Chapter 10


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol used for dynamic assignment of IP addresses and other configuration parameters that may be needed for a host or network device to function within a network infrastructure. DHCP is a client/server protocol, wherein a client (a host or a network device, for example) communicates with a DHCP server. The communication itself is connectionless, leveraging UDP as the Layer 4 protocol, with reliability built into the protocol itself.

This chapter explores how DHCP functions in an EVPN VXLAN fabric considering different overlay designs such as bridged overlay and edge-routed bridging.

A DHCP Refresher

IP address and other parameters are allocated ...

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