Creating zone template - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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Create a zone template at the configuration level if you wish to maintain a set of DNS resource record templates for the entire system regardless of DNS views.

If you have multiple DNS views and wish to set the same DNS resource records and options to all zones within the various DNS views, create a global zone template at the configuration level and use it when creating a zone in the different DNS views. Any settings which need to be duplicated across several zones, such as mail servers, web servers, and resource records, can be set up in a template to ensure accuracy and consistency.

Note: The zone templates created at the DNS view level can't be used across different DNS views. If you need a global zone template that can be used across multiple DNS views, create a zone template at the configuration level.

To create a zone template:

  1. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the DNS tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
    • If you are creating a global zone template in the configuration level:
      • Click the Zone Templates tab. Under Zone Templates, click New.
    • If you are creating a zone template in the view level:
      • Under DNS Views, click a DNS view. The Zones tab for the view opens.
      • Click the Zone Templates tab. Under Zone Templates, click New.
  3. Under General, enter a descriptive name for the template in the Name field. When creating zone templates at the view level, don't enter a name more than 63 characters in length. Doing so will prevent you from adding a resource record to the zone template.
  4. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  5. Click Add or click Add Next.

After creating the zone template, you can define resource records and deployment options in the template.