Domain Name System (DNS) is the name resolution protocol for TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet. Client computers query a DNS server to resolve memorable, alphanumeric DNS names to the IP addresses that computers use to communicate with each other.
Imagine a situation where the DNS server is rendered temporarily unavailable. If a client computer attempts to send across a critical information request to a server at this time, the attempt is sure to fail due to the absence of the DNS server to translate the human-readable DNS name to a machine-readable IP address. In an environment where there is continuous exchange of data between components, such unplanned DNS server failures can result in total chaos!
In order to avoid such problem conditions, the performance of the DNS server should be constantly monitored. This is where the eG Enterprise helps administrators.