Can an Aruba Mobility Access Switch function as a DHCP server?

By Arunkumar posted Jul 01, 2014 08:14 PM


Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba Mobility Access Switches starting from ArubaOS Aruba Mobility Access Switches (S3500 and S2500) can be configured as DHCP server. Below screenshots show commands to configure and verify the DHCP server on Mobility Switch:
DHCP pool configuration:


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The above created pool will not be active untill the DHCP service is enabled.


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#Show ip dhcp database

Use this command to verify the configured DHCP pools:
#Show ip dhcp binding

This command helps to know the Client-Mac address to IP address binding:

#Show ip dhcp statistics

Use this command to look for the statistics of the DHCP pools, such as the Free, Active, Expired and Abandoned leases:
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#Show ip dhcp pool
This command briefly shows the configured DHCP pools and their references and profile status.
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Logging  helps us to troubleshoot if we ran into any issues related to dhcp. Enable logging fornetwork with sub-category as dhcp.

#logging level debugging network subcat dhcp
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To verify if the logging is enabled, look into running-config:
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Once the issue is identified, make sure that logging is disabled using the following command in the config mode.

#no logging level debugging network subcat dhcp
1 comment


Jan 20, 2015 09:31 AM

Also works on S1500 switches :)