Disadvantages of DHCP on a switch

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Sep 20th, 2007
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I will like if you guys with DHCP on your switches can share your nightmare of this feature with.


I have 4 4510s and I am thinking to eliminate my DHCP/DNS servers but I was told that it wouldn't be the same and it is not recommended.



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szahid Thu, 09/20/2007 - 10:45
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You can use your 4500 as a dhcp server , but the features like host tracking ( option 82) may not be available. Switches cannot be used as DNS servers.

paul.matthews Thu, 09/20/2007 - 12:10
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Switches/routers are pretty rudimentary as DHCP servers. I would only advise the use if it is not possible to use a "real" DHCP server.


Cisco Routers don't do DNS either.


Paul.

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