Unable to set CoreDNS forwarding policy via the DNS operator in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4

Solution In Progress - Updated -


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  • By default, the CoreDNS forwarding policy will load balance at random across the healthy DNS servers. There are other options to use round-robin or sequential load balancing across the different upstreams by using the policy option.
  • There currently is not an option to set this CoreDNS forward policy configuration in the DNS Operator according to the following documentation.


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.6+
  • CoreDNS 4.6.x

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