Configuring deployment options on a Server Group - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.0

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Adding DNS or DHCP deployment options at the Server Group level provides a default set of options that are inherited by multiple servers within a Server Group. These deployment options, with the exception of Raw options, can be overridden at lower levels within the configuration. For example, at the individual server level.

DNS and DHCP deployment options are set on the Deployment Options tab of the Server Group Details page.

If you create a deployment option at the Configuration level and apply the deployment option to a Specific Server, the Override action will not appear for the deployment option in the Deployment Options tab of the Server Group to which the specific server has been added. However, the deployment option can be overridden in the Deployment Options tab of the specific server. The deployment option can also be overridden by configuring the same deployment option for all servers within the Server Group on the Deployment Options tab of the Server Group.

Configuring DNS and DHCP Raw Options on a Server Group

DNS and DHCP Raw Options are not overridden if a Raw option is configured at the Server Group level and the individual server level. During the deployment to the individual server, the Raw options are either included or omitted based on the following scenarios:

Configuring different deployment option on the Server Group and server

If a Raw option is configured on a Server Group and a different Raw option is configured on an individual server that is associated to that Server Group, the Raw options are included and subsequently deployed to the individual server. For example, if Raw option Raw_Option_1 is specified on the Server Group and Raw option Raw_Option_2 is specified on a specific server that is associated to that Server Group, the deployment to the specific server would contain both Raw_Option_1 and Raw_Option_2.

Configuring identical deployment options on the Server Group and server

If a Raw option is configured at a Server Group and an identical Raw option is configured on an individual server that is associated to that Server Group, one of the duplicate Raw options is omitted and the option is deployed only once to the individual server. For example, if Raw option Raw_Option_1 is specified at the Server Group and Raw option Raw_Option_1 is specified on a specific server that is associated to that Server Group, the deployment to the specific server would only contain one instance of Raw_Option_1.

For information on DNS and DHCP deployment options, refer to DNS Deployment Options, DHCPv4 deployment options, and DHCPv6 client and service deployment options.

To add deployment options to the Server Group:

  1. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the Servers tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
  3. Click the Server Groups tab.
  4. Under Server Groups, click a Server Group. The Details tab for the Server Group opens.
  5. Click the Deployment Options tab.
  6. Under Deployment Options, click New and select a deployment option. The page for adding the deployment option opens. For more information on DNS and DHCP deployment options, refer to DNS Deployment Options, DHCPv4 deployment options, and DHCPv6 client and service deployment options.
    • DHCP Client Option
    • DHCPv6 Client Option
    • DHCP Service Option
    • DHCPv6 Service Option
    • DHCP Vendor Option
    • DHCPv4 Raw Option
    • DHCPv6 Raw Option
    • DNS Option
    • DNS Raw Option
    • Start of Authority
  7. Set the deployment option parameters and click Add.