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Infoblox Quick start

This is a quick-start guide for Infoblox.

Infoblox is a software company that provides DDI (DNS, DHCP, and IP address management) solutions.   In 2016, DoIT Network Services acquired hardware and software from Infoblox to provide these services to campus.  "Infoblox" or "the Infoblox appliances" are terms often colloquially used in reference to the hardware and software solution that provides DNS and DHCP services to campus.


DNS and DHCP services provided by DoIT are hosted on physical and site redundant hardware on the UW-Madison campus.  These services are continually monitored by the DoIT NOC and other Network Services personnel.

In Q3 2017 a self-service pilot began allowing authorized network administrators the ability to access the Infoblox servers for the purpose of managing their DNS and/or DHCP records.  The first phase of this pilot is focused on allowing access to those DNS zones and DHCP ranges currently served by the DoIT nameservers. 


We now work individually with any department for potential migration to infoblox on a per-request basis.


Please contact us if you have a need for API access.


To request additional information or express interest in the pilot phase for DNS/DHCP self-service, please send email to

The Infoblox portal is available here:

Once you are authorized, login with your username (netid) and password.

Suggested first documents:

Deleting and searching for objects:

Add a host record:

Recycle bin:

Keywords:infoblox login URL   Doc ID:77034
Owner:Tim C.Group:DNS, DHCP, and IPAM
Created:2017-09-27 14:18 CDTUpdated:2019-01-03 15:31 CDT
Sites:DNS, DHCP, and IPAM, Systems & Network Control Center
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