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  1. Grid: From the Data Management tab, select the DNS tab, expand the Toolbar, and then click Grid DNS Properties.
    Member: From the Data Management tab, select the DNS tab, and then click the Members tab -> member check box  checkbox -> Edit icon.
  2. In the Grid DNS Properties or Member DNS Properties editor, click Toggle Advanced Mode and then select the Logging tab.
  3. Select the Queries check box  checkbox to start capturing DNS queries. When you enable this option at the member level, NIOS captures DNS queries for only the selected member.
  4. Select the Responses check box  checkbox to start capturing DNS responses. When you enable this option at the member level, NIOS captures DNS responses for only the selected member.
  5. In the DNSTAP Receiver Address field, enter the IP address from which you want to capture queries or responses. It supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
  6. In the DNSTAP Receiver Port field, enter the port number on which you want to configure the dnstap client system. The default port number is 6000. 
  7. Click Save and Close.

Infoblox recommends the configurations in the following table to meet high-performance query logging using the dnstap log format:


Total CPU

Total Virtual Memory 
(without Advanced DNS Protection software)

Total Virtual Memory
(with Advanced DNS Protection software)

Database Object Count 

Grid Master Capable 

Small recursive DNS (with acceleration)101624100,000 No
Medium recursive DNS (with acceleration)162432100,000No
Large recursive DNS (with acceleration)263442100,000No