Creating Resource Records with a Naming Policy - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.2.0

When a naming policy is applied to a DNS view or zone, naming policy fields appear on the page when you create a resource record. Different fields and placeholders may appear when setting the resource record name. This example shows a simple naming policy:

You can choose to use the naming policy, override the naming policy and manually specify a name for the resource record, or choose us name the resource record the same as the zone.

Note:
  • Address Manager supports all ISO-8859-1 characters (a subset of UTF-8) in resource record names.
  • Address Manager supports all ISO-8859-1 characters in CNAME, MX and SRV resource records RDATA fields that refer to host names.
  • Address Manager does not support ISO-8859-1 characters with character codes greater than 128 in any other resource records RDATA.

To name a resource record with a naming policy:

  1. Add a new resource record. For instructions on adding a resource record, refer to Managing Resource Records.
    Note: If using the Required value type in your Naming Policy, ensure the Value to be inserted into the name of the naming policy does not exceed 63 characters. A value exceeding 63 characters might prevent creation of resource records with the linked naming policy.
  2. When a naming policy is in effect, the naming policy fields are shown in the General section:
    • A # symbol represents an automatically generated number.
    • Uneditable text or characters represent preset separators. You cannot change these items.
    • Text fields are areas where you need to type information. To see the name of a field, place the cursor over the field; the name of the field appears. Type values into text fields in the Name line. Text fields may limit the amount of text you can type in the field.
    • A drop-down menu provides a list of preset values that you can select. Select an item from the drop-down menu.

    To override the naming policy, select Override Naming Policy and enter a name for the resource record in the text field. To use the zone name for the resource record, select Same as Zone.

  3. Complete the other settings for the resource record.
  4. Click Add or click Add Next.

    The naming policy may evaluate fields in the name to ensure that valid information is typed in the fields. If there is a problem with information in the naming policy fields, an error appears in the Name line to explain the problem. Correct the information in the fields and click Add or Add Next

    Note: Naming policy fields may appear wherever you can set a resource record name. For example, when creating a host record, naming policy fields may appear in the General section for the name of the host record and in the Aliases section for the names of alias records. Also, different types of resource records may use different naming policies.