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Registered: ‎06-06-2017

Aruba 7210 Controller as a DHCP Server

Hello Friends,

 

I have campus deployment where the aggregation switch deployed doesn't support DHCP-Server; instead I want to use my Aruba 7210 controller as a DHCP server (I read that it is supported). I'd like to know which kind of DHCP Server can this Controller provide? How many addresses? Can it give 2 or more DHCP pools (1 per each VLAN: management, SSID 1, SSID 2, ...etc)

 

Thank you in advance.

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Posts: 21,587
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Aruba 7210 Controller as a DHCP Server

It is not really recommended to have the controller because:

 

- It is not scalable (only recommended for smaller guest networks).

- It does not offer the features and functionality that most DHCP servers offer.

- It presents a different interface than what typical admins would use for troubleshooting.

 

Long story short, unless you are just providing a /24 it is greatly suggested that you use an external DHCP server.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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