Configuring basic settings - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.3.0

BlueCat Azure Virtual Appliances

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.3.0

Configure the basic settings of your BlueCat virtual appliance Resource Template.

After obtaining your BlueCat Azure Virtual Appliances VM image from the Azure Marketplace, you will be presented with a wizard which will guide you through configuring licensing, network, and storage information so it can be deployed in your environment.

To configure Resource Template basic settings:

  1. Configure the following:
    1. Subscription—select your Azure subscription from the drop-down menu.
    2. Resource Group—create a new Azure Resource Group or select an existing one. If selecting an existing Resource Group, ensure it is blank and has not been configured with any interfaces.
    3. Region—select the geographic location of your VM from the drop-down menu.
    4. VM Name—enter the name of your BlueCat Azure Virtual Appliances VM instance.
    5. Availability Options—select an availability option for your Address Manager or DNS/DHCP Server.
      The availability option can be one of the following:
      • No infrastructure redundancy required: No redundancy will be configured for the VM instance.
      • Availability zone: Uses unique physical locations within an Azure region to isolate VM resources from each other when they are deployed.
      • Availability set: Uses logical groupings that allow you to isolate VM resources from each other when they are deployed.
      If you select Availability zone, the following additional field appears:
      If you select Availability set, the following additional field appears:
      • Number of Fault domains—select the number of fault domains for your availability set.
      • Number of Update domains—select the number of update domains for your availability set. You can choose a maximum of 20 update domains.

      The VMs in an availability set are distributed among fault domains and update domains. The VMs within the same update domain reboot at the same time. VMs within the same fault domain share a common power source and network switch.

    6. VM Version—select your VM version from the drop-down menu.
    7. SSH Public Key—enter the SSH public key that will be used for both the admin user and the bluecat user. SSH login as the root user is not supported
      Note: For detailed information about public and private SSH key pairs on Azure, refer to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/mac-create-ssh-keys.
    8. Client ID—enter the client ID provided in your BlueCat purchase agreement, for example ANEWCUSTOMER123.
      Note: Client ID values are case-sensitive.
    9. License Key—enter the license key provided in your BlueCat purchase agreement, for example 55555-12345-4ED6D-46DF5-E33D2.
      Note: License key values are case-sensitive.
    10. Number of VMs—select your desired number of DNS/DHCP Server VM instances from the drop-down menu. You can select between 1 and 10.
      Note: While you can deploy multiple DNS/DHCP Server instances in your environment, you can only deploy one Address Manager instance.
  2. Click OK.