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|
|On the Box > Network page, click IP Configuration from the Configuration Mode menu in the left navigation pane. In the Shared networks and IPs section, click + and add the following addresses: |
|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.|