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What it the purpose of Static Host Name Mapping on powerconnect switches

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Hi All

 

I came across Static Host Name Mapping on powerconnect 3048 switch and wondered what it can be used for, is it like a hosts file on a server?  Or does it have another use?  If I have DNS do I really need this?

Enlightenment please 

 

Thanks

Eric

 

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Re: What it the purpose of Static Host Name Mapping on powerconnect switches

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It is assigning an ip to a specific host, it really is only needed if the switch is acting as the dhcp server.


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Re: What it the purpose of Static Host Name Mapping on powerconnect switches

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It is assigning an ip to a specific host, it really is only needed if the switch is acting as the dhcp server.


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Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
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HI Josh

Thank you for the information, using the switch as a DHCP server is useful information, I'll note that for future projects.

 

Best regards

Eric

 

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