You can configure edge gateways to provide DHCP services to virtual machines connected to associated organization virtual datacenter networks.


System administrators and organization administrators can configure DHCP.


  1. Click the Manage & Monitor tab and click Organization VDCs in the left pane.
  2. Double-click the organization virtual datacenter name to open the organization virtual datacenter.
  3. Click the Edge Gateways tab, right-click the edge gateway name and select Edge Gateway Services.
  4. Click the DHCP tab and select Enable DHCP.
  5. Click Add and type a range of IP addresses.
  6. Set the default lease time and maximum lease time or use the default values.
  7. Click OK.


vCloud Director updates the edge gateway to provide DHCP services.
Note: If the DNS settings on a DHCP-enabled edge gateway are changed, the edge gateway no longer provides DHCP services. To correct this issue, disable and reenable DHCP on the edge gateway.