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Recommended ways to utilize IPAM

Techie
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We currently run DHCP and ipam through infoblox.  Our dns is still on microsoft.  What is the best way to mark an IP address as used  in infoblox.  Is it recommended to utilize a Host entry and disable it in DNS, since we don't use DNS on infoblox currently, or is it recommended to mark the address as a reservation?  I understand that either way the IP address is marked as "taken", but which way is best?  

 

 

We have been marking them as a new host , and then disable them in DNS, but should we be marking them as reservations instead? 

Re: Recommended ways to utilize IPAM

Employee
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Any of those methods will work. If you have the IPAM for Microsoft license on a Grid member, you could also just sync the Microsoft data to your Grid and all of the IPs will be automatically managed (without you continuing to have to do anything administratively). The sync can be configured for read only or read write.

You’ll also be able to pull over your Sites and Subnets information to validate that against the subnets you manage in Infoblox to make sure that information is correct as well.

Re: Recommended ways to utilize IPAM

Techie
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Thank you!  we will mark them as hosts disabled in DNS and go from there!