Infoblox DNS offers an advanced solution to manage and control DNS. It uses Infoblox Grid to ensure that the DNS is highly available throughout the network. vRealize Network Insight allows the users to add Infoblox Grid as a DNS data provider. The DNS data from Infoblox is used only for enriching the flows where either the source or the destination IP addresses are associated with the physical devices. This feature is available only for the enterprise license.

The Infoblox DNS data co-exists with the DNS data that is imported by using CSV.

If you configure an Infoblox DNS data source on a proxy server, you can configure other data sources also on the same proxy server. You do not need a dedicated proxy server for Infoblox.

Considerations

  • vRealize Network Insight supports only single-grid mode for Infoblox in the current release.

  • Only A Records are supported in the current release. Shared A Records are not supported currently.

  • The DNS enrichment is supported only for the IP addresses that are marked as physical in the current release.

  • If there are multiple FQDNs for a single physical IP address, all FQDNs are returned.

Procedure

  1. On the Settings page, click Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add new source.
  3. Click Infoblox under DNS.
  4. Provide the following information:
    Table 1.

    Properties

    Description

    Collector(Proxy) VM

    Select the proxy VM from the drop-down menu.

    IP Address/FQDN

    Enter the IP Address/FQDN of Infoblox Grid Master.

    Username

    Enter the user name you want to use for a particular data source.

    Password

    Enter the password.

  5. Click Validate.
    Note:

    Ensure that you have the API Privilege to access the Infloblox APIs.

  6. Enter Nickname and Notes (if any) for the data source and click Submit to add the Infoblox DNS data source to the environment.