EdgeSwitch - How to Create a DHCP Server

 Overview


In most environments, a router or separate DHCP Server is in place to provide DHCP leases to devices. However, it is possible to enable an EdgeSwitch to be a DHCP Server. Follow these instructions on how to create a DHCP Server on EdgeSwitch for a network 192.168.2.0/24.

Notes & Requirements
- Firmware Version Applicable: all versions applicable, written using v1.7.0
- Device Models Applicable: all EdgeSwitch

Table of Contents


Step 1:Enable Admin Mode for DHCP Server

Step 2: Create DHCP Pool under Pool Summary

Step 3: (Optional) Exclude Range of IP Addresses

Step 4: View Binding and Statistics


Step 1:Enable Admin Mode for DHCP Server


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Enable the Admin Mode by going to System > Advanced Configuration > DHCP Server > Global

  


Step 2: Create DHCP Pool under Pool Summary


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Access Pool Summary by this path: System > Advanced Configuration > DHCP Server > Pool Summary

Then Click Add. The following screen will appear:


Step 3: (Optional) Exclude Range of IP Addresses


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When creating the DHCP Server on the Pool Summary as described in step 2, it will automatically exclude the IP Ranges outside of the range entered. If you would like to exclude more addresses from the pool you can use the Exclude Addresses tab to create more excluded range or ranges.


Step 4: View Binding and Statistics


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Now when any devices send a DHCP Request message, the DHCP Server just created will listen and offer an address from the pool. It is possible to view current bindings on the Bindings tab and view DHCP message statistics on the Statistics tab. 

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