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2514 - Creating DHCPv4 networks in NIOS


Your organization has expanded into a new office. As part of the network provisioning, you need to configure a network that is expected to provide DHCP service in the near future. Please provision a DHCPv4 network in NIOS.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes






Grid Manager UI




  • Administrative DHCP access to the Grid

  • Knowledge of which Grid member(s) will serve DHCP for the network

  • DHCP configuration information such as default gateway

Course References

  • 1003: NIOS DHCP Service Overview

  • 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. Creating a DHCPv4 network.

  2. Restarting Grid services.

Task 1: Creating a DHCPv4 network

The IPv4 network that has been provisioned for this location is, with the default gateway Shortly, more provisions will be done so DHCP service is provided by the member

Task 2: Restarting Grid services

After saving changes, you should be prompted to restart services. If not, please manually restart services.



Task 1 Solution: Creating a DHCPv4 network

Create the DHCP Network and set as the default gateway for this network.

  1. Navigate to Data Management DHCP Networks → Networks

  2. Click the Add dropdown menu and select IPv4 Network

  3. Select the radio button for Add Network

  4. Click Next

  5. At Step 2 of 6 of the Wizard, leave the Netmask set to 24

  6. Next to Networks, click the Add button.

  7. Under the Network column, enter

  8. Click Next

  9. At Step 3 of 6, click the Add dropdown menu and select Add Infoblox Member

  10. Click on the link for from the Member Selector window

  11. Click Next after the Member info is populated

  12. At Step 4 of 7, click the Override button in the section for Routers (this will change the button color to black and the button will now say Inherit)

  13. Click the IP Address field in the Routers section

  14. Enter the IP address for the router on this network –

  15. Click Save & Close to save changes

Task 2 Solution: Restarting Grid services

Changes made to the DHCP configuration during Network creation only take effect after a service restart.

  1. Restart the DHCP Service by clicking the Restart button in the notification banner at the top of Grid Manager

  2. At the Restart Grid Services window, click Restart

Alternatively, we can also restart services from the Members menu.

  1. Navigate to Grid → Grid Manager → Members

  2. Place a checkmark in the box beside

  3. From the Toolbar on the right, click Restart Services

  4. Select the radio button to Force service restart

  5. Click Restart

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