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BloxOne DDI – December 5, 2019


  • User Experience Enhancement
    • This release of BloxOne Cloud introduces a modern, more dynamic, user experience. Main menus have been moved from the top of the screen to the left-hand side, where they can be expanded to show accordion-style, sub-menus or can be collapsed to display only individual icons when not in use. All workflows will remain unchanged.

BloxOne DDI – October 24, 2019

New Features

  • Automated DHCP Scope Management

The Automated DHCP Scope Management feature provides a number of enhancements to monitor and manage DHCP scopes. The feature allows you to set thresholds for DHCP ranges that will trigger configuration suggestions (e.g. proactively expanding ranges or subnets) to avoid issues associated with lack of available IP addresses.

This feature forms a basis for future enhancements in the variety and quality of configuration suggestions that the product will make using predicative algorithms and machine learning

  • Anycast Support for On-Prem DNS

This release of BloxOne Cloud introduces Anycast Synchronization Service between Anycast service and DNS service. Synchronization monitoring occurs on any DNS service to which the Anycast address is installed, enabled, or is functioning on port 53 and tied to the DNS service. In the event of co-deployment of multiple DNS services where ephemeral ports are used, connectivity is monitored between all hosts and Anycast service.

  • Coexistence of BloxOne DDI and DNS Forwarding Proxy

You can now deploy both the DNS forwarding proxy and BloxOne DDI DNS services on the same on-prem host when you have both the BloxOne Threat Defense and BloxOne DDI subscriptions.

  • DHCP Exclusion Range Support

This release of BloxOne Cloud introduces the ability to create a DHCP exclusion range within an existing DHCP range.  A DHCP exclusion range is a specified range of IP addresses residing within a DHCP range. IP addresses residing within the exclusion range are excluded from the pool of available IP addresses and are un-leasable. The DHCP server is prevented from assigning IP addresses within the exclusion range to network devices.

  • BloxOne DDI Licensing Tiers

This BloxOne DDI release introduces new licensing tiers. Each tier defines the features that are available to users. The new licensing tiers are as follows: Essentials, CA, Business, and Advanced. All existing users are converted to the CA licensing tier.

  • DHCP4 Fingerprint Enhancement

This release adds the "contains" operator for vendor class option (option 60)  in the DHCP fingerprint match rules. When you select "contains" as the operator and enter a value, BloxOne DDI matches all vendor IDs that contain the value you entered.

  • IPAM Visualization Improvement

The information panel in the IPAM view has been enhanced to display information about IP addresses that have been dynamically and statically provisioned.

BloxOne DDI – October 1, 2019

New Features

  • Role-Based Access Control

This release of BloxOne Cloud provides improved access control for customers with introduction of user groups, roles, and permissions. Assigning individual users to different user groups will change the permissions for the user. To make this process easier, Infoblox provides a set of default user groups corresponding to the "Administrator" and "User" roles, and adds new user groups for BloxOne DDI Administrators, BloxOne TD Administrators, BloxOne DDI Users, BloxOne TD Users, and Account Management. To keep existing access for users, no action is necessary. Infoblox will automatically assign existing users to the Administrators and User user groups based on their current access.

  • Troubleshooting Physical On-Prem Hosts

When an on-prem host is experiencing issues, troubleshooting problems can be accomplished using the Device UI. The Device UI displays a comprehensive view of the networking health for your on-prem host and can be used to perform corrective actions to address applicable issues.

BloxOne DDI – August 3, 2019

New Features

  • DHCP Fingerprints

This release of BloxOne DDI utilizes DHCP fingerprint detection to identify IPv4 mobile devices such as laptop computers, tablets, and smart phones, on your network. Using DHCP fingerprint detection is an efficient way to perform system identification. You can use DHCP fingerprint detection to track devices on your network and plan for future growth by accessing trending information such as the number of Apple iPhones versus that of Android phones that are on your network.

  • DNS Anycast Addressing

BloxOne DDI provides multiple Anycast IPv4 addresses to improve resiliency and reliability. In potential scenarios where one of the public IP addresses becomes unreachable in BloxOne DDI, additional configured Anycast IPv4 addresses can be added to the Anycast configuration.

