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Infoblox: Deleting and Searching for objects

Possible methods to search for objects prior to adding or deleting from Infoblox

Click on the IPAM tab under "Data Management".  In the text search box, type in the subnet that holds the object to delete and search for it.  DHCP and DNS should also be searched in a similar fashion to verify objects do not exist.


Enter subnet to search for


Click on the subnet that holds the desired object.


Click on subnet



Search for the object to be deleted.


Enter IP Address you are searching for



Check mark the object and click the "Reclaim" icon in the upper right hand corner.


Check the object to be deleted


Click "Yes" to delete the object.

Click Yes to delete object.



Click the "Restart" button to restart services.



Restart services


Regex can be used to search for objects under the "Advanced" search tab:

Advanced Search - Regex is available


To verify an item has been removed from DNS you can run dig from the cli:

Reverse lookup:

dig @144.92.254.254 -x 128.104.16.1

Forward lookup:

dig @144.92.254.254 vlan-645-cssc-gw.net.wisc.edu

A response like below shows that the record is still active, a response missing the "ANSWER SECTION" would show a record that has been deleted assuming the question was typed in correctly:

[wboettcher@grunt]$ dig @144.92.254.254 -x 128.104.16.1


; <<>> DiG 9.9.9-P3 <<>> @144.92.254.254 -x 128.104.16.1

; (1 server found)

;; global options: +cmd

;; Got answer:

;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 42725

;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 11


;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096

;; QUESTION SECTION:

;1.16.104.128.in-addr.arpa.     IN      PTR


;; ANSWER SECTION:

1.16.104.128.in-addr.arpa. 11019 IN     PTR     vlan-645-cssc-gw.net.wisc.edu.


;; AUTHORITY SECTION:

104.128.in-addr.arpa.   56462   IN      NS      adns3.doit.wisc.edu.

104.128.in-addr.arpa.   56462   IN      NS      adns1.doit.wisc.edu.

104.128.in-addr.arpa.   56462   IN      NS      dns2.itd.umich.edu.

104.128.in-addr.arpa.   56462   IN      NS      adns2.doit.wisc.edu.


;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:

dns2.itd.umich.edu.     1391    IN      A       192.12.80.222

adns1.doit.wisc.edu.    14030   IN      A       144.92.9.21

adns2.doit.wisc.edu.    6537    IN      A       144.92.20.99

adns3.doit.wisc.edu.    9932    IN      A       144.92.104.21

adns1.doit.wisc.edu.    388     IN      AAAA    2607:f388::a53:1

adns1.doit.wisc.edu.    388     IN      AAAA    2607:f388:2:2001::100a

adns2.doit.wisc.edu.    6537    IN      AAAA    2607:f388:d:2::1006

adns2.doit.wisc.edu.    6537    IN      AAAA    2607:f388::a53:2

adns3.doit.wisc.edu.    2842    IN      AAAA    2607:f388::a53:3

adns3.doit.wisc.edu.    2842    IN      AAAA    2607:f388:2:2001::100b


;; Query time: 0 msec

;; SERVER: 144.92.254.254#53(144.92.254.254)

;; WHEN: Wed Mar 22 14:38:15 CDT 2017

;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 423


[wboettcher@grunt]$ 








Keywords:infoblox search delete deleting host A PTR Reserved static fixed records asset verification   Doc ID:71511
Owner:William B.Group:DNS, DHCP, and IPAM
Created:2017-03-08 10:36 CSTUpdated:2020-07-27 13:10 CST
Sites:DNS, DHCP, and IPAM, Network Services, Systems & Network Control Center
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