Before deploying your BloxOne B1-105 appliance, consider the following when setting up your B1-105 appliance:
- Ensure that review the connectivity and service requirements for the deployment.
- If you plan to configure the on-prem appliance using a static IP, obtain the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and other DNS information.
- For more deployment information, see .
When you purchase your BloxOne B1-105 appliance from Infoblox, the appliance is pre-provisioned and automatically appears on the list of on-prem hosts in the Cloud Services Portal. At this stage, the appliance is in a Pending state.
To activate the host connection to Cloud Services Portal, complete the following:
Connect the following to your B1-105 appliance:
The power cable that comes with the appliance
An Ethernet cable using the LAN2 port on the front of the appliance. (You must use the LAN2 port to connect the appliance in the initial setup. Once the appliance is up and running, you can use both the LAN1 and LAN2 ports in your configuration.)
On the Cloud Services Portal, the LAN2 port appears as enp1s0 while the LAN1 port as enp2s0.
Power up the appliance by pressing the power button and releasing it quickly. If your network has DHCP service available, your B1-105 appliance will automatically receive an IP address and BloxOne DDI can detect the appliance and its IP address.
Once you power up the appliance, the appliance automatically enters the Awaiting Approval state if it successfully connects to the Cloud Services Portal. You can now log in to the Cloud Services Portal to approve or deny the host connection. When you click Approve, it will take up to 30 minutes for the appliance to complete the approval process. During this time duration, the appliance status changes from Awaiting Approval to Pending, Review Details, and then finally Online. The change of status is an indication that the approval process is progressing properly. Ensure that you wait until the appliance enters the Online state to perform other configuration. Infoblox strongly recommends that you DO NOT disconnect or restart the appliance during the approval process to ensure a successful deployment.
- If your network does not have DHCP servers available, the appliance will fall back to the default IP address 192.168.1.2. Configure the B1-105 appliance through an internet browser. To do so, the management PC or workstation on which you open the browser must have an IP address in the same subnet as the B1-105 appliance (for example, use 192.168.1.0/24 if your network does not have a DHCP server).
The bootstrap interface appears in the browser. Based on whether you are using DHCP or a static IP, select the respective Network Mode, and then enter the required IP address information.
Click Apply Changes on the bootstrap UI to submit the configuration changes.
NoteYou can try to use http:// to access the IP address if you encountered issues while using https://.
- Enter the following local access credentials:
- Username: Enter admin as the login user name for the on-prem host.
- Password: Enter the last eight characters of the serial number for the on-prem host. This includes all special characters in the last eight digits of the serial number. For example, if your serial number is AxYz14-893-756, you should enter -893-768. You can get the serial number through the Cloud Services Portal. The serial number is also printed on the physical appliance itself and is available through the appliance console (if you connect the appliance to a monitor).
- The bootstrap interface appears in the browser. Based on whether you are using DHCP or a static IP, select the respective Network Mode, and then enter the required IP address information.
- Click Apply Changes on the bootstrap UI to submit the configuration changes.
Once you have set up the B1-105 appliance successfully, you will not be able to access the bootstrap interface again unless there are connection issues with the appliance. You can use the Device UI to perform some troubleshooting tasks for the appliance. For more information, see Troubleshooting On-Prem Hosts.
If you need to re-configure the appliance, you must first reset the appliance to the factory default. For information, see Resetting the B1-105.
In addition, if you have not configured any NTP server or local DNS resolver, the appliance uses the Ubuntu NTP server (ntp.ubuntu.org or ubuntu.pool.ntp.org) and BloxOne DDI DNS (IP: 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52). The communication to these services does not use the HTTPS proxy, and you must ensure that the NTP port (UDP 123) and the DNS port (TCP/UDP 53) are opened on your firewall.
If you need to remove the physical on-prem host (B1-105 appliance) from your network after you have deployed it, you must first remove the appliance from the network before you delete the host entry from the Cloud Services Portal. Removing a physical on-prem host (B1-105 appliance) that is currently connected to BloxOne Cloud will initiate a pre-provisioned on-prem host entry in the Cloud Services Portal. For more information, see Removing On-Prem Hosts.
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