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Automatic data population saves network administrators time and cuts down on errors. For example, when we added a Web server by choosing "New Host" and filled in a name and IP address, the server was instantly listed in the architecture tree, complete with the extensions, reverse zones and reverse pointers. The Adonis 1000 has comprehensive data checkers that analyze the configuration for logical and syntax errors.
Recognizing that most network administrators have existing DNS/DHCP installations, Adonis offers the ability to import old BIND, DHCP configuration and Windows 2000 DHCP dump files.
A master/master configuration using a virtual IP address provides high availability--a real problem with distributed DHCP servers--mirroring configuration data from one appliance to another.
The Adonis 1000 makes good business sense, increasing security and reducing the management overhead of multiple DNS/DHCP servers in large, complex organizations.
This was first published in June 2006