Configuring a Windows-Based DHCP Server

Configuring a Microsoft Windows-based DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server to send Option 43 to the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  client on an Aruba AP consists of the following two tasks:

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When a factory-default AP boots up and requests an IP address, the AP includes a Vendor Class Identifier (VCI) string by default in its DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  request, also called Option 60. VCI is a text string that uniquely identifies a type of vendor device. Based on the VCI string, the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server responds with the correct VSI included in Option 43.

Configuring DHCP Response (Option 43)

Configuring DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  response Option 43 returns the IP address of the Aruba managed device to an Aruba DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  client. This information allows Aruba APs to auto-discover the Mobility Master and obtain their configuration.

Configuring Option 43 Using the Windows DHCP Server

The following procedure configures DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  response (Option 43) using the Windows DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server:

  1. On the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server, navigate to Start > Administration Tools > DHCP to open the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server administration tool.
  2. Find your server and right-click on the scope to be configured under the server name.
  3. Click on the Scope Options entry and select Configure Options.
  4. In the Scope Options window, scroll down and select 043 Vendor Specific Info.
  5. In the Data Entry field, click anywhere in the area under the ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. heading and enter ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. : Loopback address of the managed device.
  6. Click OK to save the configuration.
  7. Option 43 is configured for this DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  scope.

Though you entered the IP address of the managed device in ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. text, the IP address is displayed in binary form.

Configuring DHCP Vendor Class Request (Option 60)

When an AP sends a DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  request, the AP identifies itself to the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server by setting its VCI to ArubaAP in the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  request. Configuring DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  vendor class request (Option 60) consists of the following two tasks:

  1. Creating a new vendor class—Configure a Vendor Class Identifier (VCI) on the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server for each AP. This VCI must match the VCI (ArubaAP) defined in Option 60 on the AP.
  1. Creating a new policy—Create a new policy and assign server values in Option 43 for the newly-created vendor class.

Creating a New Vendor Class

The following procedure configures a new vendor class on the Windows-based DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server:

  1. On the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server, navigate to Start > Administration Tools > DHCP to open the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server administration tool.
  2. Find your server and right-click on IPv4.
  3. Click Define Vendor Classes.

    The New Class window is displayed.

  4. In the New Class window, enter the following information:
    • Display name—ArubaAP
    • Description—VCI: ArubaAP
  5. In the ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. column, enter ArubaAP as the VCI.
  6. Click OK.

    The new vendor class (ArubaAP) is displayed in the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  Vendor Classes window.

Creating a New Policy

The following procedure configures a new policy on the Windows-based DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server:

  1. On the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server, navigate to Start > Administration Tools > DHCP to open the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server administration tool.
  2. Find your server and right-click on Policies.
  3. Click New Policy.

    The DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  Policy Configuration Wizard window is displayed.

  4. Under General tab, enter the following information:
    • Policy Name—ArubaAP
    • DescriptionAruba Access Point to controller
  5. Under Conditions tab, perform the following steps:
    1. Select Vendor Class from the Criteria drop-down list.
    2. Select Equals from the Operator drop-down list.
    3. Select the newly-created vendor class (ArubaAP) from the Value drop-down list, and click Add.
  6. Under Options tab, perform the following steps:

    1. Select DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  Standard Options from the Vendor class drop-down list.
    2. Select 043 Vendor Specific Info check box from the Available Options column.
    3. In the Data Entry field, click anywhere in the area under the ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. column and enter the IP address of your managed device that the AP should connect to.
    4. Click Apply, and then click OK.

    The new policy is applied and the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server values are assigned in Option 43 for the newly-created vendor class (ArubaAP).

    Important Points to Note

Configuring Option 52 Using the Windows DHCP Server

Starting from ArubaOS 8.1.0.0, APs can discover a managed device in an IPv6 deployment using DHCPv6 Option 52. The AP as a DHCPv6 client requests for Option 52 in a parameter request list of Solicit and Request DHCPv6 packets. If the DHCPv6 server has configured this option, the DHCPv6 server will return this option to the AP in the Advertise and Reply packet, the AP will then parse managed device address from option 52 and try to connect to it.

The following procedure configures Option 52 using the Windows DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server:

  1. On the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server, navigate to Start > Administration Tools > DHCP to open the DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  server administration tool.
  2. Find your server and right-click on the scope to be configured under the server name. Click on the Scope Options entry and select Configure Options.
  3. In the Scope Options dialog box, scroll down and select 052 capwap-ac-v6.
  4. In the Data Entry field, click anywhere in the area under the ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. heading and enter ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. An ASCII code is a numerical representation of a character or an action. : Master Controller IP address of the master controller.
  5. Click OK to save the configuration.

Option 52 is configured for this DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to an IP-enabled device from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network.  scope.