A DHCP server profile specifies an NSX Edge cluster or members of an NSX Edge cluster. A DHCP server with this profile services DHCP requests from VMs on logical switches that are connected to the NSX Edge nodes that are specified in the profile.

Prerequisites

To enable NSX-T Data Center's native DHCP Server, a DHCP profile must be created in NSX-T Data Center and passed to the Neutron plugin configuration in nsx.ini. Ensure the neutron dhcp service (q-dhcp in devstack), and the metadata agent (q-meta in devstack) are not running. In the neutron.conf file, set to False.

Procedure

  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://nsx-manager-ip-address.
  2. Select Advanced Networking & Security > DHCP from the navigation panel.
  3. Select Server Profiles and click Add.
  4. Enter a name and optional description.
  5. Select an Edge Cluster from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Add.