Hydra – a new DNS/IPAM platform

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of Hydra – our new DNS and IP Address Management platform.

This will replace the current DNS web management tool.

 

Timetable

The last DNS update for the current system will be at 18:00 on Friday, 29 November 2019.

Hydra will go live during the morning of Tuesday, 03 December 2019.

There will be an Early Life Support period until the end of January 2020 during which the Hostmaster team will make edits on your behalf.

 

Things to do now as ITSS01

Check the lists of domains and subnets to make sure your Unit owns all the resources you think it should.  There’s also a handy summary list.  Please contact <networks@it.ox.ac.uk> to claim any you believe you should own.

Unless you’re happy to be the only person able to edit your Unit’s DNS records, you’ll need to gain access to Groupstore so that you can edit the your Unit’s members group.

Read the help pages and also play in the sandpit.  The sandpit uses a non-production database so you can try things out without worrying about affecting live data.

Book onto one of two ITSS sessions (15 and 24 October) where you can ask any questions you may have.

 

Things to do now as ITSS

Ask your ITSS01 to add you to your Unit’s Groupstore IPAM Group if you want to be able to edit DNS records.

Read the help pages and also play in the sandpit.  The sandpit uses a non-production database so you can try things out without worrying about affecting live data.

Book onto one of two ITSS sessions (15 and 24 October) where you can ask any questions you may have.

 

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