Adding DHCP custom options - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

prodname
BlueCat Address Manager
version_custom
9.0.0

Use DHCP custom options to create DHCP options that are not directly supported in Address Manager.

To add a DHCP custom option, you must first define the DHCP custom option. After you have defined a DHCP custom option, you can select that option when adding a DHCP client deployment option.

To add a DHCP custom option:

The following steps are to define DHCP custom options:

  1. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the IP Space tab. Tabs remember the page on which you last worked, so select the tab again to ensure you're working on the Configuration Information page.
  3. Click the DHCP Settings tab.
  4. Under DHCP Custom Option Definition, click New.
  5. Under General, define the custom option:
    • Option Code—select the DHCP option code number.
    • Name—type a descriptive name for the custom option.
    • Type—select a option type from the drop-down menu.
    • Allow Multiple—this check box is available for all option types except String, Binary, and Encapsulated. This check box is available for the Text option type but is only deployable for Windows servers.
  6. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  7. Click Add or Add Next to add another option.

The following steps are to add defined DHCP custom options:
  1. Click the Deployment Options tab.
  2. Under Deployment Options, click New, then select DHCP Client Option.
  3. Under General, select the option and set its parameters:
    • Option—select a DHCP deployment option. When you select an option, parameter fields for the option appear.
  4. Under Servers, select the servers or Server Group to which the option will apply:
    • All Servers—applies the deployment option to all servers in the configuration.
    • Server Group—applies the deployment option to a specific server group in the configuration. Select a server group from the drop-down menu.
    • Specific Server—applies the deployment option to a specific server in the configuration. Select a server from the drop-down list.
  5. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  6. Click Add or Add Next to add another option.