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2528 - Creating IPv6 authoritative reverse-mapping zones in NIOS


Your team has recently been given the responsibility to manage the name entries in the network fdac:31::/32. Please make the appropriate configurations in the Grid.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes






Grid Manager UI




  • Administrative DNS access to the Grid

Course References

  • 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 IPv6 authoritative reverse-mapping zone.

Task 1: Creating an IPv6 authoritative reverse-mapping zone

Create fdac:31::/32 as an authoritative reverse-mapping zone, served by the name server group Internal NSG.



Task 1 Solution: Creating an IPv6 authoritative reverse-mapping zone

  1. Navigate to Data Management  DNS  Zones

  2. Click the Add dropdown menu and select Authoritative Zone

  3. At Step 1 of 6, select the radio button for Add an authoritative IPv6 reverse-mapping zone

  4. Click Next

  5. At Step 2 of 6, select the radio button for IPv6 Network Prefix

  6. For the network, enter fdac:31::/32

  7. Change the Netmask to 32

  8. For Comment enter TechBlue Branch Networks

  9. Click Next

  10. At Step 3 of 6, select the radio button for Use this name server group

  11. Select Name Server Group Internal NSG

  12. Click Save & Close

  13. The Zones table now displays the new authoritative zone

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