Manage DNS - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 22.7

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Locale
English (United States)
Product name
BlueCat Gateway
Version
22.7

The Manage DNS workflows allow you to manage DNS Zone and Resource Record information from your Windows DNS Servers.

Add DNS Zone

  1. Under AVAILABLE ACTIONS, click BlueCat Overlay for Microsoft > DNS.
  2. Click Add DNS Zone.
  3. Under Add DNS Zone, enter the following information:
    • Configuration—select the Address Manager Configuration that will be used to synchronize data with the Windows Servers.
    • View—select the DNS View where the DNS data from the Windows Servers is managed.
    • Zone—select the DNS Zone where the DNS data from the Windows Servers is managed.
    • Select Create SOA with default to create an SOA record with the default options and settings from Address Manager. If the SOA record is not found in the parent zone, an SOA record will be created and pushed to the Windows DNS Server. If you uncheck the option, enter the following information for the SOA record:
      • Email—enter the email address of the zone administrator.
      • Expire—enter the length of time that a secondary server uses a non-updated set of zone data before it stops sending queries. RFC 1912 suggests a value of 2 to 4 weeks.
      • Minimum—enter the amount of time that a negative cache response is held in cache. A negative cache response is a response to a DNS query that doesn't return an IP address, or simply, a failed request. Until this value expires, queries for this DNS record return an error. The maximum value for this field is 10800 seconds, or 3 hours.
      • Refresh—enter the amount of time that a secondary server waits before attempting to refresh zone files from the primary server. RFC 1912 provides the following examples for short and long refresh times:
        • Short refresh time: 20 minutes to 2 hours (1200 to 7200 seconds)
        • Long refresh time: 2 to 12 hours (7200 to 43200 seconds)
      • Retry—enter the amount of time that the secondary server should wait before re-attempting a zone transfer from the primary server after the refresh value has expired.
      • TTL—enter the time-to-live value for SOA records.
  4. Under Server, enter the following information:
    • Primary—select the Windows DNS Server that serves the DNS Zone.
    • Secondary (Optional)—If you are configuring the DNS Zone to be deployed to a secondary DNS server, select a Secondary DNS Server.
      Note: The Primary and Secondary DNS Servers must contain a PowerShell Session Configuration. For more information, refer to Managing Servers.
    • Under DNS Options, select one of the following DNS options to be served on the zone:
      • Allow Zone Transfer
      • Notify Additional Servers
      • Notify
    • Click Add another DNS Option to add an additional DHCP Option.
  5. Click Add to add the DNS Zone configuration settings or click Add Next to add additional DNS Zone configuration settings.

Add DNS Reverse Zone

  1. Click Add DNS Reverse Zone.
  2. Under Add DNS Reverse Zone, enter the following information:
    • Configuration—select the Address Manager Configuration that will be used to synchronize data with the Windows Servers.
    • View—select the DNS View where the DNS data from the Windows Servers is managed.
    • IPv4 Block—select an existing IPv4 Block where the reverse zone will be created. You must create a new IPv4 Block in Address Manager before creating a reverse zone, if the IPv4 Block does not exist.
    • IPv4 Network—enter the IPv4 network CIDR where the reverse zone will be created. You can select an existing network or enter a new network CIDR range.

      The New Reverse Zone displays the name of the DNS reverse zone that will be created

  3. Under Server, enter the following information:
    • Primary—select the Windows DNS Server that serves the DNS Reverse Zone.
    • Secondary (Optional)—If you are configuring the DNS Reverse Zone. to be deployed to a secondary server, select a Secondary Server.
      Note: The Primary and Secondary DNS Servers must contain a PowerShell Session Configuration. For more information, refer to Managing Servers.

      Click Add another Server to add an additional server.

    • Under DNS Options, select one of the following DNS options to be served on the reverse zone:
      • Allow Zone Transfer
      • Notify Additional Servers
      • Notify
    • Click Add another DNS Option to add an additional DHCP Option.
  4. Click Add to add the DNS Reverse Zone configuration settings or click Add Next to add additional DNS Reverse Zone configuration settings.

Add DNS Records

  1. Click Add DNS Records.
  2. Under Add DNS Records, enter the following information:
    • Configuration—select the Address Manager Configuration that will be used to synchronize data with the Windows Servers.
    • View—select the DNS View where the DNS record will be created.
    • Zone—select the DNS Zone where the DNS record will be created.
    • In the DNS Record section, enter the following information:
      • Name—enter the name of the DNS record to be created.
      • Type—select the DNS record type. The type can be A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, SRV, TXT, NS, or PTR.
      • Data—enter the DNS record data.
      • TTL—enter the TTL value of the DNS record.
    • Click Add another Type to add a new DNS record.
  3. Click Add to add the DNS record configuration settings or click Add Next to add additional DNS record configuration settings.

