Adding DNS zones - BlueCat Integrity - 9.4.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Integrity

Add a DNS zone in Address Manager. Use a template if desired and set the zone as deployable.

To add a DNS Zone:

  1. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the DNS tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
  3. Under DNS Views, click a DNS view. The Zones tab for the view opens.
  4. Under Top Level Domains, click New.
  5. Under General, set the following items:
    • Name—enter the name for the DNS zone. When you are creating a sub zone within an existing zone or a top level domain, the name of the existing zone or top level domain appears in the field.
    • Template—to create the zone with a Zone Template, select a template from the list. Select From View to select a zone template created in DNS view level. Select From Configuration to select a zone template created in the configuration level. Zone templates can also be assigned later in case you don't select a zone template at this time. For more information, refer to Assigning the zone template to a DNS zone.
      Note: The zone templates created at the DNS view level can't be used across different DNS views. If you need a global zone template that can be used across multiple DNS views, create a zone template at the configuration level. For more information, refer to DNS zone templates.
    • Deployable—when selected, the zone can be deployed to a server. When not selected, the zone can't be deployed to a server.
    • Dynamic Update—when selected, any resource records that are added, updated, or deleted within the zone will be automatically deployed to the associated primary DNS/DHCP Server of that zone using selective deployment.

      Only resource records modified within the DNS tab of the Address Manager UI, such as within zones and sub zones, and within the Quick Actions widget in the My IPAM tab are automatically deployed to the associated primary DNS/DHCP Server. Resource records that are modified within the IP Space tab , such as within IP networks, are not automatically deployed.

      • You can only select this field when the Deployable field is selected.
      • Once you enable the Dynamic Update feature, you must perform a full DNS deployment before resource record changes are automatically deployed.
      • If you update a deployment option within the zone, a deployment is not performed automatically.
      • If you update a deployment option followed by a resource record change, only the resource record change is deployed. You must perform a manual deployment to deploy the option change.
      • If you are moving resource records from one zone to another and the Dynamic Update feature is enabled on the destination zone, changes related to the resource record move will be automatically deployed to both the source and destination zones of the resource record. This deployment occurs regardless of whether the Dynamic Update feature is enabled or disabled on the source zone.

        If the destination zone does not have Dynamic Update enabled, changes related to the resource record move will not be automatically deployed.

    • Move any dotted resource records matching this new subdomain —when selected, matching dotted-name resource records will be moved to the new subdomain being added. For example, if there are several existing resource records in zone such as and, the creation of with this option selected will move these matching resource records into the new zone.
  6. Under IP Restrictions, set the IP ranges for the zone:
    • Select a block or network from the drop-down list and click Add. The selected item is added to the list of IP Restrictions. All objects created within the view must fall within the blocks and networks in the IP Restrictions list.
    • IPv4 Block—select this option to show IPv4 blocks in the drop-down menu.
    • IPv4 Network—select this option to show IPv4 networks in the drop-down menu.
    • To remove a restriction from the list, click the Remove link beside the restriction.
  7. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  8. Click Add, or click Add Next to add another zone.
    Note: You can also add a zone or a sub-zone by clicking on a top level domain name and navigating through the list of top level domains, zones, and sub-zones.