Configuring Notify deployment options - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.2

Address Manager Administration Guide

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How to enable Notify deployment options.

Address Manager imports the Windows Notify setting as two separate options:
  • Notify
  • Notify Additional Servers deployment

Both options are imported at the zone level. The following table represents the different examples of the way in which the Notify setting is configured in Windows and the way in which it is imported into Address Manager.

Windows: Automatically Notify setting Address Manager: Notify deployment option Address Manager: Notify Additional Servers deployment option
Check box clear False not applicable
Check box selected—Only to servers listed on the Name Servers tab (no additional severs listed in tab) False not applicable
Check box selected—Only to servers listed on the Name Servers tab (additional servers listed in tab) True IP addresses of servers from Name Servers tab
Check box selected—The following servers True Specified IP addresses
When the Notify option is enabled, a master DNS server sends messages to slave servers informing them that the zone has changed. After a slave receives a notify message, it requests a zone transfer from the master. The Notify and Notify Additional Servers deployment options can be set at the following levels:
  • Configuration
  • Server Group
    Attention: Server Groups only support BlueCat DNS/DHCP Servers.
  • View
  • Zone
  • IP block
  • IP network

When you deploy a zone that has been assigned a Master deployment role and at least one Slave deployment role, the Notify setting is automatically set to Automatically Notify servers listed on the Name Servers tab. In this case, Address Manager uses the deployment roles to determine these settings and does not require you to manually configure the Notify and Notify Additional Servers options.

To enable the Notify option:

  1. Navigate to the configuration, IP block, IP network, view, or zone in which you want to enable the Notify option.
  2. Click the Deployment Options tab.
  3. Click New, then select DNS Option.
  4. From the Option drop-down menu, select Notify.
  5. Select the Explicit radio button to notify name servers listed in the Notify Additional Servers deployment option.
  6. Under Server, determine the servers to which this option applies:
    • To apply the option to all servers in the configuration select All Servers.
      Attention: Server Groups only support BlueCat DNS/DHCP Servers.
    • To apply the option to a specific server, select Specific Server, then select a server from the drop-down menu.
  7. Click Add to add the option and return to the Deployment Options tab, or click Add Next to add another deployment option.
After you have added the Notify option, you can add the Notify Additional Servers option if you want the master server to notify specific slave servers.