DHCP Raw Options - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.2

Address Manager API Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.3.2

The DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 Raw options allow you to add DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 deployment options that are not directly supported by Address Manager.

A raw option is passed to the DHCP services on the managed server exactly as you type it in the rawData parameter. Therefore, it is essential that you enter the data with the correct syntax. There is no error checking or data checking on the raw option. In the event of a syntax error in a DHCP Raw option, DHCP service will stop then rollback to the previous DHCP configuration, resulting in a service outage.

Raw options are not inherited between levels. They cannot be set at the configuration level or the IP block level because options set at these levels would not be inherited below. They can be set at the following levels:
  • For DHCPv4 raw options:
    • Server
    • Server group
    • IPv4 network
    • IPv4 network template
    • IPv4 DHCP range
    • DHCP match class
    • DHCP match class value
    • MacAddress
    • MacPool
    • IPv4 DHCP reserved address
  • For DHCPv6 raw options:
    • Server
    • Server group
    • IPv6 network
    • IPv6 DHCP reserved address

To add or update DHCP raw deployment options, refer to Add Raw Deployment Option and Update Raw Deployment Option.