5.6 Loading the DHCP Server

  1. Create a DHCP Server object.

    For more information, see Creating a DHCP Server.

  2. Create a Subnet object, then assign a default DHCP server to it.

    For more information, see Creating a Subnet Object.

  3. Specify the following command at the DHCP server console:

    load dhcpsrvr

After you load dhcpsrvr.nlm, the DHCP server can respond to client requests and assign IP addresses. After creating the DHCP server object, you can edit the autoexec.ncf file to uncomment the dhcpsrvr.nlm load statement. This enables you to avoid manually loading the dhcpsrvr every time you restart NetWare. For information about other command line options, see Section 5.7, DHCPSRVR Command Line Options.

After dhcpsrvr.nlm is loaded, you can use the iManager utility to start and stop the DHCP server. For more information on starting and stopping the DHCP server, see Starting or Stopping a DHCP Server.