When creating a MAC address or editing an existing MAC address, the MAC Pool Association section contains two fields that can be defined, Type of MAC Pool Action and Pool Name.
The Type of MAC Pool Action field is used to add, remove, or modify the association between a specific MAC address and a MAC pool. A MAC address can only be associated to a single MAC pool. The association or lack of association selected using this page governs whether or not the MAC address can obtain DHCP services.
- No Change—select to leave any associations (or lack of associations) that exist between the MAC address and a MAC pool unchanged.
- Remove Association—select to remove any MAC pool association for this address.
- Add/Update Association—select to add or update an association between the MAC address and the MAC pool selected in the Pool Name drop-down list. When this option is selected, the Pool Name field is enabled and you can associate any MAC pool with the MAC address. The DENY pool is a default pool provided by Address Manager. You can use this pool to deny specific MAC addresses from obtaining an IP address from a DHCP server. Pools that you define on the MAC tab also appear in this list.