win_dns_client – Configures DNS lookup on Windows hosts

Synopsis

  • The win_dns_client module configures the DNS client on Windows network adapters.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
adapter_names
list / required
Adapter name or list of adapter names for which to manage DNS settings ('*' is supported as a wildcard value).
The adapter name used is the connection caption in the Network Control Panel or the InterfaceAlias of Get-DnsClientServerAddress.
dns_servers
list / required
Single or ordered list of DNS servers (IPv4 and IPv6 addresses) to configure for lookup.
An empty list will configure the adapter to use the DHCP-assigned values on connections where DHCP is enabled, or disable DNS lookup on statically-configured connections.
IPv6 DNS servers can only be set on Windows Server 2012 or newer, older hosts can only set IPv4 addresses.
Before 2.10 use ipv4_addresses instead.

aliases: ipv4_addresses, ip_addresses, addresses

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Set a single address on the adapter named Ethernet
  win_dns_client:
    adapter_names: Ethernet
    dns_servers: 192.168.34.5

- name: Set multiple lookup addresses on all visible adapters (usually physical adapters that are in the Up state), with debug logging to a file
  win_dns_client:
    adapter_names: '*'
    dns_servers:
    - 192.168.34.5
    - 192.168.34.6
    log_path: C:\dns_log.txt

- name: Set IPv6 DNS servers on the adapter named Ethernet
  win_dns_client:
    adapter_names: Ethernet
    dns_servers:
    - '2001:db8::2'
    - '2001:db8::3'

- name: Configure all adapters whose names begin with Ethernet to use DHCP-assigned DNS values
  win_dns_client:
    adapter_names: 'Ethernet*'
    dns_servers: []

Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)
  • Brian Scholer (@briantist)

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