Before you can configure DHCP on a segment, you must add a DHCP profile in your network. You can create two types of DHCP profiles: DHCP server profile and DHCP relay profile.

A DHCP profile can be used simultaneously by multiple segments and gateways in your network. The following conditions apply when you attach a DHCP profile to a segment or a gateway:
  • On a tier-0 or tier-1 gateway or a gateway-connected segment, you can attach either a DHCP server profile or a DHCP relay profile.
  • On a standalone segment that is not connected to a gateway, you can attach only a DHCP server profile. Standalone segment supports only a local DHCP server.