In an environment that uses IPAM, a grid master holds and maintains the central database of the grid. You can configure the Infoblox vNIOS appliance to be the grid master.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Infoblox vNIOS appliance.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vnios01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      infoblox

  2. (Optional) If the Setup Wizard does not start, start it manually.
    1. Click the Grid tab and select Grid Manager > Members
    2. Expand the Toolbar on the right.
    3. Click the Grid Properties drop-down menu.
    4. Click Setup Wizard.




  3. Click I Accept to accept the license agreement.
  4. In the Grid Setup wizard, select the Configure a Grid Master radio button and click Next.
  5. Enter the following grid properties.

    Setting

    Value

    Grid Name

    VVD-Grid

    Shared Secret

    any_passphrase

    Host Name

    mgmt01vnios01.rainpole.local

    Type of Network

    IPv4

    Is the grid master an HA pair?

    No

  6. Keep the IP Address settings as is and click Next.
  7. Change the default admin password to a password of your choice and click Next.
  8. Configure the time zone and NTP server and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Time Zone

    (UTC-8:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada), Tihuana

    Would you like to enable NTP?

    Yes

    NTP Server

    ntp.rainpole.local

  9. In the Participate in the Infoblox Customer Experience Improvement Program dialog box, leave the default and click Next.
  10. Review the final configuration and click Finish.
  11. In the Warning dialog box, click Yes.