Setup

Add BlueCat Endpoint

  1. Login to vRA tenant
  2. Click on the Catalog tab
  3. Request the Add BlueCat Endpoint vRA Catalog Item
  4. Fill out the form accordingly (see below) and Submit
Add BlueCat Endpoint
Add BlueCat Endpoint

FieldValue
Configuration label

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Version

New field
Select appropriate version

Hostname

BlueCat FQDN

HTTPS?

Select whether or not the BlueCat is HTTPS

Port

BlueCat port number

Configuration name

BlueCat configuration name

DNS view name

BlueCat DNS view name

Deployment Method

New field
Select desired Deployment Method for BlueCat DNS (does not affect BlueCat IPAM).
Selective Deploy available for BlueCat version 8.3.2+

Custom User Field Configurations
Host record user defined field(s)

Add in any custom user fields (e.g. comments) used for BlueCat DNS

This field is templatable. Click the link below to view documentation on the SovLabs Template Engine

SovLabs Template Engine page
IP record user defined fields

Add in any custom user fields (e.g. comments) used for BlueCat IPAM

This field is templatable. Click the link below to view documentation on the SovLabs Template Engine

SovLabs Template Engine page
Credential Configuration for BlueCat Manager
Create credential?

Check the checkbox to create a new credential.

Uncheck the checkbox to use an existing credential.

Credential

Shown when 'Create credential?' is not checked

Select the appropriate credential from an existing list of credentials

Credential Configuration label

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Username

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

Username that has necessary permissions

Password

Shown when 'Create credential?' is checked

User's password


Add DNS Configuration

  1. Login to vRA tenant
  2. Click on the Catalog tab
  3. Request the Add DNS Configuration vRA Catalog Item
  4. Fill out the form accordingly (see below) and Submit
Add DNS Configuration
Add DNS Configuration

FieldValue
Configuration label

No spaces, periods, nor special characters except underscore (_) and dash (-)

Unique label that does NOT contain {tenantName}_

Domains

Must be a qualified domain (e.g. example.com, example.org, example.co)

Add in all domains for this DNS configuration to support

Networks

Add in all the networks (X.X.X.X/CIDR) for this DNS configuration to support

DNS server type

Select BlueCat as the desired DNS type

DNS Hosts

Select all desired BlueCat DNS endpoints

Create A Records?

Select to create A records

Create PTR Records?

Select to create PTR records

Create Host Records?

Shown when 'DNS server type' is Infoblox

Select to create Host Records

Use as default server?

Only recommended for simple DNS configurations

Select to have this DNS configuration be the default if domain or network is not matched in any other DNS configuration(s)