Address Manager uses two modes to deploy DNS data to managed servers: full
deployment and differential deployment.
- During full deployment, Address Manager deploys all of your DNS
configuration data to your managed servers. The first time you deploy your
configuration, Address Manager performs a full deployment.
- During differential deployment, Address Manager deploys only the changes
made to resource records since the last full deployment. Differential deployment
reduces deployment time by minimizing the amount of data sent to the managed
When you launch a deployment with the Deploy
function, Address Manager
examines the configuration and automatically determines if
it should perform a full or differential deployment. You can force Address Manager
to perform a full deployment by selecting Force DNS full
deployment when you perform a manual deployment. For more information on manual
deployment, refer to Manual deployment
. For more information on
creating deployment schedules, refer to Deployment schedules
Note: Scheduled deployments no longer
use differential deployment. All deployments that are scheduled are full
deployments. The existing scheduled deployments configured previously will
automatically be changed to full deployments.
Generally, Address Manager
performs a differential
deployment when the only difference in your data is found in DNS resource records.
performs a full deployment if there are changes to
DNS zones, DNS deployment options or roles; DNSSEC keys; TSIG keys, Kerberos
principals, server groups, or other objects outside of DNS resource
Note: Address Manager
requires an accurate time source to properly calculate changes in your data for
differential deployment. For instructions on how to configure a Network Time
Protocol (NTP) source for Address Manager
, refer to System time
On the Deployment Status, Event List, and Event Summary pages, you can see which mode
Address Manager used for each deployment. For more information on
deployment status and the event list, refer to Tracking deployment
and Managing Events.
Address Manager also features a Quick Deploy function where you
can instantly deploy changes made to DNS resource records. For more information,
refer to Performing quick deployment.