Working with resource records - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 22.1

Hybrid DNS Update Administration Guide

Locale
English (United States)
Product name
BlueCat Gateway
Version
22.1

Host records

You can add, update, and delete Host records using Hybrid DNS Update.

When you add a Host record object, the resource record can contain multiple IP addresses and create multiple A, AAAA, and PTR records in DNS. The PTR records are each deployed based on Primary or Hidden Primary roles in the IP address space so a single Host record change might be applied to multiple DNS platforms or DNS primary servers.

If the target network is not found in Address Manager and Auto Create Network is not selected, a message appears warning you that the IP address specified does not belong to any registered network. The message also asks if you would like to use a Generic record object instead of a Host record object for this IP address. In the API, use the auto_create_network and auto_create_generic parameters to control this behavior. For more information on the Hybrid DNS Update API, refer to REST API endpoints.

Attention: If there is no Primary role for a PTR record, the PTR record is not deployed an no error is generated.

Alias records

You can add, update, and delete Alias records using Hybrid DNS Update.

The target host can be an existing Host record or an External Host record in the target view in Address Manager. If the target host is not found, a message appears warning you that the host cannot be found. The message also asks if you would like to create an External Host record. In the API, use the auto_create_external_host parameter to control this behavior. For more information on the Hybrid DNS Update API, refer to REST API endpoints.

Text records

You can add and delete Alias records using Hybrid DNS Update. To update an existing Text record, you must delete the existing record and create a new record with the updated information.

Text record objects create a TXT record with a single string, or multiple strings if the record data is over 255 characters or 254 characters on Windows DNS. To create a TXT record with multiple strings, add a Generic Record of type TXT and place double quotes around each string. For example, "host=example.com" "port=80".

Other record types

For all other record types, you can add and delete those records using Hybrid DNS Update. To update an existing record, you must delete the existing record and create a new record with the updated information.