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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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