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composedTitleDNS Manager: DNS Management Platform with Multitenant, Role-based Design
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titleDNS Manager: Multitenant, Role-based DNS Management Plaform

DNS Manager is a DNS management platform with a multi-tenant, role-based design. With only two management levels, our DNS platform serves thousands of customers.


In this section you will find the changelogs for 4PSA DNS Manager 4 5 and later releases.

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For details with regard to the minimum hardware requirements and compatibilities, please consult the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).


The 4PSA DNS Manager installation can be performed:

Changes in


DNS Manager


5 Series

Before upgrading a 4PSA DNS Manager 1.4.0 installation to 4PSA DNS Manager 45.02.05, you must be aware of the following important changes in 4PSA DNS Manager 45.02.05:

Running Beside Plesk

4PSA DNS Manager 4 cannot run on the same server with Parallels Plesk. 4PSA DNS Manager is still able to gather records from Plesk servers, but the 4PSA DNS Manager server is no longer able to run on the same server with Plesk. If you are currently running 4PSA DNS Manager 1.x on a Plesk server, you have to migrate your installation to another machine.

MySQL Update

4PSA DNS Manager 4 requires Manager requires MySQL-server 5.x. During the installation it will update your current MySQL server. If you are using this machine for other purposes (although not recommended) be aware that this might affect applications that require MySQL.

Management Interface

4PSA DNS Manager 4 runs Manager runs on its own admin server. You will be able to access the management interface after update to:

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Syncronization Daemons

In order to synchronize with database zones and remote updates, 4PSA DNS Manager 4 uses Manager uses two daemons, called zonemngd and updateurld. The cron jobs in 4PSA DNS Manager are no longer available. Please refer to the Command Line Interface guide for more details.

Package Distribution

4PSA DNS Manager 4 comes Manager comes in RPM packages, on Linux distributions that support RPM. The product installer will download and install them from the 4PSA DNS Manager repository.

Before Upgrading

This is the checklist you need to verify when upgrading 4PSA DNS Manager:

Assure Redundancy

Upgrading to 4PSA DNS Manager 4 will Manager will stop your DNS named/bind server. Do not upgrade a 4PSA DNS Manager server if redundancy is not guaranteed by secondary servers. Therefore all servers in the infrastructure must be updated one at a time.


The upgrade script will upgrade ONLY 4PSA DNS Manager 1.3.5 and newer server versions. If you have installed an older version, upgrade it to 4PSA DNS Manager 1.4.0 and then run the 4PSA DNS Manager 4 5 installer.

Root Access

Make sure that the MySQL user setup in DNS Manager 1.x configuration file at /usr/local/dnsmanager/dnsmanager.conf has root access to your MySQL installation. If root access is not available, grant it with root access before executing the installer. If you do not do this, installer will fail.


Named server will be totally reconfigured during this upgrade. Your old named files will be saved to /var/named/run-root.4psasave. If you had any zones that were not managed in 4PSA DNS Manager interface, or particular named options in place, you MUST reapply them.


The upgrade process will import records from your old database and convert them to the new 4PSA DNS Manager 4 formatManager format. After upgrade, you should check permissions and limits on your customers, because 4PSA DNS Manager features more advanced permissions and limits, some of them with a slightly different behavior.

titleRead If You Are Using Remote Updates

In 4PSA DNS Manager 4, the format of the dump files changed. Two formats are no longer necessary and more information is made available in the new format. Therefore, AFTER upgrading 4PSA DNS Manager to version 4 5 you will have to replace the interface scripts on ALL remote machines. The interface scripts for more popular control panels are available on:



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