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After you add your sync groups, you can view detailed information about them. You can also modify certain properties for an existing sync group or delete one when necessary, as follows:

Note

To perform any tasks in NIOS, you must first log in to Grid Manager. For detailed information about tasks that you perform in NIOS, such as how to view zones and resource records, refer to the Infoblox NIOS Documentation.

Viewing Amazon Route 53 Sync Groups

To view configured Amazon Route 53 sync groups, complete the following:

  1. From the Grid tab, click the Amazon tab.
  2. Grid Manager displays the following information for each sync group in the Grid:
    • Name: The name of the sync group.
    • Status: Displays the current overall status of the sync group. This field can display one of the following status:
      • OFFLINE: No synchronization has started or no sync task has been configured.
      • OK: All synchronization is successful.
      • ERROR: One or more sync tasks failed. You can drill down to the sync task level to find out which sync task has failed. You can also check the syslog for more information about the failure.
    • AWSCredentials: Displays the Amazon account ID and AWS user name. This field is hidden by default.
    • Member: The name of the Grid member on which the synchronization occurs.
    • Disabled: Indicates whether the sync group is disabled or not. This displays Yes if the sync group is disabled. When you disable a sync group, synchronization for all tasks in the group is disabled but the appliance keeps your configuration intact.

Note

Route 53 does not support two records having the same Fully Qualified Domain Name(FQDN). If you encounter Uniqueness Violation error for any record, then that particular record will not be getting updated in NIOS from Route 53. You will receive a warning message in syslog and infoblox.log. However, sync jobs will continue to sync for other zones and records.


You can also do the following in this tab:

  • Click the Add icon to add a new sync group.
  • Click the Action icon  for a specific sync group to perform the following:
      • Edit: Modify certain properties for the sync group.
      • View sync details: Get details about the sync group in a different dialog box. For more information, see Viewing Sync Task Details.
      • Delete: Remove the sync group from the list.
  • Create a quick filter to save frequently used filter criteria:
  1. In the filter section, click Show Filter and define filter criteria for the quick filter.
  2. Click Save and complete the configuration In the Save Quick Filter dialog box.
    The appliance adds the quick filter to the quick filter drop-down list in the panel. Note that global filters are prefixed with [G], local filters with [L], and system filters with [S].
  • Use filters and the Go to function to narrow down the list. With the autocomplete feature, you can just enter the first few characters of an object name in the Go to field and select the object from the possible matches.
  • Sort the data in ascending and descending order by column.
  • Print or export the data in this tab.

Viewing Sync Task Details

After you configure a sync group, you can view more details about this group by clicking View sync details from the Action menu .
To view sync group details:

  1. From the Grid tab, click the Amazon tab.
  2. Click the Action icon  next to the selected sync group, and then select View sync details from the menu.
  3. Grid Manager displays the following information for the selected sync group:
    • Sync Group Name: The name of the sync group.
    • In the Sync Tasks table, Grid Manager displays the following for each sync task:
      • Name: The name of the sync task.
      • Status: The current status of the sync task. You can hover your mouse over the status to display a tooltip that gives you more information about the status.
      • Disabled: Indicates whether this sync task has been disabled or not.
      • Zone Count: The total number of synchronized hosted zones.
      • Interval: Displays how often the synchronization happens for this task.
      • AWS Credentials: Displays the AWS user account that is used to establish the connection between the Grid member and AWS. Note that all the sync tasks you add to this sync group belong to the same AWS user account. This column is hidden by default.
      • Filter: Displays the zone or a list of zones that you have configured for this sync task. To specify multiple zones, use comma to separate the values. You can use wildcard characters in the filter. For example, you can enter “*abc*, ab?c.com, [a-z].com” in this field.
      • Last Run: The timestamp when this task was last run and synchronized with Amazon Route 53.

You can click the Action icon next to a sync task to perform the following:

  • Run Task Now: Performs synchronization immediately for the selected task.

Modifying Amazon Route 53 Sync Groups

To modify an existing sync group, complete the following:

  1. From the Grid tab, click the Amazon tab.
  2. In the Amazon Route 53 Sync Group table, click the Action icon  next to the selected sync group, and then select Edit from the menu.
  3. In the General tab of the Amazon Route 53 Sync Group Properties editor, modify the properties as described in Configuring Amazon Route 53 Sync Groups.
  4. Save the configuration.

Deleting Amazon Route 53 Sync Groups

To delete an existing sync group, complete the following:

  1. From the Grid tab, click the Amazon tab.
  2. In the Amazon Route 53 Sync Group table, select the check box of a sync group, and then click the Delete icon.
  3. In the confirmation dialog, click Yes.

Viewing Route 53 Hosted Zones in NIOS

You can view the imported Route 53 hosted zone data in NIOS, as follows:

  1. From the Data Management tab -> DNS tab, click the Zones tab.
  2. Grid Manager displays all imported Route 53 zones in this panel. You can filter Route 53 hosted zones by the extensible attribute "DNS Source" = "AWS Route53." Note that the name and comment for each Route 53 zone appear under its corresponding fields (Name and Comments) in NIOS.
  3. To view detailed information about a specific Route 53 zone, select the zone check box, and then click the Edit icon.
  4. In the Zone editor, select the Route 53 tab. The appliance displays Route 53 zone properties such as VPC, caller reference ID, resource record set count, name server, and delegation set ID. Note that this read-only data is not used for serving DNS.

Viewing Route 53 Resource Records in NIOS

You can view imported DNS data for each Route 53 resource record, as follows:

  1. From the Data Management tab -> DNS tab, click the Zones tab.
  2. Click the Route 53 zone link to drill down to the Records tab. Grid Manager displays all the associated records for the selected hosted zone in this panel. Note that the name and TTL value for each Route 53 record appear under its corresponding fields (Name and TTL) in NIOS.
  3. Select a record check box and click the Edit icon.
  4. In the Record editor, select the Route 53 tab. Depending on the record you select, the appliance displays Route 53 resource record properties such as record type, set ID, weight, region, failover, geolocation continent code, geolocation country code, geolocation subdivision code, alias hosted zone ID, alias evaluate target health, and health check ID. Note that this read-only data is not used for serving DNS.
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