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The DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a network application protocol that automates the assignment of IP addresses and network parameters to network devices configured to work with DHCP: that is, DHCP clients. When a DHCP client connects to a network, it requests that the DHCP server assign it an IP address and provide the configuration information. 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 an IP address 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 acts as a relay agent and forwards the message to the DHCP server. The server determines the network segment to which the client belongs, assigns an IP address, and sends back (to the router) a DHCPOFFER message with the IP address and other information about network configuration. When the router receives the DHCPOFFER message, it sends the message back to the client.

You can perform the following major DHCP-configuration 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.

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