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Configure the virtual DHCP server

To configure the virtual DHCP server

  1. Open the Administration Website.
  2. In the navigation pane, under Virtual Networks, point to Configure and then click the appropriate virtual network.
  3. In Virtual Network Properties, click DHCP server.
  4. Select Enabled, configure the necessary DHCP server options listed in the following table, and then click OK.

 

Item Description

Network address

IP address of this virtual network.

Network mask

Subnet mask for this virtual network.

Starting IP address

First IP address in the range maintained for assignment to clients.

Ending IP address

Last IP address in the range maintained for assignment to clients.

Virtual DHCP server address

IP address of this virtual DHCP server.

Default gateway address

IP address of a local IP router (gateway) that forwards traffic beyond this virtual network.

DNS servers

IP addresses for DNS servers that DHCP clients can contact and use to resolve a domain host name query.

WINS servers

IP addresses of primary and secondary WINS servers for the DHCP client to use.

IP address lease time

Duration of the IP address lease offered by the server. This defines the length of time during which the client can use the assigned IP address. The minimum value allowed is 60 seconds.

Lease renewal time

Time interval from IP address assignment until the client transitions to the renewing state. The minimum value allowed is 30 seconds.

Lease rebinding time

Time interval from IP address assignment until the client transitions to the rebinding state. The minimum value allowed is 45 seconds.

noteNote
To perform this procedure, you must have the appropriate permissions. If you do not have the appropriate permissions, you will either receive an error message or you will not be able to view certain menu items and options described in this procedure. To change your permissions, contact your Virtual Server administrator. For more information, see Securing Virtual Server. The virtual DHCP server reserves the first 16 IP addresses from the start of the specified IP address range; these addresses are never assigned. For instructions on opening the Administration Website, see "Open the Administration Website" in Related Topics.

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