DNS Deployment Role Overlay use cases - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.2.0

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Each visualization map is color-coded with different color schemes. By looking at the density of the color for blocks and networks, you can identify which networks or dates were busy or not busy (depending on the type of tree map). This visual representation of your network database will allow you to explore and identify any potential issues easily.

The main benefits of the DNS Deployment Roles Overlay map are:
  • visual representation of the entire network in a tree-map orientation, providing instant overview of your DNS deployment roles for blocks and networks.
  • overlay of DNS Deployment Roles for each block and network.
  • view detailed information for each block or network, including the IP address range, description, type, allocation percentage, IP Count, Capacity, DHCP or Static IP, DNS Deployment Roles, DNS Deployment Options.

Identifying abnormal deployment roles among networks

Identify anomalies in deployment roles and options among subnets. Any noticeable differences between networks under the same block, can be identified for the network team to investigate as to what is causing these differences. In the following example, DNS deployment roles are set at the block level (Department D) and inherited by its child networks.

However, Network A in Department D has different DNS deployment roles which are overriding DNS deployment roles set at the parent block level. The network team might want to investigate to determine why Network A is configured in this particular way.

Identifying general variances of DNS deployment across the global network

Get a qualitative view of the entire network space and identify the general variance of DNS deployment across the global network, possibly investigating to see if there is value in normalizing Deployment Roles and Options, globally.