Creating a DHCP Server Policy

The DHCP server policy defines the parameters required to run a DHCP server on the wireless controller and assign IP addresses automatically to devices that associate. Configuring DHCP enables the reuse of a limited set of IP addresses.

To create a DHCP server policy, in the wireless controller‘s global configuration mode, execute the following command:

rfs4000-37FABE(config)#dhcp-server-policy <DHCP-SERVER-POLICY-NAME>
rfs4000(config)#dhcp-server-policy DHCP_POLICY_UseCase1

The following table displays how IP addresses are used.

Table: IP Address Usage

IP Range

Usage till

Reserved for devices that require a static IP address till

Range of IP addresses that can be assigned using the DHCP server. till

Reserved for devices that require a static IP address

In the table, the IP address range of to is available using the DHCP server. To configure the DHCP server:

rfs4000(config-dhcp-policy-DHCP_POLICY_UseCase1)#dhcp-pool DHCP_POOL_USECASE1_01
  1. Configure the address range as follows:
    rfs4000(config-dhcp-policy-DHCP_POLICY_UseCase1-pool-DHCP_POOL_USECASE1_01)#address range
  2. Configure the IP pool used with a network segment. This starts the DHCP server on the specified interface.
    rfs4000(config)#commit write
  3. Configure the RFS 4000 to use the DHCP Policy. For the DHCP to work, apply the policy to the wireless controller, as shown in the following example:
    rfs4000-37FABE(config-device-03-14-28-57-14-28)#use dhcp-server-policy DHCP_POLICY_UseCase1
    rfs4000-37FABE(config-device-03-14-28-57-14-28)#commit write