Point your browser to the EIB edge server
After testing EIB-unrelated features of you configuration in the staging environment, you can now switch your traffic to the EIB edge server associated to your property hostname. You can do so by changing the hosts file on a local computer to point your site or application hostnames to the anycast IP address of the edge server associated to the production hostname.
Access Property Manager
configurations associated with the selected Control Center account. Go to
(or just enter Properties in the
The Property Groups page opens.
- Click the Property Name link for your property.
- On the Property Details page, click the Version of your configuration that you want to access in Manage Versions and Activations.
On the Property Manager
Editor page, make note of the production edge hostname of you
property hosntame in Property Hostnames.
Perform an nslookup or dig of
the EIB edge hostname.
The anycast IP of the edge hostname appears.The above examples are only snippets of entire responses where you might find the anycast IP address of the edge server.
Non-authoritative answer: Name: eip-ntt.ota.production-hostname.com.akahost.net. Address: 22.214.171.124
- For dig:
ANSWER SECTION: ota.production-hostname.com. 600 IN CNAME ota.production-hostname.com.edgekey.net. ota.production-hostname.com.edgekey.net. 900 IN CNAME ota.production-hostname.com.eip.akadns.net. ota.production-hostname.com.eip.akadns.net. 300 IN CNAME eip-ntt. ota.production-hostname.com.akahost.net. eip-ntt.ota.production-hostname.com.akahost.net. 30 IN A 126.96.36.199
For more information, see the Edge Staging Network (ESN) User Guide.
- For nslookup:
Open your local hosts file in a
The above paths are only examples of where you might find the hosts files. For more information, see the relevant user documentation for the location of the hosts file for your operating system.
- For Windows, go to: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drives\etc\hosts
- For MacOS X, go to: /etc/hosts
- For UNIX/Linux, go to: /etc/hosts
At the end of the hosts file, do the steps:
Delete an entry for your
website that includes the IP address of the staging edge hostname and
the test domain of your property.
Add an entry for your
website that includes the anycast IP address of the EIB edge hostname
and the production domain of your property.
- Delete an entry for your website that includes the IP address of the staging edge hostname and the test domain of your property.
Save and close the hosts
All requests from your computer to your domain go to the EIB edge server.