vlans and subnets

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Oct 8th, 2007
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I have four VLANs namely:


10 Finance

20 HR

30 Corporate

40 Servers

how do ensure that PCs on VLAN 10 get ip address - ranges

from the remote dhcp server and not from other ranges?

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ankbhasi Mon, 10/08/2007 - 09:51
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Hi Friend,

You have to configure layer 3 interface for each and every vlan and in your case you have to create layer 3 interface for vlan 10,20,30 and 40.

After layer 3 interface are configured with some ip address in their subnet you have to specify "ip helper-address " command under those layer 3 interfaces.

Once done any machine in vlan 10 for an example will send a bootp request which will going to be a broadcast will also hits its layer 3 interfaces which you have configured for vlan 10 and from there onwards it will be going to be a unicast request to the DHCP server with source ip address of vlan 10 interface.

Now DHCP server will check its pool and will come to know DHCP request is for subnet checking the source ip address of the packet and will assign an ip address from its pool which in turn will be assigned to the clients.



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