1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 21, 2014 11:30 AM by aLTeReGo

    SolarWinds Failover with Infoblox DNS


      Wish to know if anyone has implemented SolarWinds Failover with Infoblox DNS before.


      If yes, I appreciate if you could share some pointers.

        • Re: SolarWinds Failover with Infoblox DNS

          FoE's DNS Update utility only updates Microsoft DNS Servers automatically.  What we have seen with InfoBlox the procedure below is what needs to be in place.


          How to Update non-Microsoft DNS Servers



          This Knowledgebase article provides the procedure to update non-Microsoft DNS Servers.

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          Note: Prior to initiating this procedure, Internal DNS non-Microsoft must be setup for dynamic updating.


          1. Log on to the Failover Engine Client.
          2. Navigate to Application > Tasks.
          3. Create a Pre Start task consisting of the command IPCONFIG /REGISTERDNS
          4. Ensure the Principal NICs have Register this connections address in DNS selected.
          5. Using Regedit, modify the registry on the servers to change the default TTL for DNS registration.
            1. For Windows Server 2003:
              • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DefaultRegistrationTTL
              • Data type: REG_DWORD
              • Range: 0x0 - 0xFFFFFFFF seconds
                Note: It may be necessary to create the entries in the Parameters section.
            2. For Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2:
              1. Navigate to Start > Run and type Gpedit.msc
              2. Navigate to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > DNS Client
              3. Double-click the TTL Set in the A and PTR records setting.
              4. Select Enabled and update the Seconds: field to the value you want.
              5. Click OK.
              6. Navigate to Start > Run.
              7. Type Gpupdate /force and press Enter.