Manage Microsoft DHCP with Mobile Admin

This section provides information about how to use the Mobile Admin Client to manage Microsoft Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers.

The procedures in this section assume that you are logged in to Mobile Admin and have selected a DHCP server to manage from your host list. If Mobile Admin is running on 64-bit hardware and you want to manage DHCP on the Mobile Admin server, you will need to enable the "Server has DHCP" setting in the Server Properties for the Mobile Admin server.

Detection

DHCP is detected on a server if a successful connection to the DHCP service can be made.

Authentication

The Mobile Admin login credentials are used when managing DHCP.

Manage scopes and superscopes

You can manage DHCP scopes and superscopes with Mobile Admin on the server you have selected.

View DHCP scopes and superscopes

  1. From the Mobile Admin Manage Services screen or from a view of a server reached from the Mobile Admin Manage Hosts screen, click the DHCP Manager icon.
  2. To view a scope or a list of scopes within a superscope, select the corresponding item from the page.

Create a superscope

  1. From a view of the DHCP Manager home screen, click New Superscope on the menu.
  2. In the Name field, type a name for the new superscope.
  3. Select the check box next to each scope that you want to include in the superscope.
  4. On the menu, click Save.

Delete a superscope

To delete a superscope, you must remove or delete all the scopes in the superscope. When you remove or delete the last scope in a superscope, the system deletes the superscope.

From a view of the superscope you wish to delete, remove each scope following the procedure to delete a scope.

Deactivate and activate a superscope

  1. From a view of the DHCP Manager home screen, select the superscope that you want to deactivate or activate.
  2. To deactivate the superscope, on the menu, click Deactivate.

    To activate a superscope, click Activate on the menu.

Create and delete a scope

  1. From a view of the DHCP Manager home screen, click New Scope on the menu.
  2. Complete the following fields as required:
    1. Name – type a name for the new scope.
    2. Description – type a description of the new scope.
    3. Start IP Address – type the IP address at the beginning of the range of addresses for the scope.
    4. End IP Address – type the IP address at the end of the range of addresses for the scope.
    5. Subnet Mask – type the IP address for the scope’s subnet mask.
  3. On the menu, click Save.

To delete a scope:

  1. From a view of the specific scope that you wish to delete, click Delete on the menu.

Add a scope to a superscope

  1. From a view of the scope that you want to add to a superscope, click Add to Superscope.
  2. In the Select Superscope field, specify the superscope to which you want to add the scope.
  3. On the menu, click Add.

Remove a scope from a superscope

From a view of the scope that you want to remove from a superscope, click Remove from Superscope on the menu.

Edit scope properties

Use this procedure to change the name, the IP address range, the lease duration for the scope, or the subnet mask for a scope.

  1. From a view of the scope that you want to edit properties for, type the desired changes.
  2. Click Save on the menu.

Deactivate and activate a scope

To deactivate an activated scope, click Deactivate on the menu.

To activate a deactivated scope, click Activate on the menu.

Create scope reservations

  1. From a view of the scope that you want to create reservations for, click Reservations on the menu.
  2. On the menu, click Add.
  3. Complete the information fields and click Save.

View or editing scope reservations

  1. From a view of the scope that you want to view reservations for, click Reservations on the menu.
  2. Select the reservation that you want to view.

To edit the reservation:

  1. Type new information in the Reservation Name, IP Address, MAC Address, and Description fields.
  2. Click Save.

Delete scope reservations

  1. From a view of the scope that has a reservation you want to delete, click Reservations on the menu.
  2. Select the reservation that you want to delete.
  3. On the menu, click Delete.

Create scope exclusions

  1. From a view of the scope that you want to create exclusions for, click Exclusions on the menu.
  2. On the menu, click Add.
  3. Complete the following fields:
    • Start IP Address – type the address for the start of the IP address range to be excluded from the scope
    • End IP Address – type the address for the end of the IP address range to be excluded from the scope
  4. On the menu, click Save.

View scope exclusions

From a view of the scope for which you wish to view exclusions, click Exclusions on the menu.

Delete scope exclusions

  1. From a view of the scope that you want to delete scope exclusions for, click Exclusions on the menu.
  2. Select the exclusion that you want to delete.
  3. On the menu, click Delete.