Infoblox BloxOne® DDI is a cloud managed DDI application that is designed to scale and fit any size company quickly and easily. The solution is optimized for large-scale, and remote and branch offices, and to be deployed quickly and efficiently across many locations. With the ability to quickly deploy appliances locally and manage all appliances and services from the cloud, customers are getting the best of both centralized management and local survivability.
There is no question on the value that BloxOne® DDI brings to the table, however there are many questions on how to get started. For customers, deployment is the only hinderance of this new age architecture that is being met with praise from things like SD-WAN. Once deployed however, management becomes a breeze, and deploying new applications is as easy as clicking a button.
Cloud Services Portal Access
First, to get started, customers will be given a valid user account based on the entitlement packages their organization is interested in, and that they communicated with their local representative from Infoblox from within their area. Immediately with this valid user account, the customers will be given access to the Cloud Services Portal (CSP). The Cloud Services Portal is the web interface through which you access the BloxOne® services and functionalities.
Deploy Local Hosts
Once the portal is accessible there will be a need to deploy the appliances. There are two types of deployments through a docker and VMware host deployment. The deployment guide can be found here:
There is also a video walking through the basic steps to get local machines up and running:
These deployments options allow organizations to easily place BloxOne® containers anywhere the customer desires, and on many different types of platforms for easy transition for any business.
Once you have access to the cloud services portal and you have deployed the local host, the final step is to configure the management for the containers that you deployed. Although configuring the management of the containers can be done the second you have access to the cloud services portal. The management is everything from setting up DNS zones to enabling DHCP ranges. Everything can be containerized and partitioned across multiple views allowing for easy management for multiple different networks and thousands of customized options, if needed, for any number of BloxOne® containers that are deployed.
For a complete management guide you can read through the whole admin guide, or you can get started here:
Additionally, take a look at the deployment guide here: