Dynamic network configuration - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.1.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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9.1.0

This section provides information on using and configuring DHCP and TFTP services.

The topics covered in this section are:
  • DHCPv4
  • DHCPv6
  • MAC Pools
  • MAC Addresses
  • TFTP Service

Dynamic network configuration using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) and TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) is an essential part of IP address management. DHCP manages the dynamic allocation of IP addresses on an IP network using the concept of address leases. TFTP passes configuration files to clients to configure their network presence.

Deployment options govern the behavior of the DHCP service for an object and its children within the network. A deployment role can also be associated with a server that provides DHCP services for a subnet. Deployment roles associate a DHCP or DNS service to a server interface.

A TFTP service is usually assigned as a deployment role on a particular server. To centralize dynamic network configuration services, this is often a DHCP server.