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Before deploying your BloxOne B1-105 appliance, consider the following when setting up your B1-105 appliance:

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:

  1. Connect the following to your B1-105 appliance:

    1. The power cable that comes with the appliance

    2. 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.)

      Note

      On the Cloud Services Portal, the LAN2 port appears as enp1s0 while the LAN1 port as enp2s0.

  2. 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.

    Note

    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. 

  3. 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).
  4. Open the internet browser on the management PC or workstation and enter https://192.168.1.or https://<allocated_IP> if the IP address was allocated via the DHCP server in your network. 

    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.

    Note

    You can try to use http:// to access the IP address if you encountered issues while using https://
  5. Enter the following local access credentials:
    • Username: Enter "admin" as the login user name for the on-prem host.
    • Password: Enter the last eight digits (the last four octets) of the serial number for the on-prem host. For physical on-prem hosts, 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). For virtual hosts, you can get the serial number when you connect to the virtual console.
  6. 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.
  7. 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: 52.119.40.100 or 103.80.5.100). 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

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