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Depending on your Grid configuration and how you want to deploy Cloud Network Automation, Infoblox supports the following licensing configurations. For information about cloud licenses and how to install them, see Licensing Requirements.

  • In an Infoblox Grid, the Grid Master has the Cloud Network Automation license installed and the Cloud Platform Appliance has the Cloud Platform license installed: The Grid Master can process both regular RESTful API and cloud API requests and the Cloud Platform Appliance can process cloud API requests. With the Cloud Platform license installed, cloud API requests can be proxied among the Grid Master and Cloud Network Appliances based on the delegation authority of the referenced objects. You can also manage the cloud API service and cloud objects through the Cloud tab in Grid Manager
  • In an Infoblox Grid, the Grid Master does not have the Cloud Network Automation license installed but the Cloud Platform Appliance has the Cloud Platform license installed: The Grid Master can process both regular RESTful API and cloud API requests and the Cloud Platform Appliance can process cloud API requests. With the Cloud Platform license installed, cloud API requests can be proxied among the Grid Master and Cloud Network Appliances based on the authority delegation of the referenced objects. Without the Cloud Network Automation license however, only objects whose authority has been delegated to Cloud Platform Appliances can be managed through Grid Manager. You will not have visibility of cloud objects, such as tenant information, through Grid Manager because the Cloud user interface function (the Cloud tab) is not available without the Cloud Network Automation license. You may manage cloud objects and their respective data through cloud API requests.
  • In an Infoblox Grid with other Grid members but without Cloud Platform Appliances, the Grid Master has the Cloud Network Automation license installed: The Grid Master can process both regular RESTful API and cloud API requests. You can also manage cloud objects through the Cloud tab in Grid Manager.
  • Standalone Grid Master with the Cloud Network Automation license installed: The appliance can process both regular RESTful API and cloud API requests. You can also manage the cloud API service and cloud objects through the Cloud tab in Grid Manager.
  • Standalone Grid Master without the Cloud Network Automation license installed: The appliance can process only regular RESTful API requests, but not cloud API requests. You cannot manage the cloud API service nor cloud objects through Grid Manager because the Cloud user interface function (the Cloud tab) is not available.

The following table summarizes the supported licensing scenarios:


Cloud Network Automation License on Grid Master


Cloud Platform License on Cloud Platform Appliance

Supports Regular RESTful API Calls on Grid Master

Supports Cloud API Calls on Grid Master and/or Cloud Platform Appliance(s)


Cloud User Interface Function in Grid Manager

Infoblox Grid with Cloud Platform Appliance(s)

Infoblox Grid with Cloud Platform Appliance(s)



Infoblox Grid with other Grid members but without Cloud Platform Appliance(s)







N/A








Standalone Grid Master

N/A

Standalone Grid Master


N/A



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