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2522 - Creating authoritative primary zones in NIOS


Your company has started a major new division, and a new domain name needs to be created. The zone will be managed and hosted on the NIOS Grid. Please create this authoritative primary zone.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 5 to 15 minutes






Grid Manager UI




  • Administrative DNS access to the Grid

Course References

  • 2009: Configuring NIOS DNS Services

  • 2023: Configuring NIOS DNS Zones

Lab Initiation

Access jump-desktop

Once the lab is deployed, you can access the virtual machines required to complete this lab activity. To initiate the lab, click on the jump-desktop tile and login to the Linux UI:

Username: training

Password: infoblox

Initiate lab

To initiate the lab, double-click the Launch Lab icon on the Desktop.

Launch Lab

Launch Lab

Choose the lab number from the list and click OK.

After clicking OK, you will see a pop-up message with a brief description of the lab task. If the description looks correct, click Yes to continue lab initiation.

Lab initiation will take a couple of minutes to finish.

Once complete, you will see another pop-up message with the login credentials and the URL for the Grid Manager’s User Interface. Note that the credentials may differ from those from prior labs.

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  1. Creating an authoritative primary zone.

Task 1: Creating an authoritative primary zone

Please create the zone Configure it to use the Grid primary, and its Grid secondary



Task 1 Solution: Creating an authoritative primary zone

Create a new zone called Assign the Name Servers ibns1 and ibns2 to this zone as primary and secondary servers respectively.

  1. Navigate to Data Management → DNS → Zones

  2. Click the Add dropdown menu and select Authoritative Zone

  3. Leave the radio button set to Add an authoritative forward-mapping zone

  4. Click Next

  5. For Name, enter

  6. For Comment, enter Parent zone for TechBlue

  7. Leave the remaining settings unchanged and click Next

  8. Select the radio button for Use this set of name servers

  9. Click the Add dropdown menu and select Grid Primary

  10. In the Add Grid Primary section, click Select to display the Member Selector

  11. In the Member Selector window click the entry for

  12. The selected device ( appears in the Add Grid Primary section

  13. Click the Add button to add as primary server

  14. Add the Grid Secondary device to the Name Server Group by clicking Add (plus) → Grid Secondary

  15. In the section for Add Grid Secondary, click Select to open the Member Selector window

  16. Click on

  17. The device appears as the selected Grid Secondary

  18. The table for now shows ibns1 as Grid Primary and ibns2 as Grid Secondary

  19. Click Save & Close

  20. The Zones table now contains a new entry for the Authoritative zone

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