Creating a match class - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.3.0
Note: DHCP Option 82 information for IPv4 addresses can be viewed on an IPv4 network’s Addresses tab. To add the Circuit ID and Remote ID columns to the addresses list table, click Settings and select Customize Table.

To create a match class:

  1. 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 tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
  3. Click the DHCP Settings tab.
  4. Under DHCP Match Classes, click New.
  5. Under Match Class Information, set the name and description:
    • Class Name—type a name for the match class. The name cannot contain spaces.
    • Description—type a description for the match class.
  6. Under Match Statement, define the match class parameters:
    • Match Hardware—matches either a portion of or the entire hardware address. In the Match Offset field, type a value from 1 to 6, where 1 represents the first eight bits of the hardware address and 6 represents the entire 48-bit address. In the Match Length field, type a value between 1 and 7 minus the value in the Match Offset field.
    • Match DHCP Client Identifier—matches an identifier specific to the device requesting an address. This value should be unique inside a network. In the Match Offset field, type a decimal value between 1 and 256. In the Match Length field, type a value between 1 and 257 minus the value in the Match Offset field.
    • Match DHCP Vendor Identifier—matches an identifier provided by the vendor of a specific device. In the Match Offset field, type a decimal value between 1 and 256. In the Match Length field, type a value between 1 and 257 minus the value in the Match Offset field.
    • Match Agent Circuit Identifier—matches the DHCP Option 82 identifier of the terminal DHCP relay agent that receives requests from a device on its network. In the Match Offset field, type a decimal value between 1 and 256. In the Match Length field, type a value between 1 and 257 minus the value in the Match Offset field.
    • Match Agent Remote Identifier—matches the DHCP Option 82 remote identifier used to encode data that is specific to the end point. This value should be globally unique. In the Match Offset field, type a decimal value between 1 and 256. In the Match Length field, type a value between 1 and 257 minus the value in the Match Offset field.
    • Custom Match—type a raw string that maps directly to a data expression, using the syntax and grammar supported by the ISC’s DHCP daemon. Do not end the string with a “;” semicolon, because one is automatically added when the condition is deployed.
    • Custom Match If—type a raw string that maps directly to a Boolean expression, using the syntax and grammar supported by the ISC’s DHCP daemon. Do not end the string with a “;” semicolon, because one is automatically added when the condition is deployed.
  7. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  8. Click Add.