The following article provides an overview of how to configure DHCP for an example environment. It provides steps and example settings to configure a DHCP service for an environment that contains two networks with three different IP pools.
For the example environment that is displayed in the following figure, a DHCP service must configured for two networks with three different IP pools:
- Network 1 (10.0.8.0/24) – Contains two address pools: one pool for unknown clients and one pool for known clients (identified via their MAC addresses).
- Network 2 (10.0.4.0/24) – Contains one address pool for unknown clients and two known clients.
Example Environment Configuration
The DHCP service for the example environment can be configured with the following steps and settings:
|Step||Settings for Example Environment|
|Step 1: Create a virtual server.||The virtual server is created with the following settings:
|Step 2: Create the DHCP service.||By default, Service Availability for the DHCP service is set to All-IPs.|
|Step 3: Enable advanced DHCP settings.||To enable the advanced DHCP settings, you must be in the Advanced Configuration Mode. On the DHCP Enterprise Configuration - Operational Setup page, click Switch to Advanced View from the Configuration Mode menu in the left navigation pane. Make sure that you select yes from the Use Advanced Pool Configuration list.|
|Step 4: Configure DHCP classes.||
A DHCP class named testclass is created with the following settings:
|Step 5: Configure subnets and address pools.||
Two separate subnets are created for Network 1 (10.0.8.0/24) and Network 2 (10.0.4.0/24).
|Step 6: Configure known clients.||
Two client groups are created:
|Step 7: View real-time information for the DHCP service.||To view and modify lease and IP range information for the DHCP service, click the DHCP tab.|