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After the initial HTTPS connection to the Infoblox appliance, the Setup Wizard guides you through the basic deployment of the appliance on the network. You can deploy an appliance individually or in an HA (high availability) pair, for hardware redundancy. A single appliance or an HA pair without a Grid license runs independently from a Grid. A Grid is a group of two or more Infoblox appliances that share sections of a common, distributed, built-in database and which you configure and monitor through a single, secure point of access—the Grid master. To set up a Grid, you must configure a single or HA Grid master and at least one Grid member, which can also be a single appliance or an HA pair.
The following instructions guide you through the wizard and include worksheets where you can note your appliance and network settings. After you complete the wizard, you can set additional operational parameters and configure the appliance to provide services, such as DNS and DHCP. For detailed instructions on configuring network services on the appliance, refer to the NIOS Administrator Guide.

  1. Open an Internet browser window and enter https://<IP address or hostname of your appliance>.
  2. Accept the certificate when prompted.

A certificate warning appears during the login process. This is normal because the appliance generates a
self-signed certificate when it first starts, and your browser does not have a trusted CA certificate or a cached appliance server certificate (saved from an earlier connection) to authenticate the appliance certificate. Also, the hostname in the default certificate is, which is unlikely to match the hostname of your appliance. Messages appear warning that the certificate is not from a trusted certifying authority and that the hostname on the certificate is either invalid or does not match the name of the site that sent the certificate. Either accept the certificate just for this session or save it to the certificate store of your browser.

Note: To eliminate the certificate warning, generate a new self-signed certificate or import a third-party certificate with a common name that matches the FQDN (fully-qualified domain name) of the appliance. The process is straightforward. For information about certificates, refer to the NIOS Administrator Guide.

3. Log in using the default user name and password admin and infoblox. User names and passwords are case-sensitive.

4. Read the Infoblox End-User License Agreement and click I Accept to proceed. The Setup Wizard opens for defining basic network and deployment settings.

5. Determine how you want to deploy the appliance, and use the following worksheets to note the network settings to enter on the wizard screens. If you are configuring an HA pair, you configure each node individually.


Enter your information here

Grid Name

Shared Secret Host Name

Grid Master's IP Address

LAN1 Port IP Address and Netmask

Gateway IP Address

*Port Settings

**Admin Password

**Local Date, Time, and Time Zone

- or -

NTP Server IP Address

*For Grid member

**For an independent appliance

Use the following worksheet when configuring an independent HA pair:


Enter your information here

System Name Shared

Secret Host Name

Virtual Router ID
VIP (Virtual IP) Address and Netmask

Node 1: HA Port IP Address
Node 2: HA Port IP Address

Node 1: LAN1 IP Address

Node 2: LAN1 IP Address

Gateway IP Address

Admin Password

Local Date, Time and Time Zone

- or -

NTP Server IP Address

6 .On the last screen of the wizard, click Finish. The Grid Manager application restarts. If you configured an HA pair, use the VIP address when you make an HTTPS connection to the HA pair.

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