Add DHCP Servers

DHCP servers require Server controllers and need to be added using their fully qualified names (such as dns1.europe.ad.mmdemo.local).

Note

Servers in Microsoft Active Directory environments can be added without installing a server controller. See Agent-free management of DNS/DHCP servers.

Note

ISC DHCP servers require a DHCP Server Controller to be installed on each DHCP server. Kea servers require only one DHCP Server Controller installed in the system, either on the machine running Kea, or a machine that can connect to the Kea Control Agent through the network.

The following table demonstrates the different options when adding a DHCP Server.

Server type

Description

Microsoft Agent-Free 1 (Use proxy not checked)

The DHCP Server Controller has been installed on the machine running the Men&Mice Central Component, and that machine will be used as a proxy. Micetro is not able to track lease history data.

Microsoft Agent-Free 1 (Use proxy checked)

The DHCP Server Controller has been installed on the machine identified in the Use proxy server field, and that machine will be used as a proxy. Micetro is not able to track lease history data.

Microsoft with Agent Installed

The DHCP Server Controller has been installed on the remote DHCP server. Micetro is able to track lease history data.

ISC DHCP

Either a Unix server running the ISC DHCPD or a Men&Mice Appliance with the mm-dhcpd package installed

ISC Kea (Agent-free) 1

A server running ISC Kea with the Kea Control Agent installed and accessible for the DHCP Server Controller.

ISC Kea

A server running ISC Kea with a DHCP Server Controller and Control Agent installed. 2

Cisco (Use proxy not checked)

The DHCP Server Controller has been installed on the machine running the Men&Mice Central Component, and that machine will be used as a proxy.

Cisco (Use proxy checked)

The DHCP Server Controller has been installed on the machine identified in the Use proxy server field, and that machine will be used as a proxy.

1(1,2,3)

See Agent-free management of DNS/DHCP servers.

2

Alternatively, you can configure a socket for communication in kea-dhcp4.conf.

Important

To add Kea servers to Micetro, they need to be configured with the libdhcp_lease_cmds.so library. See Adding Kea to Micetro for details.

  1. Log in to the Web Application

  2. Navigate to Admin ‣ Server Management.

  3. Click Add DHCP server in the interface

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  1. The Add DHCP server modal will display.

  2. Fill in the server’s FQDN. Optionally, you can specify its IP address (IPv4 or IPv6).

  3. Select the server type from the dropdown.

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  1. Click Confirm.

If the entered details are correct and the server is accessible, it will show up in the server management list and the Networks context.

For further details, refer to DHCP in the User Guide.

Note

To add a new DHCP server in the Management Console, the administrator will select File ‣ New ‣ DHCP Server.