Configure DHCPv4 Class Policy

About this task

A controller or service platform'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.


  1. Select Policies > DHCPv4.
  2. Select a DHCPv4 policy from the list.
  3. Select Class Policy.
  4. Select to create a new class policy.
    The Class Policy basic dashboard opens.
  5. Configure the following basic class policy settings:
    Setting Description
    Name assign a name representative of the device class supported not exceeding 32 characters
    User Class Option Select a row within the Value column to type a 32-character maximum value string
    Multiple User Class Support Select Multiple User Class Support to activate 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. Select Add to create a new user class policy.