There are many different components that need to come together to create a sound DHCP design. DHCP can be designed cafeteria-style, implementing certain components while disregarding others. Designing DHCP in this way assures that the needs of the organization are met.
This chapter discussed what types of organizations benefit from DHCP and some of the alternative methods that can be utilized. It also described the different components that are part of a DHCP solution, including IP addressing strategies, network topology, and client needs. Finally, the chapter concluded with two different scenarios and how DHCP could be implemented in each.