer. Thus, a remote NameServer configuration requires that you define:
*One local NameServer instance on the host where the NameServer runs
*One remote instance on each host where a Unified Broker uses the remote NameServer as its controlling NameServer
For example, consider that you are creating a NameServer instance on one system, which is named Sys1. The NameServer instance is actually physically running under an AdminServer on another system, which is named Sys2. The instance is remote for Sys1 and local for Sys2.
To create a remote instance, you need the host name and port number of Sys2 and its NameServer. You then use that information to create a remote NameServer on Sys1.
To configure a remote NameServer instance:
1. Configure at least one local NameServer instance on the remote host.
2. Using the management console, connect to the AdminServer on a host where you want to define the remote instance, and filter or search for the NameServer broker instances for that host.
3. Click the Edit icon for an existing remote NameServer instance. The NameServer details page appears.
You can also create a new NameServer, specifying its name and indicating that its location is remote. For details, see Creating a NameServer.
4. In the Command and control section of the details page, click Configuration. The NameServer Configuration page appears.
5. Click Edit. The Location default is local. If you are editing an existing instance or creating a new instance, change the location to remote.
6. Set or change the host name to a machine where you have a NameServer defined as a local instance. Set the port number to the port on which the local instance you want to reference is listening.
7. Click Save.