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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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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.

Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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