DHCP deployment roles - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.1.0

Deployment roles determine the services provided by a server. A deployment role creates a client-facing service, specified with an IP address, on a network or published server interface. Each server interface can have multiple DNS roles and one DHCP role.

When multiple roles are assigned, the most locally-specified server role takes precedence. For example, if deployment roles are set at both the DNS view and DNS zone level, the role set at the zone level applies to the DNS zone. Roles set to None are not deployed.

When assigning deployment roles, you select a server and server interface for the role. Only servers that support the deployment role are available to be selected, so you cannot assign a deployment role to a server that does not support the role. For example, you cannot add DHCP deployment roles to a DNS caching server.
Attention: BlueCat recommends NOT assigning DHCP deployment roles to published interfaces.

You can set DHCP deployment roles for the following objects:

  • IPv4 and IPv6 blocks
  • IPv4 and IPv6 networks
    Note: DHCPv6 deployment roles are now supported on XHA pairs. XHA servers enabled with IPv6 addresses can now be selected when adding a DHCPv6 deployment role.
  • DHCP match classes (DNS/DHCP Servers only)
  • MAC pools (DNS/DHCP Servers only)