I’m doing a little labwork and wanted to post this really for nothing other than to assist with my remembering it, and hey.. maybe you might find it helpful. Typically whenever I need DHCP I turn to an OS to do that for me, if AD is involved, I’m using Windows, if it’s not I’ll use Linux. But if you have neither, but do have a Cisco Router, never fear it can do that for you. Here is our lab, consisting of a single router, a switch, and 3 workstations:
Our IP address range for this lab is 192.168.1.0/24 and we want to reserve ip range 192.168.1.1 – 192.168.1.49 but allow the rest be available for our pool.
My fake PC clients are all set to DHCP.
Step one: Assign an interface on the router for the network.
dhcptest(config)#int fa 0/0
dhcptest(config-if)#ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0
Step two: Reserve your IP’s that you wish to exclude from your pool.
dhcptest(config)#ip dhcp excluded-address 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.49
Step three: Create your pool, in our test we are naming our pool “inside” but you may name yours whatever you want.
dhcptest(config)#ip dhcp pool inside
dhcptest(dhcp-config)# network 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0
dhcptest(dhcp-config)#dns-server 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52
Step four: check your dhcp binding
dhcptest#sho ip dhcp binding
IP address Client-ID/ Lease expiration Type
192.168.1.50 0060.7098.9145 -- Automatic
192.168.1.51 00D0.BCA1.3A33 -- Automatic
192.168.1.52 0060.2F5A.3953 -- Automatic
192.168.1.53 000A.4143.6916 -- Automatic
Here is a link to Cisco’s Guide on DHCP, with cooler options than mine..
Note, I used packet tracer, and in my version, I couldn’t set a second DNS server, but the documentation tells me I can set 8. 😀
Here is a Link to the Packet Tracer File I used: