Enterprise IPAM/DNS Solutions
jbaird at follett.com
Mon Apr 28 16:40:18 UTC 2014
Overall, M&M has worked quite nicely for us. The CLI leaves a lot to be desired though and we have found several bugs in the application throughout the past several years (who doesn't have bugs, though?). I have also had a hard time getting someone on their Sales team to answer my questions lately. I do really like the fact that it doesn't require some third party appliance and it can run alongside BIND.
At this point - I'm just looking to see what else is available in this same space (Infoblox, Bluecat, etc). Any feedback from users of these various platforms is appreciated!
(apologies for the top-post)
From: Ray Van Dolson [mailto:rvandolson at esri.com]
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2014 12:35 PM
To: Baird, Josh
Cc: bind-users at lists.isc.org
Subject: Re: Enterprise IPAM/DNS Solutions
On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 04:31:28PM +0000, Baird, Josh wrote:
> We currently use the Men & Mice DNS/IPAM/DHCP suite which is
> essentially a front-end "wrapper" for BIND. We deploy our own BIND
> boxes and simply install the Men & Mice agent on them which allows us
> to centrally manage the zones from a GUI (or CLI) based interface.
> I'm curious about the other "enterprise" solutions that are on the
> market. Bluecat is the first one that comes to mind, but I'm
> completely unfamiliar with their product. Does their product run
> alongside native BIND (like M&M) or do I need to purchase their own
> appliances and place them all over my network?
> Are there any other suggestions for products similar to Men & Mice and
> Bluecat that I should be looking at? I'm looking for DNS and IPAM and
> central management.
Josh, I'm curious what shortcomings you're finding with the M&M suite?
We've looked at BlueCat recently and my recollection is that it required their DNS appliances. Quite costly and in our case, overkill.
M&M has worked pretty well for us, but we're a corporate type use case, not a provider or ISP.
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