CMDB- DNS Federation from Infoblox

This KB provides technical details on how the CMDB and Infoblox are integrated to maintain accurate relationships in the CMDB for DNS entries that are made directly in Infoblox.

DNS changes made in Infoblox are automatically synchronized via a scheduled task with the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) every morning for the previous day’s activity in Infoblox.
The following DNS Infoblox changes are synchronized:

  • DNS Created/Modified/Deleted
  • Host Records Created/Modified/Deleted
  • CNAME Created/Modified/Deleted
DNS entries that are related to an IP address that already exists in the CMDB are created and/or synchronized.

IP Addresses that are currently set to ‘Unused’ will be updated to ‘Operational’ once they are related to a new DNS entry.

CNAME Records are synchronized or created in the CMDB only if the canonical name exists in the CMDB already.

DNS updates for delegated domains are NOT automatically synchronized in the CMDB and still require manual CMDB updates by Hostmaster.

Note: IP addresses in the CMDB are manually created and updated by Hostmaster. See KB #[Link for document 22833 is unavailable at this time]

Questions regarding IP or DNS Configuration Items in the CMDB can be directed to

If you are interested doing your DNS updates in Infoblox, you can reach out to the Infoblox team at for more information.

Keywords:CMDB Infoblox federation DNS IP IPAM integration "A Record" CNAME request   Doc ID:116369
Owner:Ramsay B.Group:DoIT IT Service Management
Created:2022-01-31 11:27 CDTUpdated:2022-02-24 11:49 CDT
Sites:DoIT IT Service Management, DoIT Staff
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