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Delete a host record in Infoblox

Delete a host record in Infoblox

When a virtual machine is de-provisioned, delete the host record from Infoblox. Deleting the host record enables that IP address to be available and be reused for other virtual machines.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_cmp.cloud_admin.


  1. Navigate to Cloud Admin Portal > Govern > Policies.
  2. Click New.
  3. Fill out the fields on the Policy form (see table).
    Policy Name Enter a descriptive name.
    Policy Trigger Select on Resource operation.
    Resource Block Select ResourceBlock Virtual Server.
    Operation Select Virtual Server interface Deprovision.
    Moment Select Post Operation.
  4. Click Submit to publish the policy.
  5. Create a policy rule for the policy and click Update.
  6. In the Policy Rules Action related list, click New to create a policy action.
  7. Select IP Address Management in the Create Policy Rule Action dialog box. Enter a name in the Action Name field, select Infoblox in the Provider Type list, and select Release IP address in the IPAM Method Name list.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. In the Policy Rule Action Attributes section, enter the domain name of your company's network in the DNSSuffix field. As an example, Values for all the other properties are already populated.
  10. Click Update and republish the policy.