The types of servers you can manage in Address Manager are as follows:
- BIG-IP DNS Server—An F5 DNS server that can act as a slave of a master BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server.
- DNS/DHCP Server—A BlueCat server used to provide DNS or DHCP services.
- DDW (Address Manager for Windows Server)—the management interface between Address Manager and Windows servers that provides DNS and DHCP services. For details, refer to BlueCat Address Manager for Windows Server.
- Local Traffic Manager—An F5 Local Traffic Manager (LTM) that serves as a load balancer in an F5 environment.
- Managed Windows Server—A Windows DNS/DHCP server managed by the DDW server. Before you can add a Windows server, you need to add a DDW server to Address Manager, and then link the Managed Windows Server to the DDW server. For details, refer to Managed Windows Servers.
- BlueCat External DNS Hosted Services-PCS server—An externally hosted cloud DNS service provided by a service provider on a remote server. You connect to the cloud service through an API provided by the hosting service. PCS servers are intended for use as slave servers for a Master or Hidden Master configured on a managed DNS/DHCP Server. You can only apply the Slave DNS deployment role to a PCS server. A configuration can have only one PCS server. PCS servers cannot be used in an xHA pair.
- Other DNS Server—A non-Address Manager, non-DNS/DHCP Server on an external network. For example: an external server.
Tip: With the exception of a Managed Windows Server, servers do not need to be installed and connected to your network prior to adding them to Address Manager. You can add the servers to Address Manager first and then connect to them later.