Configuring forwarding zones - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.3.0

How to configure DNS forwarding zones in Address Manager.

Configuring a forwarding zone involves a number of steps:
  1. Create DNS server objects to represent the server(s) hosting the authoritative zone to which you will be forwarding the query.
  2. Assign the Master DNS deployment role to the first server. Assign Slave DNS deployment roles to any additional servers.
  3. Assign the Forwarder DNS deployment role to the managed DNS/DHCP Server or Windows servers hosting the forwarding zone.

To configure a forwarding zone:

  1. Select the Servers tab and create an Other DNS Server to represent the DNS server hosting the zone to which you will be forwarding queries.
    Alternatively, you can create a DNS/DHCP Server or Windows server if the server hosting the zone is under Address Manager control.
  2. Select the DNS tab and create a zone to which you will be forwarding queries.
  3. Where it is available, click the Deployment Roles tab.
  4. Under Deployment Roles, click New and select DNS Role.
  5. Under Role, select Master.
    Note: If adding a DNS role to IP Space, you will also need to select the View for the DNS role.
  6. Click Select Server Interface and set the Other DNS server that will have the Master role:
    • Under Servers, click a server name to display a list of server interfaces. Click Up to return to the list of servers.
    • Select the button for the server interface that you want to add.
    • Click Add.
  7. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  8. Click Add or click Add Next.
    Note: You can also assign the Slave deployment role to any additional DNS servers to which you will be forwarding queries.
  9. Under Role, select Forwarder.
  10. Click Select Server Interface and set the server that will have the Forwarder role:
    • Under Servers, click a server name to display a list of server interfaces. Click Up to return to the list of servers.
    • Select the button for the server interface that you want to add.
    • Click Add.
  11. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  12. Click Add.
  13. Deploy DNS.
Upon successful deployment, you will have configured a forwarding zone.