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You can configure IP addresses, subnets, or a mix of multiple IP addresses and subnets into IP blocks, and then assign them to IP block groups for monitoring and tracking queries made to specific IP blocks. For information about adding IP addresses, see Adding IP Blocks. You can also configure as many groups as necessary and assign them to specific clients. Note that assigning more IP block groups results in monitoring more queries, which may affect the performance of the reporting server. You can generate a report to monitor queries made to these user-defined IP block groups or IP blocks. For information, see DNS Query Trend per IP Block Group.
Guidelines while configuring IP blocks:

  • You cannot configure arbitrary IP address ranges, such as 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.100 as an IP block.
  • You cannot add or modify an IP block that overlaps with another IP block in a different group. However, you can add an IP block that overlaps with another IP block in the same IP block group.

Note

The appliance restarts the DNS service after you assign or unassign an IP block group at the Grid or member level. Also, the appliance restarts the DNS service when you modify or delete an IP address or IP block group assigned to the Grid or member or when you add, modify, or delete an IP block in such IP block groups.


You can do the following in the Groups panel:

In addition, you can also do the following:

  • Use filters or the Go to function to navigate to a specific group. You can also create quick filters to save frequently used filter criteria. For information about how to use quick filters, see Using Quick Filters.
  • Use Global Search to search for IP block groups and IP blocks. For information, see Global Search.
  • Use Smart Folders to organize IP block groups and IP blocks. For information, see Smart Folders.
  • Import and export groups in CSV format. For more information about CSV import feature, see Importing and Exporting Data using CSV Import.

Adding IP Block Groups

To add a new group:

  1. From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group -> Add.
    or
    From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab, expand the Toolbar and click Add -> IP Block Group.
  2. In the Add IP Block Group wizard, complete the following:
    • Name: Enter the name of the group.
    • Comment: Enter useful information about the group.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click Save & Close to add the IP block group and close the wizard.
    • Click Save & Edit to add the IP block group and launch the editor. You can edit the details.
    • Click Save & New to add the IP block group and launch the wizard again to add another group.
    • Click Save & Open to add the IP block group and open the IP block group.

Modifying IP Block Groups

  1. From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group -> Edit.
  2. In the General tab of the IP Block Group editor, you can modify the group name and comment.
  3. Click Save & Close to save the configuration.

Note

You can perform inline editing by double-clicking the row of data that you want to modify. The appliance displays the inline editing editor in the selected row. Click Save after modifying the data.


Adding IP Blocks

In a group, you can add as many subnets/IP addresses as necessary. Note that adding more IP addresses results in monitoring more queries, which may affect the performance of the reporting server.

  1. From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group -> Add.
    or
    From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab, expand the Toolbar and click Add -> IP Block.
  2. In the Add IP Block wizard, complete the following:
    • Group: Click Select to select a group. When there are multiple groups, Grid Manager displays the Group Selector dialog box to select a group. Click a group name in the dialog box. You can use filters or the Go to function to narrow down the list.
    • Address: Enter the source IPv4/IPv6 addresses or the IPv4/IPv6 subnets.
    • Comment: Enter useful information about the IP block.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click Save & Edit to add an IP address or IP block and launch the editor. You can edit the details.
    • Click Save & New to add an IP address or IP block and launch the wizard again to add another IP block.
    • Click Save & Close to add an IP address or IP block and close the wizard.

Modifying IP Blocks

  1. From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group.
  2. Select an IP address or IP block you want to modify and click the Edit icon.
  3. In the General tab of the IP Block editor, modify the IP address or comment.
  4. Click Save to save the configuration.

Note

You can modify description by using inline editing. Double-click the row that you want to modify, the appliance displays the inline editing editor in the selected row. Click Save after modifying comment. You cannot modify IP address using inline editing editor.


Deleting IP Block Groups and IP Blocks

  1. For IP block groups: From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group.
  2. For IP blocks: From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group -> IP block.
  3. Click the Delete icon.
  4. In the Delete Confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

Exporting IP Block Groups and IP Blocks

You can export displayed data or you can export the group list in CSV (comma separated value) format. Exporting group lists or group data may take a few moments based on the amount of exported data.
To export displayed data:

  1. For IP block groups: From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group.
  2. For IP blocks: From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group -> IP block.
  3. From the Export drop-down menu, select Export visible data. For more information on how to export, see Exporting Displayed Data.

To export all data to a CSV file:

  1. For IP block groups: From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group.
    For IP blocks: From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group -> IP block.
  2. From the Export drop-down menu, select Export data in Infoblox CSV Import format. For more information on how to export, see Importing and Exporting Data using CSV Import.

Printing IP Block Groups and IP Blocks

  1. For IP block groups: From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group. For IP blocks: From the Administration tab, select the Reporting tab -> Group -> IP block.
  2. Click the Print icon. For more information on how to print, see Printing from Grid Manager.

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