Deploy to Nutanix - BlueCat DNS Edge

DNS Edge User Guide

Locale
English (United States)
Product name
BlueCat DNS Edge

This section gives detailed instructions for deploying a DNS Edge service point to Nutanix.

Prerequisites

Before you begin, ensure that you have downloaded the service point OVA image from the Sites page. For more information, refer to Downloading a service point image for VMWare or Nutanix.

Once you have downloaded the OVA image, you must extract the OVA image. From the files extracted, you will require the following files:
  • service-point-coreos.vmdk
  • service-point-iso
Note: The downloaded OVA file does not expire. You can use the file to deploy a service point image at a later point in time.
Deploying the service point to Nutanix
  1. Log in to Nutanix Prism.
  2. Click the Gears icon and select Image Configuration.
  3. From the Image Configuration page, click Upload Image.
  4. Import the service-point-coreos.vmdk and service-point-iso files.
    Important: When importing the service point files, the Image Type must be Disk for the service-point-coreos.vmdk file and the Image Type must be ISO for the service-point-iso file.
  5. From the Settings menu, select VM > Create VM.
  6. Under Configuration, set the following parameters:
    • Name: enter the name of your service point VM.
    • Description: enter a description of your service point VM. This is optional.
    • Under VM Properties, set the following:
      • When configuring the vCPUs, select 2 or 4 cores depending on the size requirements of the service point.
      • When configuring the memory, select 4GB or 8GB of memory to allocate to the service point.
    • Click Next.
  7. Under Disks, delete the default CD-ROM.
  8. Click Add New Disk and set the following parameters:
    • Type: Disk
    • Operation: Clone from Image Service
    • Image: select the service point VMDK image
    • Click Save.
  9. Click Add New Disk and set the following parameters:
    • Type: CD-ROM
    • Operation: Clone from Image Service
    • Image: select the service point ISO image
    • Click Save.
  10. Configure the Network Adapter settings based on your environment.
  11. Click Create VM.

Once the VM has been created, you can power on the service point VM. The service point can take several minutes to come online and connect to the Edge Cloud Instance. Once the service point has successfully initialized, it will start to resolve queries.

Attention: Once you have deployed a service point, use the service point diagnostics API to verify that the service point has successfully registered. The registrationStatus field within the service point diagnostics API response returns a value of SUCCESSFUL when the service point has successfully registered with the DNS Edge Cloud. If the value is not SUCCESSFUL, this may indicate that there is an issue with the service point deployment and the service point may not operate as intended.

For more information on the service point diagnostics API, refer to Service point diagnostics API.