Adding a Generic Record - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.0.0

How to add a Generic record

The following types of Generic records are available: A, A6, AAAA, AFSDB, APL, CAA, CERT, DHCID, DNAME, DS, IPSEC, ISDN, KEY, KX, LOC, MB, MG, MINFO, MR, NS, NSAP, PTR, PX, RP, RT, SINK, SPF, SSHFP, TLSA, WKS, and X25. For complete details, refer to Reference: Generic resource record types.

To add a generic record:

  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.
  4. Under Top Level Domains, navigate to the top level domain, DNS zone, or DNS sub-zone where you want to add or edit a resource record.
  5. Click the Resource Records tab.
  6. Under Resource Records, click New and select Generic Record.
  7. Under General, set the following parameters:
    • Name—to specify a name for the generic record, select this option and enter a name.
      Note: If adding a TLSA record, the name of the TLSA record must use the following syntax: _<portnumber>._<protocol>.<FQDN>. For example:
      _443._tcp.www.example.com
    • Same as Zone—to use the zone name for the name of the generic record, select this option.
      Attention: If adding a TLSA record, Address Manager only validates the TLSA record data not the name. However, BlueCat strongly recommends NOT selecting the Same as Zone radio button and instead entering a new name for the TLSA record in the Name field using the correct syntax.
      • For more information on TLSA records, refer to DANE.
    • Type—select a resource record type from the drop-down menu. Available types include A, A6, AAAA, AFSDB, APL, CAA, CERT, DHCID, DNAME, DS, IPSEC, ISDN, KEY, KX, LOC, MB, MG, MINFO, MR, NS, NSAP, PTR, PX, RP, RT, SINK, SPF, SSHFP, TLSA, WKS, and X25.
      Attention: CAA resource records cannot be deployed to DNS/DHCP Server v8.2.0 or earlier.
    • Data—enter a value that meets the requirements of the selected resource record type.
    • Override TTL—to change the time-to-live value for the record, select this option and enter a value in the field. Select a unit of time from the drop-down menu.
  8. Under Additional Information, enter notes describing the resource record in the Comments field.
  9. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  10. Click Add or click Add Next.