Cisco Unified CallManager Administration Guide, Release 5.0(2)
DHCP Server Configuration
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DHCP Server Configuration

Table Of Contents

DHCP Server Configuration

Activating DHCP Monitor Service

Starting DHCP Monitor Service

Finding a DHCP Server

Configuring a DHCP Server

DHCP Server Configuration Settings

Deleting a DHCP Server

Related Topics


DHCP Server Configuration


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server enables Cisco Unified IP Phones, connected to either the customer's data or voice Ethernet network, to dynamically obtain their IP addresses and configuration information. DHCP uses Domain Name System (DNS) to resolve host names both within and outside the cluster.

This chapter contains the following topics:

Activating DHCP Monitor Service

Starting DHCP Monitor Service

Finding a DHCP Server

Configuring a DHCP Server

DHCP Server Configuration Settings

Deleting a DHCP Server

Activating DHCP Monitor Service

You can activate and deactivate DHCP monitor process by using the Serviceability window of Cisco Unified CallManager. Use the following procedure to activate the service.

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified CallManager Serviceability, choose Tools > Service Activation.

The Service Activation window displays.

Step 2 Select Cisco DHCP Monitor Service from the CM Services list and click Save.


Note If the service is already activated, the Activation Status will display as Activated.


Step 3 The service gets activated, and the Activation Status column displays the status as Activated.



Note The DHCP monitor service starts automatically after it is activated. See the "Starting DHCP Monitor Service" section to stop, start, or restart the service.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Starting DHCP Monitor Service

The DHCP Monitor Service starts automatically after it is activated by using Cisco Unified CallManager Serviceability. This section describes the procedures to stop or restart the DHCP service.

Procedure


Step 1 In Cisco Unified CallManager Serviceability, choose Tools > Control Center - Feature Services.

The Control Center-Feature Services window displays.

Step 2 Choose the Cisco Unified CallManager server from the Servers drop-down list box.

Cisco DHCP Monitor Service displays in the list under Service Name column, in CM Services.


Note If the Cisco DHCP Monitor Service was activated by using "Activating DHCP Monitor Service" section, the Status displays as Activated.


Step 3 Check the check box corresponding to Cisco DHCP Monitor Service.

Step 4 If you want to restart the Cisco DHCP Monitor Service, click Restart.

The service restarts, and the message, Service Successfully Restarted, displays.

Step 5 If you want to stop the Cisco DHCP Monitor Service, click Stop.

The service stops, and the message, Service Successfully Stopped, displays.

Step 6 If you want to start a stopped Cisco DHCP Monitor Service, click Start.

The service starts, and the message, Service Successfully Started, displays.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Finding a DHCP Server

Because you might have several servers in your network, Cisco Unified CallManager lets you locate specific DHCP servers on the basis of specific criteria. Use the following procedure to locate servers.


Note During your work in a browser session, the cookies on the client machine store your find/list search preferences. If you navigate to other menu items and return to this menu item, or if you close the browser and then reopen a new browser window, the system retains your Cisco Unified CallManager search preferences until you modify your search.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > DHCP > DHCP Server.

The Find and List DHCP Servers window displays. Use the two drop-down list boxes to search for a server.

Step 2 From the first Find DHCP Servers where window drop-down list box, choose one of the following criteria:

Host Server

Primary DNS

Secondary DNS

Domain Name

From the second Find Servers where drop-down list box, choose one of the following criteria:

begins with

contains

is exactly

ends with

is empty

is not empty

Step 3 Specify the appropriate search text, if applicable, and click Find.


Tip To find all DHCP servers that are registered in the database, click Find without entering any search text.


A list of discovered servers displays by

Host Server

Primary DNS

Secondary DNS

Domain Name

Step 4 From the list of records, click the DHCP Server name that matches your search criteria.

The window displays the server that you choose.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Configuring a DHCP Server

This section describes how to add, copy, and update a DHCP server address to the Cisco Unified CallManager database.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > DHCP > DHCP Server

Step 2 Perform one of the following tasks:

To add a DHCP server, click Add New.

To update a server, find the server by using the procedure in the "Finding a DHCP Server" section.

To copy a server, find the server by using the procedure in the "Finding a DHCP Server" section, select the DHCP server that you want by checking the check box next to the server name, and click the Copy icon.

The DHCP Server Configuration window displays.

Step 3 Enter the appropriate settings as described in Table 10-1.

Step 4 Click the Save icon that displays in the tool bar in the upper, left corner of the window (or click the Save button that displays at the bottom of the window) to save the data and to add the server to the database.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

DHCP Server Configuration Settings

Table 10-1 describes the server configuration settings. For related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 10-1 DHCP Server Configuration Settings 

Server Information Field
Description

Host Name

Choose the host name of the Cisco Unified CallManager server that uses DNS services.

Note You must update the DNS server with the appropriate Cisco Unified CallManager name and address information before using that information here.

Primary DNS IP Address

This field specifies primary DNS IP address.

Secondary DNS IP Server

This field specifies secondary DNS IP address name.

Primary TFTP Server IP Address (Option 150)

You can enable the IP phones to access the TFTP server using DHCP custom option 150. This is the method that Cisco recommends.

This field specifies the IP address for primary Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server.

Secondary TFTP Server IP Address (Option 150)

This field specifies the IP address for secondary TFTP server.

Bootstrap Server IP Address

This field specifies the address of the server that is used in the next step of the bootstrap process. You can use as the IP address of the TFTP server or as the default value to DHCP server address if the server supplies the next bootstrap service.

Domain Name

The Domain Name specifies the domain name that you should use when resolving hostname via the Domain Name System.

TFTP Server Name (Option 66)

You can enable the IP phones to access the TFTP server using DHCP option 66.

Use this field to identify a TFTP server. You can configure only one DNS name or a dotted decimal IP address in this parameter.

ARP Cache Timeout

This field specifies the timeout in seconds for ARP cache entries. Specify the time as a 32-bit unsigned integer.

IP Address Lease Time

The DHCP server uses the information in this field to specify the lease time that it is willing to offer. Specify the time in units of seconds and as a 32-bit unsigned integer.

Renewal Time

This field specifies the time interval from address assignment until the client transitions to the RENEWING state.

Rebinding Time (T1)

This field specifies the time interval from address assignment until the client transitions to the REBINDING state. Specify the value in units of seconds and as a 32-bit unsigned integer.


Deleting a DHCP Server

This section describes how to delete a DHCP server from the Cisco Unified CallManager database.

Procedure


Step 1 Find the DHCP server by using the procedure in the "Finding a DHCP Server" section.

Step 2 From list of matching records, choose the DHCP server that you want to delete.

Step 3 Click the Delete Selected Item icon that displays in the tool bar in the upper, left corner of the window (or click the Delete Selected button that displays at the bottom of the window) to delete the server.

If the server is not in use, Cisco Unified CallManager deletes it. If it is in use, an error message displays.


Note You can delete multiple host servers from the Find and List Servers window by checking the check boxes next to the appropriate servers and clicking Delete Selected. You can delete all servers in the window by clicking Select All and then clicking Delete Selected.



Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

Activating DHCP Monitor Service

Starting DHCP Monitor Service

Finding a DHCP Server

Configuring a DHCP Server

Deleting a DHCP Server

DHCP Server Configuration Settings

DHCP Subnet Configuration

Additional Information

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Cisco Unified CallManager System Guide