Set up and configuration

Before adding a cloud service instance

The Men & Mice Suite communicates with the cloud services through Men & Mice Central (IPAM) and the Men & Mice DNS controller (DNS).

Before continuing, make sure: 

  1. The DNS controller is installed and set up on the machine running Men & Mice Central. 
  2. The machine running central can connect to the specific cloud instance on port  443/TCP.

Overview

The following are the steps that are needed to start using a cloud service in Men & Mice.

Step 1. Add a new cloud service

Add a new cloud service (in the Men & Mice Management Console) by using one of the methods below

 

The following dialog is shown

Step 2. Select one of the Cloud providers shown below and click "Next"

  1. Akamai
  2. Azure
  3. Amazon Web Services
  4. OpenStack
  5. NS1
  6. Dyn

Step 3. Configuring the selected cloud service account

Step 3.a. Configure Akamai

Fill in the following fields required to connect to Akamai Fast DNS

NameThe name of the cloud service in Men & Mice
Client Secret

The credentials needed for Men & Mice

to connect to the cloud instance


Obtaining Access Credenitals
Please refer to the following on how to create API Access Credentials for use by the suite:
https://developer.akamai.com/introduction/Prov_Creds.html

Host
Access Token
Client Token
ZonesA list of zones residing on the Akamai Fast DNS that will be synced to Men & Mice.

Due to limitiations in the current Akamai API, DNS zones need to be created and deleted
with Akamai's Luna Control Center. This will be fixed when a new API will be released by Akamai

Server time setting constrictions

"Akamai OPEN APIs are time sensitive! Ensure that the system your client runs on is synchronized with a Stratum 2 or better time source." (source: https://developer.akamai.com/introduction/Client_Auth.html)

If the time on the server that the DNS Remote is running on deviates enough from Coordinated Universal Time the authentication will fail and it will not be possible to access/update zone through the suite.

 

 

Step 3.b. Configure Azure



Fill in the following fields required to connect to Azure

NameThe name of the cloud service in Men & Mice

Subscription ID

 

The credentials needed for Men & Mice

to connect to the cloud instance

Tenant ID

Client ID

Client Secret

 

See Configure Azure DNS

Step 3.c. Configure Amazon Web Services

Fill in the following fields required to connect to AWS

NameThe name of the cloud service in Men & Mice

Access Key ID

The credentials needed for Men & Mice

to connect to the cloud instance

Secret Access Key

Step 3.d. Configure OpenStack

Fill in the following fields required to connect to OpenStack

NameThe name of the cloud service in Men & Mice

Server node

The credentials needed for Men & Mice

to connect to the cloud instance

User name

Password
Require HTTPS

Step 3.e. Configure NS1

Fill in the following fields required to connect to NS1

NameThe name of the cloud service in Men & Mice

API Key

The credentials needed for Men & Mice

to connect to the cloud instance

Step 3.f. Configure Dyn

Fill in the following fields required to connect to Dyn

NameThe name of the cloud service in Men & Mice

Customer name

The credentials needed for Men & Mice

to connect to the cloud instance

  
 User name
 Password

 

Step 4. Finishing the configuration

After finishing going through the wizard, the DNS service (if applicable) and any subnets defined (if applicable) will be shown in the DNS servers and IP Address Ranges, respectively. 

Editing a cloud service instance

To edit the properties for a cloud instance, right click on a cloud instance in the Object Browser and select "Properties". The following dialog is shown. 

The values for the subscription ID, Tenant ID and Client ID were removed. This dialog will show the fields that are specific for the respective cloud service.

 

Removing a cloud service

To remove a cloud service, right click on the specific cloud service in the Object Browser and select "Delete ...". 

The following dialog is shown. As the text indicates, by removing the cloud service, the associated DNS service and the corresponding zones will be removed. Additionally, any subnets and cloud networks will also be removed. 

Click "Yes" to remove the cloud service. 

Removing a cloud network

To remove a cloud network, right click on the specific cloud network in the object browser or in the manager window and select "Delete ..."

Specifying access for a cloud service

To specify access for a cloud service, right click on the specific cloud service and select "Access ..."