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Bind DNS monitoring & management

Created by Nanette.Neal, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Sep 21, 2017

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IPAM offers support of (Linux based) BIND DNS Server monitoring and management.

BIND Credentials

The following are the minimum requirements needed to monitor BIND DNS.

IPAM supports BIND version 8 and higher, it is recommended to use BIND 9.1, as it supports commands for checking configuration syntax, which IPAM is able to use for configuration change validation during management operations. 

Required Permissions

User account needs to be configured to allow remote telnet or SSH access to BIND machine

Read and write file access is required for all BIND configuration files

/etc/named.conf, and all included files

All zone data files:

IPAM needs read and write access to the system temp directory /tmp


CLI Commands:

IPAM utilizes both standard Linux commands (POSIX) and BIND specific commands. This is the complete list of commands used by IPAM for both management and monitoring:

  • named
  • ps
  • grep
  • sha1sum
  • cat
  • if [ -r "filepath" ] ; then echo 'true'; else echo 'false'; fi
  • if [ -w "filepath" ] ; then echo 'true'; else echo 'false'; fi
  • if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then echo 'true'; else echo 'false'; fi
  • cp
  • mkdir
  • rm
  • named-checkconf

Adding a BIND to IPAM uses a simple wizard that guides you through the process. When added in IPAM, your device will sync and import actual BIND DNS configurations which can then be monitored or managed.

To add a BIND DNS Server:

  1. Click DHCP & DNS Management > DNS Servers tab > Add New DNS Server.
  2. Select your BIND DNS Server from the populated list and then select BIND Credential. Create a new one if needed.
  3. Enable scanning, and click Add Server.


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