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EdgeSwitch - DHCP Server


Readers will learn how to configure the EdgeSwitch as a DHCP server.

Applicable to the latest EdgeSwitch firmware on all EdgeSwitch models. Knowledge of the Command Line Interface (CLI) and basic networking knowledge is required. Please see the Related Articles below for more information.
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Adding the DHCP Service

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The EdgeSwitch will be configured to issue DHCP assigned IP addresses in the range.

CLI: Access the EdgeSwitch Command Line Interface.

1. Enter privileged mode.


2. Enter configuration mode.


3. Globally enable the DHCP service.

service dhcp

4.  Define the IP address range that should not be leased by the DHCP server.

ip dhcp excluded-address
ip dhcp excluded-address

5. Create the DHCP server pool and specify the additional scope options.

ip dhcp pool example
lease 0 12 0

6. Exit back to privileged mode.


7. Write the changes to the startup configuration.

write memory

Related Articles

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