How can the device function as a DHCP server to dynamically allocate IP addresses to multiple DHCP clients

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When the device functions as a DHCP server, you can enlarge the address pool range and shorten the lease of IP addresses to allow DHCP clients to quickly connect to and disconnect from the network.

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Method used to configure DHCP relay on the AR
When the DHCP server and DHCP clients are on different network segments, the DHCP relay agent can be configured so that the DHCP server can assign IP addresses to the DHCP clients. Procedure: 1. Configure the router # sysname Router # dhcp enable //Enable the DHCP function. # ip pool ip-pool1 gateway-list 10.10.1.1 //Set the gateway IP address. network 10.10.1.0 mask 255.255.255.128 //Specify the range of IP addresses that can be dynamically allocated in the global address pool. excluded-ip-address 10.10.1.2 //Set the IP address 10.10.1.2 that is not assigned automatically in the address pool. excluded-ip-address 10.10.1.4 //Set the IP address 10.10.1.4 that is not assigned automatically in the address pool. dns-list 10.10.1.2 //Configure the IP address of the DNS server for the DHCP client. nbns-list 10.10.1.4 //Configure the IP address of the NetBIOS server for the DHCP client. lease day 10 hour 12 minute 0 //Set the IP address lease to 10 days and 12 hours. domain-name huawei.com //Set the domain name to huawei.com. static-bind ip-address 10.10.1.5 mac-address fc12-2567-ce34 //Assign a fixed IP address to the PC_AD. # ip pool ip-pool2 gateway-list 10.10.1.129 //Set the gateway IP address. network 10.10.1.128 mask 255.255.255.128 //Specify the range of IP addresses that can be dynamically allocated in the global address pool. dns-list 10.10.1.2 //Configure the IP address of the DNS server for the DHCP client. lease day 5 hour 0 minute 0 //Set the IP address lease to 5 days. domain-name huawei.com //Set the domain name to huawei.com. # interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0 ip address 10.10.1.1 255.255.255.128 dhcp select global //Configure the global address pool mode. # interface GigabitEthernet0/0/1 ip address 10.10.1.129 255.255.255.128 dhcp select global //Configure the global address pool mode. 2. Verify the configuration. Run the display ip pool command on the router to check the IP address pool configuration.

How does an AR used as the DHCP server allocate IP addresses to many DHCP clients
When an AR functions as a DHCP server, you can enlarge the address pool range and shorten the lease of IP addresses to allow DHCP clients to quickly connect to and disconnect from the network.

Configure DHCP relay on S series switch
For S series switches (except S1700 switches), when the DHCP server and clients are on different network segments, you can configure a DHCP relay agent to help the DHCP server allocate network parameters to DHCP clients. For S series switches, the DHCP relay agent configuration is the same on all switch models in all versions. For details, see "Example for Configuring the Device as a DHCP Relay (on the Same Network)" and "Example for Configuring the Device as a DHCP Relay (Across a GRE Tunnel)" in Typical Configuration Examples.

Check IP addresses dynamically allocated to clients
On S series switches except S1700 switches, you can view IP addresses that have been dynamically assigned to users as follows: - If an interface address pool is used, run the display ip pool interface interface-pool-name used command. - If a global address pool is used, run the display ip pool name ip-pool-name used command. You can obtain the IP address used by each user according to the mapping between IP addresses and MAC addresses in the command output.

DHCP clients fail to obtain IP addresses from the DHCP server on the AR
The causes that DHCP clients fail to obtain IP addresses from the DHCP server are as follows: - The configuration is incorrect. - There is no allocable IP address in the DHCP address pool. - STP is enabled on upper-level access devices of some diskless workstations. For details on troubleshooting and solutions, see AR150&AR160&AR200&AR510&AR1200&AR2200&AR3200 FAQ.
About the AR ClientExceptions occurs when the IP address is obtained. For details, see the Revelations of Troublesolving on the right page.

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