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Infoblox vNIOS for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a virtual appliance designed for deployment on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, an Infrastructure as a Service that is offered by Oracle. The virtual appliance enables you to deploy large, robust, manageable, and cost-effective Infoblox Grids.

The NIOS virtual appliance for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure functions as a hardware virtual machine guest on the Linux system. It provides integrated, secure, and easy-to-manage DNS (Domain Name System), DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), and IPAM (IP address management) services. It also provides a framework for integrating all components of the modular Infoblox solution. For more information about the Infoblox Grid, DNS, and IPAM, refer to the Infoblox NIOS Documentation.

You can deploy an Infoblox vNIOS for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure instance as a virtual cloud member tied to an on-premise (non-cloud) NIOS Grid.

The following table lists the NIOS virtual appliance that supports Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

vNIOS Model for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud Platform 
Virtual Appliance

Supported NIOS

Overall Disk (GB)

Number of CPU Cores

Memory Allocation


Supported as Grid Master and Grid Master Candidate

CP-V22058.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3, and 8.5.42504 OCPUs (8 vCPU cores) 60 GBVM.Standard2.4No

Infoblox currently does not support any other vNIOS appliance. For more information on cloud platform appliances, see About Cloud API Requests.

Known Limitations

The known limitations of vNIOS for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure are as follows:

  • In NIOS, the platform type for the vNIOS appliance is updated as KVM.
  • HA and LAN2 interfaces are not supported.
  • IPv6 configuration is not supported.
  • Virtual Advanced DNS Protection and virtual DNS Cache Acceleration are not supported.
  • In the current release, the Microsoft management feature and the security ecosystem features are not tested.
  • vDiscovery of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources is not supported.
  • If the vNIOS for OCI instance is using paravirtualized networking, there may be occasional packet drops of less than 1% when querying a large number of DNS queries per second as observed during our testing.
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