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Barracuda Phone System

How do I configure the BOOTP service on Windows Server 2003 to direct provisioning devices to the proper configuration file on my Barracuda Phone System?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 2 years ago

Solution #00005937

All Barracuda Phone Systems, all firmware versions.


Some devices, such as FXO/FXS gateways, will require BOOTP in order to provision through the Barracuda Phone System. The devices Configuration documentation will specify this if it is needed.

Important note - Most devices use DHCP options and not BOOTP. Please reference Solution #00005362 for steps to configure DHCP Options.

These instructions assume that you have already installed and configured basic DHCP services on your Windows 2003 server. If you have not yet done so, you can follow these instructions in order to set up a DHCP server on your network:

How To Install and Configure a DHCP Server on Windows Server 2003

Configuring the BOOTP Service.

  1. Open the DHCP console by clicking Start > Run, enter dhcpmgmt.msc in the command window and click OK.

  2. In the DHCP console window, right-click on the scope which should provide BOOTP Sevices.

  3. Click on the Advanced tab, and select Both under the section Assign IP Address to Client of:

  4. Click OK to save.

Adding BOOTP Device Settings.

Each device in a BOOTP setting will need to have an IP address reservation and a boot image. Please
follow the directions below to configure these settings:

  1. Right-click the BOOTP table folder and select New Boot Image.

  2. Enter the name for the boot image.

  3. Enter the full path to the boot file for the device (Please refer to the solution referencing you device for the proper file path).

  4. Enter the IP address of the BPS in the TFTP Server field.
  5. Click ADD to save.
  6. Right-click the Reservations folder and select New Reservation.
  7. Enter a recognizable name for the device's reservation.
  8. Select a unique IP Address from the DHCP pool to be reserved for the device
  9. Enter the device's MAC address
  10. Enter a description for the item for reference (optional, but recommended).
  11. Click Add to save the Reservation.
  12. Right-click the new reservation and select configure options.
  13. Select the tab labeled Advanced, and in the drop-down labeled User Class, select Default BOOTP Class.
  14. Enter the IP address for the BPS for Option 66 and select the Check-box.
  15. Enter the string provided in the device's documentation for Option 67 and select the Check-box
  16. Click OK to save.

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