DHCP Class Policy Configuration

A controller, service platform or Access Point's local DHCP server assigns IP addresses to requesting DHCP clients based on user class option names. The DHCP server can assign IP addresses from as many IP address ranges as defined by an administrator. The DHCP user class associates a particular range of IP addresses to a device in such a way that all devices of that type are assigned IP addresses from the defined range.

Refer to the DHCP Class Policy screen to review existing DHCP class names and their current multiple user class designations. Multiple user class options enable a user class to transmit option values to DHCP servers supporting multiple user class options. Either add a new class policy, edit the configuration of an existing policy or permanently delete a policy as required.

To review DHCP class policies:

  1. Select the Class Policy tab and ensure that the Activate DHCP Server Policy button remains selected.
    This option must remain selected to implement the configuration as part of the access point profile.
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    DHCP Server Policy - Class Policy Tab
  2. Click Add to create a new DHCP class policy, Edit to update an existing policy or Delete to remove an existing policy.
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    DHCP Class Name Add Screen
  3. If you are adding a new DHCP Class Name, assign a name representative of the device class supported.
    The DHCP user class name should not exceed 32 characters.
  4. Select a row within the Value column to enter a 32-character maximum value string.
  5. Select Multiple User Class to enable multiple option values for the user class.
    This allows the user class to transmit multiple option values to DHCP servers supporting multiple user class options.
  6. Click OK to save the updates to this DHCP class policy.
    Click Reset to revert the screen to its last saved configuration.