Adding DHCPv4 client deployment options - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.1

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.3.1

DHCPv4 client deployment options are used to add information that clients require, such as the IPv4 addresses of routers, DNS servers, and domain names.

They can be added from these levels:
  • Configuration
  • Server Group
  • Server
  • IPv4 block
  • IPv4 network
  • DHCPv4 range

For more information on the options and their parameters, refer to Reference: DHCPv4 client options.

Attention: Deployment option inheritance
  • Options set at higher levels are inherited at child or lower levels, unless overwritten at the lower level.
  • When configuring deployment options, any options set at the Server Group level will override options set at the Configuration level. Any deployment options set at the Server level will override options set at the Server Group level as well as the Configuration level.
  • If you add options at the Server level that will override the options previously set at the Server Group or Configuration level, Address Manager displays options added at the Server level overriding options set at the higher object level.
  • To overwrite an inherited value at a lower level, you must create a new deployment option of the same type with the modified value. Editing an inherited deployment option at the child level actually edits the option at its original level. To override an inherited option, you must create a new instance of the option at the lower level.
  • DHCPv4 deployment options configured at the server level do not appear in the IP Space tab.

To add DHCPv4 client deployment options at the configuration level:

  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 Deployment Options tab.
  4. Under Deployment Options, click New, then select DHCP Client Option.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  8. Click Add or Add Next to add another option.