BlueCat Overlay for Microsoft

With BlueCat Overlay for Microsoft, get visibility and control into Microsoft DNS and DHCP servers by relaying information back to your BlueCat Address…

What is it?

BlueCat’s Overlay for Microsoft gives DDI administrators visibility and control into Microsoft Active Directory by importing DNS records, updates, DHCP transactions, and network data into BlueCat’s DNS Integrity platform.

The challenge

To migrate into a purpose-built enterprise DDI platform, network teams need visibility and control into multiple non-Microsoft and Microsoft DNS/DHCP systems. Without visibility into IP assignment across the enterprise, DNS silos emerge to create application downtime risks. That means hard subsystem dependencies on Microsoft services go unmanaged, increasing the risk of service disruption and making migration difficult.

Centralized Visibility & Control

Get a single source of truth to eliminate DNS silos

No Service Disruption

Continue to leverage MS DNS/DHCP for dependent environments as you migrate to BlueCat

Scalability & Performance

Unify tools, data, and teams


  • DHCP Import – ingest networks, DHCP ranges, options, and IP information.
  • DNS Import – ingest Zones, resource records, and server roles.
  • API-first approach – easy-to-use RESTful API to fully automate configuration and continuous updates.
  • Customizable – users can pick what visibility is needed from Microsoft Servers, DNS zones or DHCP networks.
  • Write Changes – add or update DNS zones, reverse zones, and resource records for Windows DNS Servers.

Get in touch

More work, greater risk, increasing costs, and stunted innovation are all consequences of complex networks. With Adaptive DNS™, BlueCat changes that.

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