DHCP server details on Cisco switch

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Michael T. Davis, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. I have a Cisco Catalyst 2960G-24TC-L here. I see that it supports
    DHCP server functionality. Can this be configured to serve DHCP clients that
    are not in the same subnet/VLAN in which the switch's management interface
    resides? In this scenario, the DHCP clients are configured to attach to
    access ports on the switch which are in a VLAN which is private to the switch.
    If this is possible, I assume I'll need to designate an IP address for the
    switch to associate with the DHCP service that's in the same subnet/VLAN as
    the DHCP clients; I'm wondering how to accomplish this.

    Michael T. Davis, Dec 9, 2011
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  2. Michael T. Davis

    grinch Guest

    Try www.google.com "cisco 2960 switch dhcp server configuration "
    worked for me.
    grinch, Dec 9, 2011
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  3. I've been browsing through hits on this and similar searches, and
    trying to navigate Cisco's documentation maze. I could really use a more
    specific pointer (or outright instructions).

    According to Cisco documentation, I may be limited to only setting
    an IP address for a single VLAN, which defines this as the management VLAN.
    Other examples I've found seem to indicate each VLAN can have its own IP
    address; if this is the case, which one is the management VLAN? (Presumably,
    the VLAN interface has to have an IP address in the same subnet as the clients
    to be served via DHCP.) There's a seemingly functional "ip helper-address"
    command available on the VLAN interfaces, but none of the device-specific
    manuals I've found document this. I would also be interested in limiting
    things via the "ip forward-protocol" global command, but this isn't recognized
    by the current IOS version on the switch, 12.2(25)SEE2. I know this is old,
    but since I can't find information for the referenced commands in
    documentation for any versions of IOS _for_this_model_, I don't know if
    upgrading would help any.

    Michael T. Davis, Dec 9, 2011
  4. Michael T. Davis

    Grinch Guest

    Why not try it cant do any harm ,not.

    Don’t do what I did put an IOS on a 2610 router in my Cisco lab without
    reading the requirements properly .

    The IOS fitted on the flash but there was insufficient memory and the router
    fell over mid boot every time ,reloading the old IOS via romon is a p.i.t.a

    Output certified microsoft free
    Checked with OpenSUSE 12.1
    Grinch, Dec 11, 2011
  5. Michael T. Davis


    Dec 13, 2011
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    at global config mode :

    service dhcp

    at interface vlan

    ip helper-address <<dhcp server ip>>
    guptasan26, Dec 13, 2011
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