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iLO & Dynamic DNS Registration

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Rob Lowe_5
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iLO & Dynamic DNS Registration

I'm researching whether a Lights-Out interface can dynamically register its host name with an Active Directory-integated DNS zone that only allows secure updates.

I believe the answer to be no, but wanted to see if anyone has had any success configuring this.

TIA for any feedback.
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RaMpaNTe
Respected Contributor.

Re: iLO & Dynamic DNS Registration

I haven't done and don't know of someone who has done it... to be honest I don't think that can work.

BTW Is this iLO or iLO2?
Are you using the standard edition or the advanced pack?
You heve a question... I have an aswer!!!
acartes
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: iLO & Dynamic DNS Registration

>> ...register its host name with an Active Directory-integated DNS zone that only allows secure updates...

iLO does not support secure dynamic updates, as you suspect.

However, if they you are using Microsoft infrastructure, the DHCP server can be configured to register securely, on behalf of iLO.
acartes
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: iLO & Dynamic DNS Registration

The DHCP server can be configured to act as a Dynamic DNS update proxy.

See MS KB Article 816592, DNSUpdateProxy group. (Windows Server 2003 DHCP and DC hosts are required)
Rob Lowe_5
Contributor.

Re: iLO & Dynamic DNS Registration

We have a mix of lights-out management interfaces, including some of the original Remote Insight Boards.

We're running static addresses on our interfaces. I suppose we could create reservations in the DHCP scope for each interface, but it certainly would require some more work to manage it.

Thank you for your responses.
adkg12
Contributor.

Re: iLO & Dynamic DNS Registration

We use the Enclosure to assign ip addresses for our iLO's.  Can the OA be configured to do the SDDNS registration on behalf of the blade...?

Thank you

adkg12