Adding a DDW Server to Address Manager - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

BlueCat Address Manager

You must add a DDW server to an Address Manager configuration before you can add a Managed Windows server.

  • Before managing a DDW server with Address Manager v9.0.0, you must first enable the TLSv1 and TLSv1.1 protocol on Address Manager. For more information, refer to KI-023394 on BlueCat Customer Care.
  • When adding a new DDW server to Address Manager v9.0.0, it can only be a DDW v8.2.0 server, not a DDW v8.1.1 server (or earlier). A DDW v8.1.1 server that is already under Address Manager control will continue to function normally upon upgrade to Address Manager v9.0.0 however, you will not be able to replace the DDW v8.1.1 server nor can you add new Windows servers. Upgrading to DDW v8.2.0 removes this limitation and ensures continued functionality with Address Manager v9.0.0.
Note: Ensure that the system times on Address Manager and the BlueCat Address Manager for Windows Server (DDW) server are synchronized. Preferably, the system times should be synchronized using a Network Time Protocol (NTP) service. Address Manager can be configured to provide NTP service. For instructions on configuring NTP services in Address Manager, refer to Network Time Protocol. Alternatively, you can set the Windows server so that its time is a few seconds ahead of the Address Manager server.

To add a DDW server:

  1. Select the My IPAM tab. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the Servers tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the Servers tab again to ensure you are working with the Configuration information page.
  3. Click New, and then select Server. The Add Server page opens.
  4. Under Server, complete the following:
    • Profile—select BlueCat Address Manager for Windows Server (DDW) from the drop-down menu.
      Note: New DDW servers added to Address Manager v9.0.0 must be using DDW software version 8.2.0.
    • Name—enter a name for the DDW server. This name is used only in the Address Manager interface and is not associated with any deployed data.
    • IPv4 Address—enter the IP address of the Windows server on which you installed the DDW software.
    • Hostname—enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your Windows server.
    • Connect to server—by default, this option is selected. It allows Address Manager to connect to the server once it is added. Deselect this check box if you do not want to connect to the server at this time.
    • Password—type the connection password you created when you installed the DDW server.
    • Location(Optional) select a location from the drop-down menu on which the server object that you are adding or editing will be based. The most often used location objects will be shown at the top of the list followed by all other lists in alphabetical order.
  5. Under Server Authentication Credentials, set the credentials needed to manage Windows DNS and DHCP servers:
    • Domain Name—enter the NETBIOS domain name of the Windows Active Directory domain to which the managed Windows servers associated to this particular DDW server belong.
    • Username—enter the name of a user account that has sufficient permissions to manage Windows DNS and DHCP.
    • Password—enter the password of the user account.
      Note: For more details on the DDW Server Authentication Credentials required to manage Windows DNS and DHCP servers, refer to Knowledge Base article 3834 on BlueCat Customer Care.
  6. Under Change Control, add comments to describe your changes. By default, this step is optional but might be set as a requirement.
  7. Click Add. The DDW server appears on the Servers tab.
With a DDW server added to Address Manager, you can now add a Windows DNS or Windows DHCP server. For details, refer to Managing Windows DNS and Managing Windows DHCP.