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 broadcasts the message to the client

The DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a network application protocol that automates the assignment of IP addresses and network parameters to DHCP-configured network devices (configured to work with DHCP: that is, DHCP clients). When a DHCP client connects to a network, it sends a request to obtain it requests that the DHCP server assign it an IP address and provide the configuration information from the DHCP server. The DHCP server manages a pool of IP addresses and configuration information, such as the default gateway, domain name, and DNS server. Depending on the configuration requested, the DHCP server either assigns or denies an IP address to a client or denies the request. It also sends network configuration parameters to the client.

You can configure BloxOne DDI to provide DHCP service for IPv4. When a DHCP client requests an IP address, it sends a DHCPDISCOVER message to the router, which can act acts as a relay agent . The router and forwards the message to the DHCP server. When the DHCP server receives the DHCPDISCOVER message, it The server determines the network segment to which the client belongs and , assigns an IP address. The DHCP server then sends a DHCPOFFER message that includes , and sends back (to the router) a DHCPOFFER message with the IP address and other information about network configuration information. When the router receives the DHCPOFFER message, it broadcasts sends the message back to the client that sent the DHCPDISCOVER message.

The following checklist includes the You can perform the following major DHCP-configuration steps you can accomplish through tasks through the Cloud Services Portal:


DHCP is not supported for on-prem hosts deployed in Microsoft Azure. For more information, see Microsoft Azure Deployment.