BlueCat Review
January 25, 2019

BlueCat Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BlueCat Address Manager

It's used as the DHCP and DNS server in a HIGH availability model.
  • IP management
  • DNS server
  • TFTP
  • GUI interface could use some touch-ups. For example, saving a configuration is not the easiest thing to do.
  • Hypervisor compatibility (currently doesn't support Nutanix AHV).
  • Not too many KBs publicly available.
  • CONS: Not up to speed with market-leading virtualization technologies such as Nutanix.
  • PROS: Reliable solution.
  • PROS: The design can be confusing for the folks used to Infoblox as it utilized 1 controller called Bluecat Address Manager and the actual DNS/DHCP servers named BDDS.
For all it's worth, it's a Linux based appliance and does offer a high availability design. It does offer IP address management and can scan your network through ICMP and SNMP. It does support role-based access controls for admins.
It can act as a reasonable DNS and DHCP solution if money allows you chose to have a dedicated (virtual) appliance.