Controlling servers - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.2.0

Control managed servers in Address Manager by issuing control commands from the Address Manager user interface.

The server must be connected to Address Manager before you can issue control commands.

Available commands include querying the server version, stopping and restarting the server, changing the server password, and starting, stopping, and restarting DNS and DHCP services.

To issue control commands to managed servers:

  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. Under Servers, click a server name.
  4. Click the Diagnostics tab.
  5. Under DNS, select a DNS server command from the Action drop-down menu:
    • Restart Named—restarts DNS service.
    • Stop Named—stops DNS service.
    • Start Named—starts DNS service.
      Attention: Currently, a limitation exists where restarting, or stopping and starting, DNS Service on a managed DNS Server will automatically disable Querylogging. However, if you have enabled ArcSight or QRadar, the state of Querylogging will be preserved upon restart of DNS Service.
    • Clear Cache—flushes DNS information from the cache on recursive or caching server. When you click Execute, you will be prompted to select a cache entry to clear. For more information, refer to DNS cache management.
  6. Under DHCP, select a DHCP server command from the Action drop-down menu:
    • Restart DHCPv4—restarts DHCPv4 service.
    • Start DHCPv4—starts DHCPv4 service.
    • Stop DHCPv4—stops DHCPv4 service.
    • Restart DHCPv6—restarts DHCPv6 service.
    • Start DHCPv6—starts DHCPv6 service.
    • Stop DHCPv6—stops DHCPv6 service.
  7. Under Server, select a server command from the Action drop-down menu:
    • Server version query—returns the software version of the server.
    • Restart server—restarts the server.
    • Shutdown server—shuts down the server.
    • Change server password—resets the deployment password on the server. When you click Execute, you are prompted to enter and confirm a password.
  8. Click Execute. The Server Control Result page opens, displaying the results of the control command. To interrupt a server control during execution, click Cancel.