Introduction to Cloud Discovery & Visibility AWS - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 20.6.1

Cloud Discovery & Visibility AWS Administration Guide

BlueCat Gateway

BlueCat Adaptive Applications are licensed, out-of-the-box applications that provide you with advanced DDI functionality with minimal configurations. Adaptive Applications extend the functionality of the BlueCat core Adaptive DNS platform, DNS Integrity, in specific areas to drive increased customer value and competitive differentiation.

The BlueCat Cloud Discovery & Visibility AWS Adaptive Application introduces a method to fetch data from the AWS Cloud and import the discovered objects into Address Manager. This provides continuous, real-time visibility into the changes to your AWS infrastructure.
Note: The BlueCat Cloud Discovery & Visibility AWS Adaptive Application only provides visibility into your AWS infrastructure. You cannot use the BlueCat Cloud Discovery & Visibility AWS Adaptive Application to import Address Manager data into your AWS infrastructure.
The integration imports the following information:
  • Basic and Advanced AWS parameters
  • AWS address spaces
  • Configurations
  • Elastic Compute (EC2) instances
  • Elastic Load Balancers (ELB)
  • AWS Route 53 information


Before you install the Cloud Discovery & Visibility AWS Adaptive Application, ensure that the following requirements are met:
  • You must be running Address Manager v9.1.0 or greater
  • You must have an AWS account to fetch the AWS data with the following permissions set:
    • AmazonVPCReadOnlyAccess
    • AmazonEC2ReadOnlyAccess
    • ElasticLoadBalancingReadOnly
    • AmazonRoute53ReadOnlyAccess
    • CloudWatchFullAccess
    • CloudWatchEventsFullAccess
    • AmazonSQSFullAccess
    • Active AWS Security Token Service (STS) for Global or the region that is in use.

    For more information on setting permissions and configuring policies, refer to 'Managing IAM Policies' in the AWS Identity and Access Management User Guide.

Note: The AWS account is configured in the Adaptive Application setup and used to continuously monitor and fetch changes from your AWS infrastructure. You do not need to be logged in to AWS for monitoring and fetching to occur.