  • IP Address Reservations

This release of BloxOne DDI supports IP address reservations. You can create a reservation as a static IP address for future use. You can reserve this static IP address and assign it to a client in the future.

  • Visualization of Abandoned Leases

You can now see all the abandoned leases in the visualization view.

  • Support for Multiple Primaries in DNS Server Groups

In this release of BloxOne DDI, you can include a group of primary name servers, a group of secondary name servers, nested DNS server groups, primary DNS servers, and/or secondary DNS servers in a DNS server group. This flexibility reduces the number of DNS server groups that you must manage, and it allows you to apply different configurations to different scenarios.

  • Audit Log Enhancements

You can now see the resource type of the object created, modified, or deleted when viewing the audit log. You can also limit the data displayed to only the resource type(s) you want to review.

BloxOne DDI – July 13, 2019

New Features

  • On-Prem Host Management

This release of BloxOne DDI introduces ZTP (Zero Touch Provisioning) that streamlines the deployment of on-prem hosts. You no longer need to pre-provision or create on-prem hosts and copy API keys through the Cloud Services Portal while deploying BloxOne appliances. BloxOne DDI now automatically detects the BloxOne physical appliances that you purchase through Infoblox. It also uses a secure join token mechanism to authenticate and deploy virtual appliances that you configure in your VM environments.

  • Notifications

The Cloud Services Portal displays notifications for specific events, such as license expiration or CPU usage. Infoblox implements deduplication for notifications to prevent notification floods, which identifies identical notifications and sets a grace period to stop duplicated notifications before sending them again.

BloxOne DDI – April 27, 2019

New Feature

  • Service Logs

This release introduces the support of service logs. You can now configure BloxOne DDI to display or export DNS and DHCP logs from your on-prem hosts. Depending on your service log configuration, you can view the logs in a separate browser window or download the log files (in .log format) for future reference.

BloxOne DDI – February 28, 2019

New Features

  • Support for Virtual Appliances

In addition to the BloxOne B1-105 physical appliance, you can deploy BloxOne DDI as a virtual appliance by installing the Infoblox Docker package in your Docker environment or the OVA package in your VM infrastructure.

  • Inheritance for DNS and DHCP Objects

This release supports multiple and linked inheritances for DNS and DHCP objects. DNS and DHCP properties follow a top-down inheritance hierarchy in which child objects automatically inherit properties from their parent objects by default, unless you override the properties at a child object level. The Cloud Services Portal displays the inheritance sources and values that are in effect for each DNS and DHCP object if applicable, so you can view the properties before overriding them. BloxOne DDI also links certain DNS and DHCP functions together so you can inherit or override their configurations as a group.

  • Next Available IP for Fixed Addresses

When you create a fixed address, you can configure BloxOne DDI to automatically assign the next available IP to the fixed address. The next available IP address is the first unused address in the subnet in which you configure the fixed address.

  • Using Tags

BloxOne DDI provides tags that you use to identify and group objects in your address spaces. A tag is a label that consists of a key and a value that you define. Tags are useful when you want to categorize DNS and DHCP objects by specific purposes, such as by location, so you can easily identify them based on the tags you assign to them.

  • Public API Support

The Cloud Services Portal provides a unified interface for displaying available public API calls. You can access API calls for BloxOne DDI through the Cloud Services Portal.

  • Filtering by Utilization

You can now filter IPAM objects by "Utilization" wherever applicable in the Cloud Services Portal. When you use this filtering option, you can view IP spaces by specifying the percentage of utilization you want to monitor. This filtering option allows you to identify the most utilized or the least utilized IP spaces or subnets, so you can manage your network infrastructure more effectively.

BloxOne DDI – BETA October 10, 2018

Infoblox BloxOne DDI is a cloud-managed solution which includes a fully integrated DNS (Domain Name System), DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), and IPAM (IP Address Management) suite with unified network views and a simplified data model. It provides a one-stop solution for your network infrastructure management, as well as secure monitoring and integrated management of your network spaces. For information about how to deploy the B1-105 appliance, refer to the Installation Guide for Trinzic B1-105 Appliance.

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