Best practices - BlueCat Integrity - 9.5.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

Product name
BlueCat Integrity

BlueCat advises the following best practices when enabling the Gateway service on BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server 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 the Gateway Service on BDDS, use the default mounted Data and Logs directories. This ensures persistence of Gateway data when patching or upgrading the BDDS.
  • 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/, or the custom data and logs directories set during configuration (/root/gwmount/[customdir]).