Need a Lightweight DNS Server for Test Lab?

Do you need a simple DNS server for a home-lab or to support a VCSA install? How does a 32.9MB Docker Container Sound? Read on to learn about my solution.

During a recent Home Lab incident, I was reminded during my attempted install of the Virtual Center Server Appliance that a DNS server is required. After a bit of research and testing, I was able to produce something that was perfect for my use case. As usual, I like to share such solutions so I spent a bit more time to get it clean, reproducible and reusable by others and wrote up my experience here: Lightweight DNS Server for Home or Test lab. I hope you find this helpful!

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Burke Azbill
Senior Staff Solutions Architect at VMware, Inc.
Burke has been a technology professional since 1996 and has held certifications from Cisco, Citrix, ITIL, Linux Professional Institute, Microsoft, Novell, and VMware. He joined VMware in 2007 as part of the acquisition of Dunes Technologies from Lausanne, Switzerland where he had begun his work with Orchestrator. Burke is founder and contributor of the blog VCOTeam as well as a leading contributor to the VMTN Communities for Orchestrator. He has been recognized by the community as a vExpert since 2010. During his tenure at VMware, Burke co-created the Orchestrator Master’s Training program, has trained hundreds of employees on Orchestrator, built many integrations for customers and partners, and has worked various roles in the VMworld Hands On Labs. He has also been a member, and technical lead, of the SDDC Livefire program, building content, labs, and vPods for the program. Publications include contributing author for “VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT)” (VMware Press 2013) and technical resource for "VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook - Second Edition," "VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook," and “VMware vRealize Orchestrator Essentials” (Packt Publishing 2015), “Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator” (VMware Press 2012), and “VMware vSphere for Dummies” (For Dummies 2011).

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