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Edit the host file to add static entry for hosts that are not resolving by DNS

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Created by Con Finucane, last modified by Rodim Suarez_ret on Aug 03, 2016

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Overview

When the Orion application cannot resolve an IP via DNS, you can add a static entry to the host table to allow the application to display the host name.

Environment

All Solarwinds products

Steps

  1. Go to Start > run Notepad.
  2. Right click on the Notepad icon and select Run as a administrator.
  3. Select Open from the File menu option.
  4. Browse to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
  5. Add the host name and IP address to the bottom of the host file.
  6. Save the host file.

 

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