DNS Edge Service Point v3 on DNS/DHCP Server - BlueCat Integrity - 9.5.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Integrity
Attention: Upgrade notice

Due to infrastructure changes introduced in DNS/DHCP Server v9.5.0, you can only configure Service Point v3.6.0 or greater on DNS/DHCP Server v9.5.0 or greater.

Before you proceed to upgrade to DNS/DHCP Server v9.5.0 or greater, you must first upgrade the Service Point deployed to DNS/DHCP Server to Service Point v3.6.0 or greater. If you do not upgrade the Service Point version before upgrading to DNS/DHCP Server v9.5.0 or greater, the Service Point will no longer start upon the DNS/DHCP Server upgrade.

For more information on upgrading your Service Point, refer to Manually update service point versions.

By configuring a DNS Edge Service Point v3 instance on a supported DNS/DHCP Server appliance, you can enable your existing hardware to streamline network operations and take advantage of enhanced DNS, providing better visibility and control. Service point functionality (such as policy application, threat evaluation, and DNS event logging) can all be applied to the DNS client traffic directed to the service point's IPv4 address.
Note: VMware ESX/ESXi

DNS Edge service point on DNS/DHCP Server is now also supported on VMware ESX/ESXi v7.0/6.7.

Note: To apply service point functionality, you must direct the DNS client traffic to the service point IP.

Configuring a DNS Edge service point does not affect existing DNS/DHCP Server appliance functionality—all of the functions in the DNS/DHCP Server appliance remain available.

Important: BlueCat strongly recommends that you work with BlueCat Customer Care when configuring this feature.
Attention: This service cannot be configured on DNS/DHCP Servers that are already operating in an existing xHA pair. If you would like to configure the DNS Edge service point on an xHA pair, you must configure the DNS Edge service point on each DNS/DHCP Server and then create the xHA pair. For more information, refer to Enabling a DNS Edge Service Point v3 in a HA setup.