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2525 - Creating DNS delegated zones (delegations) in NIOS


The engineering department in your company has purchased its own DNS server and would like to fully manage their own namespace, Being the administrator of the parent zone,, please make the necessary configurations to delegate this zone to the engineering department.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 10 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 a delegated subzone (delegation).

Task 1: Creating a delegated zone (delegation)

Create the delegated zone The engineering department's new Active Directory Domain Controller is with the IP address



Task 1 Solution: Creating a delegated zone (delegation)

  1. Navigate to Data Managemen→ DNS → Zones

  2. Place a check in the zone

  3. Click the Add dropdown menu and select Delegation

  4. For the Name, enter ad ( will automatically be added), and click Next

  5. Select Use this set of name servers, and click on the Add (+) icon

  6. For the Name Server Name, enter

  7. For the Name Server Address, enter

  8. Click Save & Close

  9. The Zones table now displays the new delegation zone ( you may need to click on Toggle flat view)

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