Notify and Notify Additional Servers - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.3.0
When the Notify option is enabled, a master DNS server sends messages to slave servers informing them that the zone has changed. After a slave receives a notify message, it requests a zone transfer from the master. The Notify and Notify Additional Servers deployment options can be set at the following levels:
  • Configuration
  • Server Group
  • Server
  • View
  • Zone
  • IP block
  • IP network

When you deploy a zone that has been assigned a Master deployment role and at least one Slave deployment role, the Notify setting is automatically set to Automatically Notify servers listed on the Name Servers tab. In this case, Address Manager uses the deployment roles to determine these settings and does not require you to manually configure the Notify and Notify Additional Servers options.

To enable the Notify option:

  1. Navigate to the configuration, IP block, IP network, view, or zone in which you want to enable the Notify option.
  2. Select the Deployment Options tab.
  3. Under Deployment Options, click New and select DNS Option.
  4. From the Option drop-down menu, select Notify.
  5. Select the Explicit radio button to notify name servers listed in the Notify Additional Servers deployment option.
  6. 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.
  7. Click Add, or click Add Next to add another deployment option.
After you have added the Notify option, you can add the Notify Additional Servers option if you want the master server to notify specific slave servers.