Adding a Host (A) record - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.1.0

Add a Host (A) record for a zone and set aliases.

To add a Host 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 Host Record.
    • Under General, set the following parameters:
      • Name—to specify a name for the host record, select this option and enter a name.
        Note: Do not use double quotation marks("") in the name of a Host record. Including double-quotation marks in the hostname may prevent successful deployment of DNS service.
      • Same as Zone—to use the zone name for the name of the host record, select this option.
      • Address—enter an IPv4 or IPv6 address for the host record. To add multiple addresses, click Add Another after typing each address.
      • Auto Create Network—select to automatically create a network if a network containing the IP address or addresses specified in the Address field does not already exist. For IPv6 addresses: if no network or block already exists, Address Manager automatically creates a /64 network and a /64 parent block.
      • Reverse Record—select to create a PTR record for the host record.
      • 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.
  7. Under Aliases, set the following options:
    • Add Aliases—select to add one or more aliases. Once selected, the Absolute Name check box is automatically selected.
      Note: Address Manager supports dotted alias names. You can add alias records with dot (.) in their names. The dotted alias name should contain no more than ten dots.
    • Absolute Name—select this check box and enter the fully qualified name of the alias record if you wish to add aliases to other zones. When not selected, all aliases are added in the current zone. For example, if the current zone to which you are adding resource records is example.com and you want to add the alias record, new.alias, to the example.corp zone in the current View, you need to select the Absolute Name check box and enter new.alias.example.corp as the fully qualified domain name. Address Manager will check if a valid zone to which this Alias record can be added exists in the same DNS View. If the example.corp zone exists, the new.alias record will be added to example.corp. If example.corp does not exist, an error will occur.
      Note: If you are adding an alias name with no dot in its name and you have selected the Absolute Name check box, the alias record will still be added to the current zone. For example, if you are working in the zone example.com and you enter the alias record name, nondottedalias, and select the Absolute Name check box, the alias record will be added to the zone example.com.
    • Enter a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the alias in the text field. To add an other alias, click Add Another.
    • To specify an alias name that includes the zone name, deselect the Absolute Name check box, then enter the alias name in the text field. To add an other alias, click Add Another.
    • To remove an alias, click Remove beside the alias name.
  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 Add Next to add another Host Record.