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Before you begin creating a new host, note the following:

  • On-prem hosts for physical BloxOne B1-105 appliances are automatically created when shipped by Infoblox with the serial number. Do not manually create on-prem hosts for BloxOne physical appliances.
  • Virtual on-prem hosts, including KVM-deployed hosts, connect to the Cloud Services Portal by using valid join tokens.
  • For VEP-1425 and VEP-1485 physical appliances, obtain the seven-digit serial number from the Service Tag label on the bottom of your appliance. You will enter this number when creating a new host.

To create an on-prem host:

  1. On the Cloud Services Portal, click Manage > On-Prem Hosts.
  2. Click Create Host.
  3. On the Create On-Prem Host page, specify the following:
    • Name: Type in the name of the on-prem host.
    • Description: Enter additional information about the on-prem host.
    • Serial Number:
      • For physical BloxOne on-prem hosts, get the serial number from the Cloud Services Portal or the console displayed on the monitor you connected to the appliance.
      • For VEP-1425 and VEP-1485 physical appliances, obtain the serial number from the Service Tag label on the bottom of the appliance.
    • IP Space: Select the IP space from the drop-down. The on-prem host will be assigned to the selected IP space. For more information, see Configuring IP Spaces
    • Tags: Click Add to specify the keys to be associated with the on-prem host:
      • KEY: Enter a meaningful name for the key, such as a location or a department.  

      • VALUE: Enter a value for the key. Select the appropriate checkbox, and enter the value for the associated key.
        For details, see Managing Tags.

    • Applications & Services: Click Add to associate licenses and services with the on-prem host.

      • LICENSES: Displays the license tier and other information about the license. Click  to reorder the columns.

      • SERVICES: Displays (1) the state of the license and (2) the services associated with the license. Toggle the slider to enable or disable a particular service. Click  to reorder the columns.

  4. Click Save & Close to save the changes, or click Cancel to cancel them.

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