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2510 - Starting DHCPv4 services in NIOS


You received a potential trouble report that DHCP services may not be running on DHCP servers (NIOS members) and Please verify that DHCPv4 services have started on Grid members. If not, please start them.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes






Grid Manager UI




  • Administrative DHCP access to the Grid

Course References

  • 2002: Managing NIOS Grid and Grid Members

  • 2004: Configuring NIOS DHCP Service and Properties

Lab Initiation

Access jump-desktop

Once the lab is deployed, you can access the virtual machines required to complete this lab activity. To initiate the lab, click on the jump-desktop tile and login to the Linux UI:

Username: training

Password: infoblox

Initiate lab

To initiate the lab, double-click the Launch Lab icon on the Desktop.

Launch Lab

Launch Lab

Choose the lab number from the list and click OK.

After clicking OK, you will see a pop-up message with a brief description of the lab task. If the description looks correct, click Yes to continue lab initiation.

Lab initiation will take a couple of minutes to finish.

Once complete, you will see another pop-up message with the login credentials and the URL for the Grid Manager’s User Interface. Note that the credentials may differ from those from prior labs.

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  1. Starting DHCPv4 services

Task 1: Starting DHCPv4 services

Login to the GM user interface and verify that DHCPv4 services have been started on both and If not, please start the services.


Task 1 Solution: Starting DHCPv4 services

Services submenu under Grid → Grid Manager can give us the statuses of all services in the Grid.

  1. Login to NIOS GM web interface.

  2. Navigate to Grid → Grid Manager → Services.

  3. Select the DHCP tile and verify DHCP service status for the members.

  4. Note the IP address is configured to the member, and is configured to the member

  5. If the service is not started, place checkmarks in the boxes for both and

  6. Click the Start button above the table and click Yes in the confirmation window to start DHCP service on selected members.

  7. Use the Refresh button to update the status display

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