You can edit the DHCP settings of an isolated organization VDC network. The DHCP service of an organization VDC network provides IP addresses from its address pool to VM NICs that are configured to request an address from DHCP. The service provides the address when the virtual machine powers on.

Starting with version 10.2, VMware Cloud Director supports DHCP settings for both IPv4 and IPv6. You can configure IPv6 settings by using the VMware Cloud Director API.


  • Verify that you are an organization administrator, system administrator, or that you are assigned a role that includes an equivalent set of rights.

  • Verify that your network is an isolated organization virtual data center network backed by NSX Data Center for vSphere.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Networking.
  2. Click the name of the network that you want to edit.
  3. In the IP Management section, click DHCP.
  4. To enable DHCP, click Edit on the right of DHCP Pools Service.
  5. Toggle on the DHCP Pools Service and click Save.
    Addresses requested by DHCP clients are pulled from a DHCP pool.
  6. Create a DHCP pool for the network.
    1. Click New.
    2. Enter an IP address range for the pool.
      The IP address range that you specify cannot overlap with the static IP address pool for the organization virtual data center.
    3. Specify the default lease time for the DHCP addresses in seconds.
      The default value is 3,600 seconds.
    4. Specify the maximum lease time for the DHCP addresses in seconds.
      This is the maximum length of time that the DHCP-assigned IP addresses are leased to the virtual machines. The default value is 7,200 seconds.
  7. Click Save.