Service Point v4 - BlueCat Edge - Service Point v4.x.x

BlueCat Edge Deployment Guide

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English
Product name
BlueCat Edge
Version
Service Point v4.x.x

From the Service Point v4 page, you can download the required Service Point v4 files to provision your service point to your VMware environment, AWS environment, Azure environment, GCP environment, BlueCat hardware appliances, or Cisco ENCS devices.

If you are provisioning on VMware or Nutanix, you can download the OVA image of Service Point v4 and the associated checksum file. The OVA image can be reused to provision multiple Service Point v4 in your environment; however, you can only apply one Service Point v4 configuration per image. Once you have created the Service Point v4 within the Edge Cloud, you can download the base64-encoded configuration JSON file that will be used to register the service point to the BlueCat Edge Cloud. Once the Service Point v4 has registered in the BlueCat Edge Cloud, you can deploy the DNS resolver service.

If you are provisioning on a BlueCat hardware appliance, you must download and install the Service Point v4 software on the appliance. Once you have installed the software on the appliance, you must create the Service Point v4 through the Edge Cloud. Once created, you are presented with an configuration file that will be used to provision the service point on the appliance through iDRAC or a bootable USB drive. Once the Service Point v4 has registered in the BlueCat Edge Cloud, you can deploy the DNS resolver service.

If you are provisioning on cloud environments, such as AWS, Azure, or GCP, you must create the Service Point v4 through the Edge Cloud. Once created, you are presented with a base64-encoded configuration text file that contains information that will be used to register the service point to the BlueCat Edge Cloud. Once the Service Point v4 has been provisioned on AWS, Azure, or GCP and registered in the BlueCat Edge Cloud, you can deploy the DNS resolver service.

If you are provisioning on a Cisco ENCS device, you can download the tarball image of Service Point v4 and the associated checksum file. The tarball image can be reused to provision multiple service point on Cisco ENCS devices; however, you can only apply one Service Point v4 configuration per image. Once you have created the Service Point v4 within the Edge Cloud, you can are presented with the registration key and registration endpoint information that will be used to register the service point to the BlueCat Edge Cloud. Once the Service Point v4 has registered in the BlueCat Edge Cloud, you can deploy the DNS resolver service.
Attention: Service Point v4 configuration file information
  • The configuration file and custom ISO image of the service point can only be downloaded once and cannot be recovered later. The configuration file is a JSON file that contains content that is compressed and base64 encoded, and can contain sensitive information such as HTTP proxy credentials.

    BlueCat strongly recommends storing the configuration file in a secure location and only storing the configuration file for as long as required. The configuration file should be securely destroyed when it is no longer in use.

  • The contents of the configuration file can only be used to provision a single Service Point v4 VM. To provision another service point, you must create a new Service Point v4 using the Edge UI or API, and download a new configuration file.
  • The Service Point provisioning key within the configuration file are only valid for 30 days. If the provisioning key expires before the Service Point is successfully provisioned or when the Service Point has never successfully connected to the Edge Cloud within 30 days, you must configure a new Service Point in Edge and download a new configuration file.

In the top navigation bar, click and select Service Point (v4). A new tab opens with the Service Point v4 overview page.

The Service Point v4 overview page shows a list of Service Point v4 instances that were previously provisioned. You can click the name of a Service Point v4 to display additional information.

For more information on provisioning Service Point v4 on VMware, cloud environments, Nutanix, BlueCat hardware appliances, or Cisco ENCS devices, refer to the following sections:
Warning: Service Point v4 introduces the ability to easily access the Service Point v4 VM through SSH connections. Do not modify any files or perform actions within the file system unless instructed to by a member of BlueCat. This includes the following actions:
  • Installing non-standard Debian packages
  • Manually updating or deleting any pre-installed packages
  • Modifying any files
Performing these actions can result in unexpected behavior and errors when operating the Service Point v4.