Disabling empty DNS zones - BlueCat Integrity - 9.4.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Integrity

BlueCat DNS Service features support for an increased number of automatically created empty DNS zones. These automatically created empty zones prevent the unnecessary attempted recursive resolution of non-Internet ARPA zones.

Customers wishing to disable one or all of these automatically created DNS zones can do so using DNS Raw options in Address Manager(DNS > View > Deployment Options > DNS Raw option).

To disable empty DNS zones:

  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.
  3. Under Deployment Options, click New and select DNS Raw option.
  4. Under Value, enter either of the following in the Raw Data field:
    • To disable all empty zones:
      empty-zones-enable no;
    • To disable one empty zone:
      disable-empty zone "<zone>";
    Note: Use the ‘disable one zone’ option multiple times with appropriate zone names to disable multiple zones.
  5. Under Servers, select the servers to which the option will apply:
    • All Servers—applies the deployment option to all servers in the configuration.
    • Server Group—applies the deployment option to a specific server group in the configuration. Select a server group from the drop-down menu.
    • Specific Server—applies the deployment option to a specific server in the configuration. Select a server from the drop-down menu.
    Note: You can't override deployment options set at the configuration level from the server group level if the deployment option is applied to a specific server within a server group.
  6. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  7. Click Add, or click Add Next to add another deployment option.