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Using a hosts file

Typically, the HCP system uses DNS for system addressing. If this is not the case, to access the system, you need to provide mappings of the hostname of each target tenant or bucket to one or more node IP addresses.

You specify hostname mappings in the hosts file on the client. The location of this file depends on the client operating system:

On Windows®, by default: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

On Unix: /etc/hosts

On Mac OS® X: /private/etc/hosts


Hostname mappingsHostname mapping considerationsSample hosts file