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.


Verify that Manager mode is selected in the NSX Manager user interface. See NSX Manager. If you do not see the Policy and Manager mode buttons, see Configure User Interface Settings.


  1. From your browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ip-address>.
  2. Select Networking > DHCP > Server Pofiles > Add.
  3. Enter a name and optional description.
  4. Select an NSX Edge cluster from the drop-down menu.
  5. (Optional) Select members of the NSX Edge cluster.
    You can specify up to 2 members.

What to do next

Create a DHCP server. See Create a DHCP Server in Manager Mode.