Installing Cloud Discovery & Visibility on a BDDS - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 23.3.2

Cloud Discovery & Visibility Administration Guide

Product name
BlueCat Gateway

If you deploy BlueCat Gateway on a BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server (BDDS), you can deploy Cloud Discovery & Visibility there too.

  • Before you begin, review the prerequisites, technical specifications, limitations, and best practices for deploying BlueCat Gateway on a BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server (BDDS). For more information, see Gateway Service on BDDS appliances .

  • When configuring Cloud Discovery & Visibility on a BDDS, you cannot specify the log directory when starting the container. Log files are always written to the /var/log/gateway directory on the BDDS.

To install Cloud Discovery & Visibility on a BDDS from Address Manager and Gateway:
  1. Log in to the BlueCat Address Manager user interface.

  2. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a Configuration.

  3. Select the Servers tab.

    Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.

  4. Under Servers, click the name of a BDDS.

    The Details tab for the server opens.

  5. Click the Server name menu and select Service Configuration.

  6. From the Service Type drop-down menu, select BlueCat Gateway.

    Address Manager queries the server and returns the current values for the service settings.

  7. Under General Settings, set the following parameters:
    • Enable Gateway Service: Select this check box to enable the BlueCat Gateway service.

    • Ports: Enter a list of ports to configure for Cloud Discovery & Visibility.

    • Environment Variables: Enter a list of environment variables to pull to a container during startup.

  8. Under Repository Settings, set the following parameters:

    If pulling the Gateway image from a local or cloud repository:

    • Repository: Use the following:
    • Tag: Use 23.3.2.

    • Username: Enter your Docker username.

    • Password: Enter your Docker encrypted password.

    If uploading a Gateway image (Address Manager and DNS/DHCP Server v9.5.0 and greater):

    • Upload Image File: Select to open the upload image section.

    • Choose File: Select the CD&V image file to upload.

      Tip: The format of the CD&V image file must be either tar or tar.gz.
      Attention: There is no file size limit when uploading Gateway images through the UI, but users are advised to check that Address Manager and DNS/DHCP Servers have sufficient resources and partition sizes to handle larger images, to avoid timeouts and errors.
    • Upload Gateway image: Select the upload the chosen image file. Wait for the page to refresh before proceeding. After a successful upload and page refresh, the image name will be listed under Uploaded Image.

  9. Click Update.

    The Gateway Service initializes, pulls the images from the cloud or local repository, and starts the container. After a short delay while Gateway to register the configuration, Address Manager will redirect you to the Service Type dropdown menu page.

    To confirm that the Gateway Service and container are running, select BlueCat Gateway from the Service Type dropdown menu. At the bottom of the page, you can find the Status and Description fields. If the Status displays "Running", the Gateway Service is enabled and the container is running.