For more information on DNS Edge, refer to the Deployment Guide, User Guide, and API Guide available on the BlueCat Product Documentation Portal.
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To ensure that all DNS Edge features work properly, ensure that your network configuration meets the following requirements.
You must operate DNS Edge in an IPv4 environment. DNS Edge isn't supported in IPv6 environments.
Your firewall should allow for:
For service points to successfully register and communicate with the DNS Edge cloud, they must be able to connect to and resolve the endpoints listed in the Cloud access requirements.Finally, if the service point isn't configured with a custom static NTP server, it needs to be able to communicate with the default group of NTP sources:
BlueCat recommends having a minimum network bandwidth of 50 Mbps for networks where service points are deployed. Service point containers are stored in the US East (N. Virginia) region so you must also consider the latency between your location and where the service point containers are stored.
Note: If your network cannot meet the minimum network bandwidth, you must increase the timeout period to pull the service point image. For more information, refer to article KI-024972 on BlueCat Customer Care.
Minimum requirements for your virtual machine:
It's best to deploy the virtual machine in a network with access to a DHCP server.
To learn how to install the site image, click here.
If you need to use a static IP, click here for guidelines.
You should configure client devices on your network to point at the DNS Edge site IP address as the resolver. Deploy the site in the same network as the DNS clients (or in such a way that no translation of address is performed) so the site can see the client IP addresses part of UDP datagrams.
DNS Edge administration device
The client device from which you log in to the DNS Edge web application must have unrestricted HTTPS access to the following end points (where <customerURL> is the URL of your DNS Edge instance):
Note: To upload a list of domains, the client device from which you log in to the DNS Edge web application must allow multipart/form-data uploads.
The default DNS forwarder is set to 220.127.116.11. After you log in to DNS Edge, you can customize the default DNS forwarders for your organization to save time when you create your sites. See Namespaces and forwarders.