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All zones reside within a DNS view. You can create multiple DNS views and create zones within each DNS view. If there is only one DNS view, the zones in the view are displayed automatically. If there are multiple DNS views, you must click the particular DNS view to view the zones. You can associate an IP space with a DNS view, so all DNS records can be automatically listed as related objects in the corresponding subnets.

In the hierarchical view, the sub-zones are nested within the zone in a hierarchical structure. In the flat zone view, you can view the zones, including the nested ones in a single list. For example, the host called server1.infoblox.com contains two A records and an ALIAS (which is a host naming convention for CNAME records). If you view the infoblox.com zone using the hierarchical view option, you will see one entry host for server1.infoblox.com. In the flat view, you will see three records (one for each IP address/A record, and one host Alias for the CNAME). 

To view the list of zones in the flat zone view, complete the following:

  1. From the Cloud Services Portal, click Manage -> DNS -> Zones.
  2. Toggle Flat Zone View to ON
  3. BloxOne DDI displays the following information for all zones and subzones as a single list:
    • NAME: The name of the zone. Click on the name of the zone to view the list of subzones associated with it.
    • DNS NAME: The URL, for example, google.com
    • TYPE: Indicates the type of the zone, Primary, Secondary, or Forward.
    • DESCRIPTION: Information about the zone.

You can also perform the following in this tab:

  • Click to select the columns to display.

  • You can also group the zones on the page by clicking All Zones and selecting either Authoritative or Forward from the drop-down list. The application displays only the selected type of zones.

  • Click  -> Edit or select the check box for the respective record and click the Edit button to modify a zone.

  • Select a zone to view the details on the right-hand panel. You can view details like namedescriptiontypetagsstatus, and the number of DNS servers associated with it. If you do not want to view the details, click .

  • Enter the value that you want to search in the Search text box. The application displays the list of records matching the keyword in the text box.

  • Click  to filter the objects by nametype, and description.

  • Click  -> Move to Recycle Bin to move the object to the recycle bin. You can restore the object later or delete it permanently as required. For more information, see Recycle Bin.


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