Servers - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.3.0

Address Manager API Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.3.0

To use a DNS/DHCP Server with Address Manager, you must add the server to the Address Manager configuration.

This involves providing information in the Add Server page, and then connecting to the server, or using the addServer method. A successful connection places the DNS/DHCP Server under the control of Address Manager and disables the native DNS/DHCP Server command server agent. Then, the server is no longer managed through the DNS/DHCP Server Management Console and it responds only to commands from Address Manager, where you can deploy services to the servers using deployment roles and server options.

If you wish to create and configure server objects before making the actual servers available, you can add the servers without connecting them, through either the Address Manager user interface or the API. The method described here adds the server to an Address Manager configuration only, and does not connect to the server.

Before deploying a configuration, you must connect to servers using the addServer method or using the Address Manager web interface. For more information about connecting to existing servers using the Address Manager web interface, refer to Adding DNS/DHCP Servers to Address Manager in the Address Manager Adminstration Guide.

Address Manager v8.0.0 and greater, and DNS/DHCP Server v7.0.0 and greater feature support for dedicated management on multi-interface DNS/DHCP Server appliances (DNS/DHCP Server hardware models 1900, 1925, and 1950). These DNS/DHCP Server appliances include support for three interface ports (Services, XHA, Management) and four interface ports (Services, XHA, Management, and Redundancy through port bonding: eth0 + eth3).
Note: The steps to configure a DNS/DHCP Server and add it to Address Manager will vary according to the number of interfaces on your DNS/DHCP Server appliance, and the number of interfaces that you wish to use.
Below are the interfaces that are used by different types of DNS/DHCP Server:
Number of ports eth0 eth1 eth2 eth3
2 Services / Management XHA N/A N/A
3 Services XHA Dedicated Management N/A
4 Services XHA Dedicated Management Redundancy
Note: If you are using multi-port DNS/DHCP Server appliances and want to use dedicated management, you must first enable it from the Administration Console before adding a DNS/DHCP Server to Address Manager.