Documentation forIP Address Manager

Create or edit a scope on a DHCP server

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A scope is a consecutive range of IP addresses that a DHCP server can draw on to fulfill an IP address request from a DHCP client. By defining one or more scopes on your DHCP server, the server can manage the distribution and assignment of IP addresses to DHCP clients.

Create a scope on a DHCP server

  1. Go to My Dashboards > IP Addresses > DHCP & DNS Management.
  2. Select the DHCP scope tab, and click Add.
  3. If you are using the legacy version of this page, select the DHCP Server tab, click Add New and select DHCP Scope.

    The Add DHCP Scope page is displayed.

  4. On the Defining Scope tab, enter the scope name, description, and other information, and click Next.
  5. On the IP Address Range tab, enter the start and end IP addresses for the scope.
  6. If you need to exclude any IP addresses from this range:
    1. Click Add Exclusion.
    2. Enter the start and end IP addresses for the exclusion range, and click Save.
  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Define Scope Properties tab, click Next unless you need to amend the default DHCP Offer Delay period.
  9. On the Scope Option, advanced users can add or edit DHCP Scope Options. Click Next.

    For more information, see Define scope options on a DHCP server.

  10. Review the settings you have entered and click Create Scope to continue.

Edit a scope on a DHCP server

  1. Go to My Dashboards > IP Addresses > DHCP & DNS Management.
  2. Select the DHCP Scopes tab.

    If you are using the legacy version, select DHCP Servers, and expand the Server containing the scope.

  3. Select the checkbox for the required scope and click Edit.
  4. Edit the contents of each tab of the Edit DHCP page as required.
  5. On the Review tab, click Update Scope.