OpenStack is one of the leading mechanisms to control large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources. Operated across datacenters and clouds, OpenStack manages and provisions network elements through APIs using common authentication mechanisms. Beyond standard infrastructure-as-a-service functionality, OpenStack also provides orchestration, fault management, and service management to ensure high availability of user applications.
Managing all of these resources at scale requires visibility throughout the networking stack. To reliably orchestrate changes across the enterprise, network administrators need a quick and easy way to provision IP space and ensure DNS name resolution. To do this, OpenStack needs a way to communicate with DNS infrastructure and push changes across the enterprise without compromising system integrity.
Without OpenStack integrated into the broader enterprise, it can take a lot more time to get network resources up and running as network teams work through manual provisioning processes. These delays ultimately down access to resources for business applications and services.
That’s why we built the BlueCat OpenStack Adaptive Plugin. With this simple integration, BlueCat provides visibility into all OpenStack provisioned compute to support updates for DNS name resolution across the enterprise. The plugin automatically syncs host and IP changes to the BlueCat Address Manager to update DNS servers.
Here’s a quick demo of the BlueCat OpenStack Adaptive Plug-In at work.
The BlueCat OpenStack Adaptive Plugin gives users the power to automatically configure and manage a wide variety of standard network actions:
Manage BlueCat Address Manager credentials and information
Manage multiple subnet designations
Create IP address(es)
Create DNS record(s)
Selectively deploy of DNS record(s)
Deprovisioning IP addresses and DNS
Ready to bring your BlueCat Adaptive DNS infrastructure into your OpenStack environment? Check out our network automation resources and then contact your BlueCat representative.
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