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BloxOne Threat Defense Cloud introduces a new workflow that streamlines the DNS forwarding proxy deployment process. You no longer need to pre-provision hosts through the Cloud Services Portal, nor do you need to copy API keys to establish host connection when configuring DNS forwarding proxies on bare-metal containers or virtual machines.

Virtual Appliances

Before you configure a virtual machine as a DNS forwarding proxy, you must first create a join token and use it to authenticate the host, so BloxOne Threat Defense Cloud can establish a connection to the host. For information about join tokens and how to manage them, see Managing Join Tokens.  Once you set up the virtual appliance using a valid join token, a connection to BloxOne Threat Defense Cloud is established, and the host status changes to Active (if the host and all the services running on it are functioning properly). The on-prem host is now a fully manageable device, and you can manage it through the Cloud Services Portal. 

The following diagram illustrates the provisioning process for DNS forwarding proxies deployed on virtual machines:

You can view all connected and disconnected proxies on the Manage  On-Prem Hosts page of Cloud Services Portal, which allows you to manage all your on-prem devices. The portal gives you a collective view of all of your on-prem devices in the network, including the device's current status. For more information about viewing your on-prem hosts and their current state, see Viewing On-Prem Hosts.

To manage on-prem hosts, you can do the following on the Manage  On-Prem Hosts page:

You can also do the following on this page:

  • Filter Data: Click  to filter the on-prem hosts by name, type, and description. You can also filter the on-prem hosts by their approval status. For example, you can view all the hosts that are in the Awaiting Approval state and approval or deny them at the same time.
  • Reorder Data: Click to reorder the columns.
  • Modify Host Data: Click   Edit or select the check box for the respective record and click the Edit button to modify an on-prem host.

  • Start or Stop Services: Click Service and choose DNSDHCP, or DNS Forwarding Proxy from the drop-down menu to either start or stop a service on the respective host. This is valid only if you have associated the BloxOne DDI license with the host. Select Start to start the service or Stop to cancel the service on the host. Note that the service changes accordingly based on the license and the application that is associated with the host. Ensure that you select the check box beside the host to start or stop the service. For more information on DNS Forwarding Proxy, see DNS Fowarding Proxy. To configure DNS Forwarding Proxy service, see Configuring DNS Forwarding Proxy.

  • View Host Details: Select an on-prem host to view the details on the right panel. You can view additional details about the on-prem host, such as hardware type, MAC and IP addresses, API key, license and the services that are associated with the host. If you do not want to view the details in the right panel, click .

  • Search: 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.

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