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Is there a way to change or set the Name Server/Grid Member from a DNS View?  I've found that I can go into individual Zones and modify the Name Server.  However, I would like to assign all the zones within a DNS View to a different group of Name Servers.

 

Is this possible?

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This is where the Name Server Group (NSG) feature is useful and it is recommended to use NSG's wherever possible. With NSG's, you configure your name server assignments in one place and then assign the NSG to all zones that should use that configuration. If any changes are ever needed, you would simply update the NSG and restart services versus needing to update every single zone affected by the change.

 

If you are not already using NSG's, you can easily make this transition by leveraging the CSV export/import functionality built into NIOS. To accomplish this:

 

  1. Navigate to the Data Management -> DNS tab in your Infoblox Grid Manager GUI.
  2. Click on the CSV Job Manager button (found in the vertical toolbar on the right-hand side of the page).
  3. Switch to the CSV Export tab and click on the + (new) button.
  4. Unselect all objects by clicking on the check box at the top-left hand side of the panel.
  5. Under ALL DNS OBJECTS, enable the check box for Authoritative Zone.
  6. Click Export Data and accept any confirmation prompts. If prompted, choose where to save the export to and complete the export.

 

In the exported CSV file (using the spreadsheet application of your choice), remove all rows and columns that are not needed (required columns include an asterisk in the column name). Here is an example of how the syntax should look:

 

header-authzone,fqdn*,zone_format*,ns_group,view

authzone,test.zone,FORWARD,nsg_name,DNS_view_name
authzone,10.10.10.0/24,IPV4,nsg_name,DNS_view_name

 

After completing your updates, save this to a new file and then complete the following steps to update your zones:

 

  1. Navigate to the Data Management -> DNS tab in your Infoblox Grid Manager GUI.
  2. Click on the CSV Job Manager button (found in the vertical toolbar on the right-hand side of the page).
  3. Switch to the CSV Import tab and click on the + (new) button.
  4. Toggle the Type of import option to Override and click Next.
  5. Click Choose and browse to your updated CSV file.
  6. For the On error option, toggle this to Skip to the next row and continue. Click Next.
  7. Verify that everything in the data preview looks correct and click Import.

 

Allow the import to complete. If any errors are encounted, you will see an option to download a CSV file containing details for each error. If any updates are required, complete those and attempt the import again. Once the updates  have been completed, make sure to restart services to apply the changes.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Regards,

Tony

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