Once you add the DNS records, a Results window opens that displays whether each DNS record was successfully added.

Update DNS Zone

  1. Click Update DNS Zone.
  2. Under Update DNS Zone, enter the following information:
    • Configuration—select the Address Manager Configuration that will be used to synchronize data with the Windows Servers.
    • View—select the DNS View where the DNS data from the Windows Servers is managed.
    • Zone—enter the DNS Zone where the DNS data from the Windows Servers is managed.
    • Click Search to find the DNS Zone information. If the DNS Zone is successfully found, the remaining fields are populated with the existing DNS Zone information.
    • Select Create SOA with default to update the SOA record information. If you uncheck the option, enter the following information for the SOA record:
      • Email—enter the email address of the zone administrator.
      • Expire—enter the length of time that a secondary server uses a non-updated set of zone data before it stops sending queries. RFC 1912 suggests a value of 2 to 4 weeks.
      • Minimum—enter the amount of time that a negative cache response is held in cache. A negative cache response is a response to a DNS query that doesn't return an IP address, or simply, a failed request. Until this value expires, queries for this DNS record return an error. The maximum value for this field is 10800 seconds, or 3 hours.
      • Refresh—enter the amount of time that a secondary server waits before attempting to refresh zone files from the primary server. RFC 1912 provides the following examples for short and long refresh times:
        • Short refresh time: 20 minutes to 2 hours (1200 to 7200 seconds).
        • Long refresh time: 2 to 12 hours (7200 to 43200 seconds).
      • Retry—enter the amount of time that the secondary server should wait before re-attempting a zone transfer from the primary server after the refresh value has expired.
      • TTL—enter the time-to-live value for SOA records.
  3. Under Server, enter the following information:
    • Primary—select the Windows DNS Server that serves the DNS Zone.
    • Secondary (Optional)—If you are configuring the DNS Zone to be deployed to a secondary DNS server, select a Secondary DNS Server.
      Note: The Primary and Secondary DNS Servers must contain a PowerShell Session Configuration. For more information, refer to Managing Servers.
    • Under DNS Options, select one of the following DNS options to be served on the zone:
      • Allow Zone Transfer
      • Notify Additional Servers
      • Notify
    • Click Add another DNS Option to add an additional DHCP Option.
  4. Click Update to update the DNS Zone configuration settings or click Delete to delete the DNS Zone configuration settings.

Update DNS Reverse Zone

  1. Click Update DNS Reverse Zone.
  2. Under Update DNS Reverse Zone, enter the following information:
    • Configuration—select the Address Manager Configuration that will be used to synchronize data with the Windows Servers.
    • View—select the DNS View where the DNS data from the Windows Servers is managed.
    • IPv4 Block—select an existing IPv4 Block where the reverse zone resides.
    • IPv4 Network—enter the IPv4 network CIDR where the reverse zone resides.
  3. Under Server, enter the following information:
    • Primary—select the Windows DNS Server that serves the DNS Reverse Zone.
    • Secondary (Optional)—If you are configuring the DNS Reverse Zone. to be deployed to a secondary server, select a Secondary Server.
      Note: The Primary and Secondary DNS Servers must contain a PowerShell Session Configuration. For more information, refer to Managing Servers.

      Click Add another Server to add an additional server.

    • Under DNS Options, select one of the following DNS options to be served on the reverse zone:
      • Allow Zone Transfer
      • Notify Additional Servers
      • Notify
    • Click Add another DNS Option to add an additional DHCP Option.
  4. Click Update to update the DNS Reverse Zone configuration settings or click Delete to delete the DNS Reverse Zone configuration settings.

Update DNS Records

  1. Click Update DNS Records.
  2. Under Update DNS Records, enter the following information:
    • Configuration—select the Address Manager Configuration that will be used to synchronize data with the Windows Servers.
    • View—select the DNS View where the DNS record resides.
    • Zone—select the DNS Zone where the DNS record resides.
    • In the DNS Record section, enter the Name and Type of DNS Record that you would like to update and click Search. If the DNS Record is successfully found, the remaining fields are populated with the existing DNS Record information. Once the DNS Record is found, enter the following information:
      • Name—enter the updated name of the DNS record.
      • Type—select the DNS record type. The type can be A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, SRV, TXT, NS, or PTR.
      • Data—enter the DNS record data.
      • TTL—enter the TTL value of the DNS record.
    • Click Add another Type to add a new DNS record.
  3. Click Update to update the DNS record configuration settings or click Delete to delete the DNS record configuration settings.

Once you have updated the DNS records, a Results window opens that displays whether each DNS record was successfully updated.