Configuring GSS regions - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 24.1

Global Server Selector Administration Guide

Product name
BlueCat Gateway
GSS regions are used for the following three purposes:
  1. As a health-check region where GSS servers are deployed.
  2. As a client region that will be configured on DNS servers.
  3. As an answer region that contains service instances for applications managed by GSS.

For more information on regions, refer to Preparing the DNS architecture for the GSS Adaptive Application.

The GSS regions are defined using Tag objects in Address Manager. During the installation of the GSS workflow, the Traffic Steering tag group is created and used for storing GSS configuration information. It also contains a hierarchy of Tag objects created within the group.

To configure GSS regions:
  1. In the left navigation, click DNSTrafficSteering > Region Management.
  2. Click Add to add a new region.
  3. Under Region Name, enter the name of the region.
  4. Under Region Type, set the following parameters:
    • Client—select this option for GSS to create a regional RPZ containing answers for a group of clients.
    • Answer—select this option to assign answers to this region and include that group of answers in the search order for a client region.
    • Separate View—select this option for client regions where the RPZ will be applied to selected client IP addresses using a DNS view. GSS creates the DNS view, RPZ, and a TSIG key used for the management of this zone.
  5. Under Health Check Region, select the Health Check Region assigned to the region. If you would like to unassign a Health Check region from a specific Region, select Unset from the list of Health Check regions.

    Client regions are assigned to health check regions by creating a client_region TXT record in the status zone of the health check region. The value of the TXT record is the name of the associated client region. You can have multiple TXT records linking more than one client region to a single health check region.

  6. Click Save to create a new region. Click Update to update an existing region or click Delete to delete the region.
    Note: You must remove all references to a region from application configurations before proceeding to delete the region.