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An important early step in conducting any census of managed assets is to validate IPAM tracking and allocation data. To that end, Infoblox 2.11 has been integrated with Lumeta. The Lumeta-Infoblox integration brings the reach of Lumeta’s network discovery to the IP address management (IPAM) space.

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This integration reconciles data between Lumeta and Infoblox without directly reading or modifying Infoblox tables: All pull/update operations are performed by API calls. This integration enables you to produce and export an IP list with which you can update Infoblox's data. With the two solutions working together, gaps in IP management coverage are eliminated and your organization can accurately account for its assets under management.

Update: Lumeta 4.3 is integrated with the Infoblox 2.11––which also provides a better paging mechanism that comes into play in managing the address space in larger deployments. When using pagination, the largest number of records that can be returned in a single call is 999.

Lumeta 4.3 collects data from more record types, including host, A, AAAA, and PTR. In addition, the extensible attributes "Site," "Device Type," and "Operating System" are now pushed from Lumeta and populate in Infoblox.

Compatibility

Lumeta is compatible with Infoblox versions 2.11, 2.10, and 1.2.

Documentation by Infoblox & Infoblox Community


Configuration via Lumeta GUI

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  1. On the Lumeta main menu, browse to Settings > Integrations  > Other Solutions > Infoblox.

  2. Provide connection credentials, described here:

    FieldExampleDescription
    Polling Interval24How often (in hours) that Lumeta should poll Infoblox for information
    Server Name65.246.241.138The Server name or IP address of the Infoblox server. 
    Server User NameinfobloxYour Infoblox username
    Server Password********

    Your Infoblox password


  3. Click to toggle the Active control from red to green.
    Infoblox is configured.

    For more on this integration's reports, see the IP Address Management page.
    To see the results within Infoblox, log into Infoblox and browse to Data Management > IPAM.

Using Infoblox GUI

To view  managed and unmanaged CIDRs and IP address, brown in Infoblox to Data Management → IPAM:

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The IPAM Utilization column shows how much of the address space is used by actual hosts.

DNS

With ESI 4.2, pagination and support for IPv6 and DNS Records were added.

To view the zones that hold DNS records:

  1. Browse to DNS → Zones.
  2. Click a record such as "lum-forward"
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  3. You can see the record types in the Type column and add a new record here of the types A, AAAA, PTR, Host.

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To view extensible attributes from the CLI:

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