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2901 - Exporting and Importing in BloxOne

Scenario

You have just started to build your BloxOne deployment and you have been provided with an object definitions file that you can use to get started. You'll need to import these objects and verify they were imported correctly.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes

Prerequisites

  • Administrative access to the CSP

Course References

  • 2154 BloxOne Exporting and Importing

Tasks

To complete this lab, you need to perform the following tasks.

  1. Import an Infoblox CSV objects file

  2. Verify the objects were imported with no errors

Task 1: Import an Infoblox CSV Object File

Login to the CSP interface in a web browser in your lab environment. You will need to do this in the lab environment because the import file is located in a folder on your lab desktop. Import the file in Shared Drive named B1-Import.csv. This will be importing an initial Branches IP Space with several IP Address blocks and subnets.


Whether you will be working with DDI or BloxOne Threat Defense Cloud, you may be using Importing and Exporting features

Task 2: Verify the objects were imported with no errors

Using the Import / Export Job Manager, you can see all the Import and Export jobs that have been executed. Look at the Import process you started and verify that it is complete and that there were no errors.

Bonus Task

Find the objects you just imported (The details of IP Space objects are covered in another lab).



Solutions

Task 1 Solution: Import an Infoblox CSV Object File


Login to the CSP interface in a web browser in your lab environment. You will need to do this in the lab environment because the import file is located in a folder on your lab desktop.

  1. Navigate to Administration Data Import / Export


  2. Click on the Import submenu, and click the Import button to start configuring an Import process

  3. Give the Data Import the name Branches Import and click Next


  4. Click Select File and select the CSV file in Shared Drive named B1-Import.csv and click Next


  5. Our next step is to verify the objects we are importing. This gives us a chance to be selective about which objects we want to import. Make sure that all object types are checked, and click Next


  6. In the Specify import type section, we can select the action to take for each entry in the CSV import file. Since we are adding these objects, and not updating or deleting, choose Add new records from the imported file (if it is not already selected)

  7. We now specify what action to take if there is an error. Select Skip failed records and continue import and click Next


  8. Review the Summary and click Start Import


  9. Verify that the job started


Task 2 Solution: Verify the objects were imported with no errors

The Import / Export Job Manager is what you landed on in the first part of Task 1.

  1. Navigate to Administration Data Import / Export and click on the sub-menu for Import (if it is not already selected)

  2. You should see the Branches Import job you ran in Task 1. You may need to refresh the web page if it still shows Import in progress. Confirm that it shows a green Import Complete

  3. Expand the entry and examine the details






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