3.3. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router (including CLI/SDM)

Instead of using a server to provide IP addresses to clients, you can configure a router with a DHCP scope that will hand out IP addresses to hosts on a connected interface. Here is an example:

R2#config t
R2(config)#ip dhcp pool Admin
R2(dhcp-config)#network 10.1.8.0 255.255.255.0
R2(dhcp-config)#default-router 10.1.8.1
R2(dhcp-config)#exit
R2(config)#ip dhcp excluded-address 10.1.8.1
R2(config)#

Creating DHCP pools on a router is actually a pretty simple process. To do so, you just create the pool name, add the network/subnet and the default gateway, and exclude any addresses you don't want handed out (like the default gateway address). And you'd ...

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