Creating DHCP Custom Option Definitions - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

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You create DHCP custom option definitions in Address Manager from the DHCP Settings tab. After you create a custom option definition, you can assign it at the various levels within Address Manager as a DHCP client option.

To add a DHCP custom option definition:

  1. Select the My IPAM tab. From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
  2. Select the IP Space tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the IP Space tab again to ensure you are working with the Configuration information page.
  3. Click the DHCP Settings tab.
  4. Expand the DHCP Custom Option Definition section and click New. The Add DHCP Custom Option Definition page opens.
  5. Under General, define the custom option:
    • Option Code—select the DHCP option code number.
    • Name—type a descriptive name for the custom option. The name cannot begin with a number and cannot contain spaces.
    • Display Name—enter the name which will be displayed on....
    • Description—describe the purpose or reason for this custom option.
    • Type—select a type from the drop-down list:
      • IPv4 Address
      • Text
      • Unsigned Integer 8bit
      • Signed Integer 8bit
      • Unsigned Integer 16bit
      • Signed Integer 16bit
      • Unsigned Integer 32bit
      • Signed Integer 32bit
      • Unsigned Integer 64bit (Windows)
      • Boolean
      • IPv4 mask
      • String
      • Binary (Windows)
      • Encapsulated (Windows)
    • 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 to describe your changes. By default, this step is optional but might be set as a requirement.
  7. Click Add to add the custom option and return to the DHCP Settings tab, or click Add Next to add another custom option.