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Assigning hostnames and FQDNs

The Management Node and each Conferencing Node within your deployment must have a unique hostname.

Hostnames can be made of a combination of numbers, letters, and the hyphen (-) character, and are case-insensitive. Hostnames cannot be entirely numeric.

The hostname and the domain together make up the system's DNS name or FQDN.

We recommend that you assign valid DNS names or FQDNs to all of your Conferencing Nodes. Doing so will make managing your deployment easier, for example by:

  • allowing you to route calls more easily
  • allowing you to use more manageable TLS certificates
  • allowing you to in effect change the IP address of a Conferencing Node (by re-deploying a new system using the same DNS name but a different IP address)
  • making the system easier to access for the purposes of troubleshooting.

To assign a DNS name to a Conferencing Node, enter a valid Hostname and Domain combination when first deploying the Conferencing Node.