Nibbles & Bits

ProVision 6.0 Has Landed!

by | August 28, 2017

From new DNS Connectors and Importers to Zone editing and management – 6.0 has it all.

DNSv3 is here

DNSv3 Groups List

DNS management has been reimagined in ProVision 6.0 to be more efficient, keeping related tasks together.

DNSv3 restructures ProVision’s DNS tab to organize DNS zones into “DNS Groups”. Zones are gathered under Groups, default parameters and servers are set per Group, and pushes may be done on a per Group level. A “Default Group” is automatically provided in ProVision, but other Groups may be desired to organize zones and default values.

DNSv3 changes ProVision’s approach to Admin-level DNS tasks, integrating them under the DNS tab rather than a separate “Admin” tab. Server management has been integrated into the DNS Tab, under “DNS Servers” (accessible only to admin-level users), default parameters, SOA, ACLs, and exports are incorporated into each DNS Group.

Permissions for interacting with DNS elements in DNSv3 have been adjusted, incorporating DNS items under the “Resource” system when setting User Group Permissions. This allows for fine-tuned settings on individual DNS Groups, servers, and zones within the Permissions Group.

For an overview flowchart of working in DNSv3, see the updated workflow for DNSv3 at DNSv3 Workflow Concepts.

View by Peer or View by Exchange

View by Peer

In addition to the standard peer view, which displays sessions organized according to their exchange, a new view is available which allows you to select a peer, and view Peering DB information and all ProVision sessions for that Peer.

DNS Autogenerator Gadget

DNS Autogenerator

The new DNS Autogenerator Gadget uses the Hostname field of the Resource to generate a list of DNS forward and reverse zone entries based on the blocks assigned to the Resource in the IPAM Gadget It will generate a list of potential zone records – just select the ones you want to create, save the changes and you are ready to push the zones. See Gadgets – DNS Autogenerator for more details.

DHCP Customer Configuration Gadget

DHCP Customer Configuration

The new DHCP Customer Configuration Gadget allows users to assign IP aggregates to the DHCP server pools and generate DHCP Server Configuration changes.

These configurations are then sent to the associated DHCP server Management Gadget as “Unpushed Configurations”, where they may be held until a manual or schedule push occurs.

New DNS Import Options

DNS Import Options

Provision DNSv3 supports the addition of four new DNS Zone Import options to the Admin Data Import Tab. These include the following:

  • InfoBlox DNS Zone Import
  • NS One DNS Zone Import
  • DynDNS Zone Import
  • DNSMadeEasy Zone Import

Configure Multiple Sessions Simultaneously for Existing / Approved Peers

Configure sessions for peer

An option has been added to the Peering Communications action menu to “Configure Sessions” for that Peer. With this option, you can view and configure all sessions, from any or all exchanges, for that Peer from one menu. “Configure Sessions” becomes available once a peer has been marked “Existing” or “Approved” in the Communications Action Menu.

In addition to these features, there have been numerous bug fixes and tweaks to make ProVision that much more robust. To get a walkthrough of the new Features or Demo ProVision – Contact Us.

For more details see the complete release notes here:


“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

“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

“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,

“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

“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

“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

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