GS6 VIP online but DMP offline in Venus Control Suite, VIP assigned invalid DNS servers

Symptoms

  • GS6 display shows the VIP Online but DMP is offline in the Venus Control Suite (VCS) Dashboard.
  • Able to connect to the VIP via the Venus /bus client.
  • Can ping the DMP from the VIP using network tools.
  • VIP has manually set DNS servers. Alternative DNS may be 8.8.8.8 or another public server.
  • Primary DNS may be set to the network's gateway but the network uses an alternative IP for it's DNS hosting (e.g. Gateway is 192.168.1.1 but DNS is hosted on 192.168.1.20).

Environment

  • GS6
  • VCS
  • DMP-8050, DMP-8065.2, DMP-5050, DMP-5060

Cause

  • Address set to Primary DNS on the VIP is not a DNS server.

Resolution

  • Change Primary DNS on the VIP to the correct DNS server IP address.
    • If the correct DNS server address is not known, you can set a public server as the Primary DNS or set the DNS settings to Obtain Automatically on the VIP. Depending on the End User's network it may not automatically locate one.

KB ID: DD3544794


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