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DNS Managed Servers

by | November 17, 2022

One of the headline improvements made to 6connect’s ProVision software with the release of Version 8.1.0 is the addition of DNS Managed Servers. This critical update allows users to stay within the ProVision environment while they are managing DNS servers and related lifecycle tasks that operators must deal with. That means common functions like creating new servers and installing them, managing existing ones, or simply monitoring their activity, can all be done within the unified ProVision interface.

Explore This New Tab

To find the new Managed Servers section, head to the “Servers” tab and then select “Managed Servers”. Once you land on that page, you will see a high-level view of everything you need to know. Here’s how it will look –

From this main screen, you can move in and out of the various servers, as needed, as well as monitoring the ongoing number of requests being directed at each.

For step by step detailed directions, please check out the documentation.

Many New Features

You’ll need to explore the Managed Servers area for yourself to see how it might improve your workflow. One of the reasons ProVision has become so popular with a range of clients is the flexibility that the platform delivers – you can easily adapt it to meet your own organizational demands. A few of the notable features that have come along with this new Managed Servers section include the following –

  • New API endpoints have been added for Managed Servers support
  • Use either the ProVision GUI or the command line to create and install DNS VMs
  • Monitor vital stats such as disk usage, virtual memory, and CPU load, either in the GUI or through an API

To check out all the numerous updates in this 8.1 release, please see the Release Notes here: https://docs.6connect.com/display/DOC/ProVision+8.1.0 (it has pictures too!)

Ongoing Improvements

6connect is committed to the ongoing improvement of the ProVision platform. As your IT demands continue to change and evolve, the capabilities of ProVision will keep growing as well, making it an important part of how you manage networks in your organization. If you would like to learn more about what ProVision has to offer, reach out today to get started.

“We decided to move our rather complex IP address and DHCP management process to ProVision and it has worked out great for us!! The team at 6connect were very flexible and went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements and helped to make the migration as smooth and hitch free as possible. Kudos to the team @ 6connect!”

Premkumar Subramaniam
Head of R&D
viewquest

“We are excited to be partnering with 6connect to leverage their technology and talent. We particularly admire their long-standing IPv6 contributions and their ability to service and support customers in this area, some who are the largest service provider in the world. The 6connect executive leadership team and technical team are great to work with and we look forward to many partnered projects to help customers address their Cloud, IoT and Security needs with IPv6. Automation, workflow and orchestration are critical to the success of most of these projects and 6connect is well positioned to help our mutual customers in those areas.”

Ed Horley
Co-Founder & CEO
HexaBulid

“Enterprises can struggle managing purposefully segmented DDI architectures with any agility. Our partnership with 6connect empowers customers with complex infrastructures to move faster to service the business while consolidating visibility and control over their estate.”

Andrew Wertkin
Chief Strategy Officer,
BlueCat

“6connect’s approach to automation addresses quite a few challenges with physical and virtual networks – how to improve the agility of your current network infrastructure without sacrificing reliability and adoption of future network technologies.”

Pär Lange
Investment Director
SwissCom

“A customer is looking for an integrated solution from a single vendor for both IPAM and DNS. Through the 6connect reseller program, Secure64 is able to offer the most secure DNS solutions married to a unique combination of IPAM and resource provisioning that customers want. It’s a marriage made in heaven.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

“A huge benefit of working with the 6connect team is that they devoted a lot of resources to get our products integrated so we had the turnkey solution that we could take to market. It was very easy to work with their team to get product integrated and successfully launched.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

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