Information on BlueCat and how to use it.
Basic information only is below. Full information on using BlueCat Address Manager can be found by clicking on the following link: https://webservices.itcs.umich.edu/mediawiki/Campus%20DHCP%20DNS/
If you cannot access that, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "BlueCat" is the company.
- "Address Manager" is the main BlueCat server, holding the database of DNS, DHCP, and related information, and the web interface. Previously called "Proteus," and the hostname still reflects that. Sometimes abbreviated as "BAM."
- “DNS/DHCP” servers are the DNS and DHCP servers that get their data from the BlueCat Address Manager and serve it to clients. Previously called “Adonis,” and the hostnames reflect that. Sometimes abbreviated “BDDS.”
- “Object” is a generic term – an “IP Address,” “Network,” “Network Block,” “DNS Domain, “MAC Address,” etc. are all treated as “Objects” in the BlueCat database and can have various information attached to them, like a name, comment, access rights, tags, and even custom fields. Every object has an ID number.
- "Network" means a subnet.
- "Block" is an IP Address range, can contain one or more Networks, other blocks, or be empty.
The production server is at https://proteus1.umnet.umich.edu.
The test server is at https://proteus-spare1.umnet.umich.edu Contact email@example.com to get an account.
Login to BlueCat using your uniqname and Kerberos password.