Best practices - BlueCat Integrity - 9.4.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

Product name
BlueCat Integrity

BlueCat advises the following best practices when enabling Gateway Service on BDDS appliances.

  • Deploy a single image and a single container on a single BDDS
  • Deploy Gateway on its own BDDS (if possible) to ensure normal operation of all BDDS services
  • Use additional BDDS appliances for container redundancy to avoid a single point of failure
  • Remove the image when disabling Gateway Service before an upgrade
  • Do not use Docker volumes with Gateway Service on BDDS, use the default mounted Data and Logs directories. This ensures persistence of Gateway data when patching or upgrading BDDS.
    Note: A known issue exists for Gateway on BDDS for Address Manager v9.4.x and earlier where Gateway data and logs are not retained on the DNS/DHCP Server after upgrade. Refer to KI-025197 for more information.
  • Use the Built-in workspace in BlueCat Gateway v20.12.1 or greater to deploy custom images for production
  • Prior to upgrading a container, back up /root/gwdata/ and /var/log/gateway/