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Exporting using DIW tool from MS DNS to Infoblox

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Hi Team,

 

Could you please help on the procedure and the options that need to be selected in DIW for importing zone and data from MS to Infoblox?

 

1. we add the MS servers in name server group and allow zone transfer from MS to IB.

2. Run the DIW tool and export the data in csv format then import to infoblox later or directly import to Infoblox.

 

I am not finding any specific document and it would help if you can help getting a procedure.

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If you want to import to Infoblox, using the DIW, you need to do the following:

 

1) Export Registry Dump of DNS Zones on the DC

 

regedit /e dns_registry_export_<server_IP_address>.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DNS Server\Zones"

2) Export all zones via

 

dnscmd <DCname> /zoneexport <zonename> <dir>\<zonename>.dns

3) Change the Regestry Dump and add the db-file like:

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DNS Server\Zones\example.com]
"Type"=dword:00000001
"DatabaseFile"="example.com.dns"
"SecureSecondaries"=dword:00000002
"NotifyLevel"=dword:00000002
"NoRefreshInterval"=dword:000000a8
"RefreshInterval"=dword:000000a8
"Aging"=dword:00000001

4) Run DIW -> Windows DNS, select the Registry File, Directory and start to import.

 

 

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Few more queries regarding the import..

 

1.how to have dhcp clients updated or we just create dhcp range and then run import for both static and dhcp client

2.what format should the dns record import csv file be to start the import using DIW.

3.Just to be clear the dns zone data are getting imported from the reg file and the dns record data are being imported from the csv file extracted from MS DC.

4. Regarding the format while importing do we have to take special care about host record, a record, cname seperately?

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Generally, I can only recommend, that you consult with your Infoblox Account Team and discuss the options of engaging Infoblox Professional Services to support you with the migration.

 

 

> 1.how to have dhcp clients updated or we just create dhcp range and then run import for both static and dhcp client

 

You would import the DHCP config (dhcpd.conf from Unix-like systems, or via netsh-Dump from Windows*) via DIW

to Infoblox. Once imported, you can change IP Helpers and use Infoblox for DHCP.

To get DDNS for the DHCP Clients, you need to enable DDNS in the Grid DHCP Properties.

 

*Netsh command: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490941.aspx

 

 

> 2.what format should the dns record import csv file be to start the import using DIW.

 

DIW does not import CSV. DIW creates CSV if you like, but you can also directly import to the Grid (recommended).

 

You can find a CSV Reference Guide in the Help of each NIOS WebUI or download from here: http://dloads.infoblox.com/direct/appliance/NIOS/NIOS_CSV_Ref_7.3.pdf

 

 

> 3.Just to be clear the dns zone data are getting imported from the reg file and the dns record data are being imported from the csv file extracted from MS DC.

 

No CSV involved. The Registry-File gives you the zone-names, the correponding db files (like example.com.dns) will give you the zone content.

 

> 4. Regarding the format while importing do we have to take special care about host record, a record, cname seperately?

 

When you use DIW, you can use the Advanced Settings and take some educated decisions. But generally, DIW will take care about Host, A and CNAME records.

 

For manual import via CSV, review the CSV Reference Guide, it contains examples for all types.

 

 

 

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Re: Exporting using DIW tool from MS DNS to Infoblox

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Thanks for all the inputs. I have one more question regarding importing part. If we have 4 microsoft dns servers would it be fine if we import from only 1 MS DNS server since the dns data would be synced on all 4 dns servers. Sorry for this question.

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It should be fine as long as it's from primary/have latest zone data.

Shyam2017- if my memory serves me rite, left pane of diw has details on what's needs to be done.

Ssieber-kudos to the level of details.

Regards,
Syam
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Re: Exporting using DIW tool from MS DNS to Infoblox

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Shyam, 

 

you can review the zone settings. When it is AD integrated ("Store the Zone in Active Directory"), you can trust it is the same on all the servers. If it is not ticked the zone is stored in a file in %win%/System32/dns.

However, you might want to review all servers for 'local' zones.

 

Stefan

 

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