IP address allocation types - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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English (United States)
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BlueCat Address Manager
Version
9.2.0

There are four different IP address allocation types. Each allocation type is described below:

  • Static—the IP address is assigned to a particular host. When this allocation type is selected, the following settings appear:
    • MAC Address—enter the MAC address in the format nnnnnnnnnnnn, nn-nn-nn-nn-nn-nn, or nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn, where nn is a hexadecimal value from 00 to FF.
    • Host Name—enter the name for the host record assignment, or select Same as Zone to give the host the same name as the zone. If you specify a host name in a zone that doesn't yet exist, you are prompted to confirm that you want to create the zone. Specifying a host name for a static address is optional.
    • Create Reverse Record—select this option to create a reverse record for the host. Specifying the creation of a reverse record for a static address is optional.
    • Location—(Optional) select a location from the drop-down menu on which the IP object that you are adding or editing will be based. The most frequently used location objects are at the top of the list.
      • Inherited Location—displays the location annotation that's inherited from the parent object. If you don't include a location, this default location will be used for the current object and its child objects.
    Attention: When you select more than one address, the Location drop-down menu doesn't appear under the General section. Use Assign Location in the Action menu to assign locations to the assigned IP addresses.
  • Reserved—the IP address is reserved and is unavailable for assignment while the reservation exists. When this allocation type is selected, the following setting appears:
    • MAC Address—enter the MAC address in the format nnnnnnnnnnnn, nn-nn-nn-nn-nn-nn, or nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn, where nn is a hexadecimal value from 00 to FF.
      • Location—(Optional) select a location from the drop-down menu on which the IP object that you are adding or editing will be based. The most frequently used location objects are at the top of the list.
        • Inherited Location—displays the location annotation that's inherited from the parent object. If you don't include a location, this default location will be used for the current object and its child objects.
      Attention: When you select more than one address, the Location drop-down menu doesn't appear under the General section. Use Assign Location in the Action menu to assign locations to the assigned IP addresses.
  • DHCP reserved—the address is reserved for DHCP service. When you select this option, the following settings appear:
    • MAC Address—enter the MAC address in the format nnnnnnnnnnnn, nn-nn-nn-nn-nn-nn, or nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn, where nn is a hexadecimal value from 00 to FF.
    • Host Name—enter the name for the host record assignment, or select Same as Zone to give the host the same name as the zone. If you specify a host name in a zone that doesn't yet exist, you are prompted to confirm that you want to create the zone. Specifying a host name for a static address is optional.
    • Create Reverse Record—select this option to create a reverse record for the host. Specifying the creation of a reverse record for a static address is optional.
    • Assign to MAC pool—select this option to link the MAC address to a pool. If the check box isn't selected, no action will be performed. A drop-down menu called Assign to MAC Pool lists all possible MAC pools. The default value of the drop-down menu is ‘No Pool”. If the MAC address is already linked to an existing pool, that link will be overridden by a link to the new pool. If the MAC address is already linked to a pool and “No Pool” is selected, the existing link will be removed. Users will only see the MAC pool to which they have view access rights.
      Note: If you don't have a DNS view in the configuration, the DNS section doesn't appear.
      • Location—(Optional) select a location from the drop-down menu on which the IP object that you are adding or editing will be based. The most frequently used location objects are at the top of the list.
        • Inherited Location—displays the location annotation that's inherited from the parent object. If you don't include a location, this default location will be used for the current object and its child objects.
      Attention: When you select more than one address, the Location drop-down menu doesn't appear under the General section. Use Assign Location in the Action menu to assign locations to the assigned IP addresses.
  • Gateway—the address is assigned as the gateway address for a network. You need to remove the previous gateway assignment for the network before selecting this option. For instructions on how to assign a host name to a network gateway address, refer to Assigning a host name to a network gateway.
    • Location—(Optional) select a location from the drop-down menu on which the IP object that you are adding or editing will be based. The most frequently used location objects are at the top of the list.
      • Inherited Location—displays the location annotation that's inherited from the parent object. If you don't include a location, this default location will be used for the current object and its child objects.