Configuring additional settings - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 20.8.1

BlueCat Overlay for Microsoft

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BlueCat Gateway
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20.8.1

You can configure additional BlueCat Overlay for Microsoft settings by modifying the settings.json file located in the /app_data directory.

Secondary Zone Notifications

If you have Secondary Zone Notifications configured on your DNS/DHCP Servers, you can add properties to the settings.json file to ensure that your DNS/DHCP Servers push DNS record changes to your Address Manager, ensuring more real-time updates and information in Address Manager compared to API updates which can be delayed in larger environments.

To configure Secondary Zone Notifications, edit the settings.json file and add the following property:
{"secondary_zone_notif": true}

Preserving Address Manager network data

When importing Microsoft Windows data into Address Manager, BlueCat Overlay for Microsoft ensures that the information that appears in Address Manager matches the data being imported from the Windows environment. By default, when a DHCP scope is removed from the Microsoft Windows Server, the corresponding IPv4 network is also removed from Address Manager on the next import. If you would like to preserve existing network data in Address Manager without having it overwritten by Microsoft Windows data, you can add a property to the settings.json file.

To preserve Address Manager network data, edit the settings.json file and add the following property:
{"preserve_missing_networks": true}

Preserving Address Manager DNS zone data

When importing Microsoft Windows data into Address Manager, BlueCat Overlay for Microsoft ensures that the information that appears in Address Manager matches the data being imported from the Windows environment. By default, when a DNS zone is removed from the Microsoft Windows Server, the corresponding zone is also removed from Address Manager on the next import. If you would like to preserve existing zone data in Address Manager without having it overwritten by Microsoft Windows data, you can add a property to the settings.json file.

To preserve Address Manager zone data, edit the settings.json file and add the following property:
{"preserve_missing_zones": true}

Configuring multiple settings

When configuring additional settings in the settings.json file, you can add multiple property flags in the following example format:
{
    "secondary_zone_notif": false,
    "preserve_missing_networks": true,
    "preserve_missing_zones": true
}