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How to configure Zenoss5 virtual hosts on Amazon Route 53?

Subject: How to configure Zenoss5 virtual hosts on Amazon Route 53?
Author: [Not Specified]
Posted: 2015-04-07 09:26

Hi guys,

I am trying to install Zenoss 5 on one of the EC2 hosts. Some of the underlying Zenoss5 services are only accessible through a virtual host. For example, if is the public DNS of the EC2 host, then the URL to the zenoss5 service is, where X.X.X.X is the public IP for the EC2 host. So I went to Route 53 and created a DNS record:

Alias: No
TTL: 300 Seconds
Routing Policy: Simple

I created this record 3 days ago but I still can't nslookup this virtual host:

$ nslookup

server can't find NXDOMAIN

How do I fix this

Thanks in advance!

Subject: IMHO that's not possible. You
Author: Jan Garaj
Posted: 2015-04-07 09:46

IMHO that's not possible. You can manage your own domain, but not Amazon's domain. If it'll be so easy, then I'll redirect to by using Amazon Route53 service :-D

I tried also your example, but it's not working.
=> Use your own domain, or edit your local host file.

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Subject: I'm not an amazon expert, and
Author: Andrew Kirch
Posted: 2015-04-07 10:52

I'm not an amazon expert, and without the IP address portion I can't tell you precisely what's going on, but CNAMEs are Alias records.

Andrew Kirch

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