[c-nsp] Cat 6500 (IOS) dhcp Client

Steve Lalonde steve at enta.net
Wed May 20 02:39:05 EDT 2009

On 20 May 2009, at 01:46, Dan Benson wrote:

> As strange as this sounds, I have a need to be assigned an address  
> on a Cat6500 Running IOS via dhcp (to a vlan or a dedicated port).   
> On most routers running IOS the command syntax is, "ip address dhcp"  
> as just about anyone knows but on the sups running IOS (tested sup1a- 
> ge/MSFC1, sup2 and sup720s) I have not found a way to be assigned an  
> address.
> I can only assume this is because no one in their right mind would  
> ever do this on this platform but my install is requiring such.    
> Before I try a flexwan with a PA-FE in it has anyone out there had  
> this issue and if so would you be so kind to pass along a solution  
> if there is one.
> Thanks in advance for the time and help. //db


Not so strange.

This works for us on 6500/7600 sup32 sup720 rsp720 from SXF to SRC

ip dhcp pool POP-DHCP
    domain-name a.net
    lease 0 2

interface GigabitEthernetx/x
  description Engineer laptop access
  ip address


Steve Lalonde RTFM
Chief Technical Officer
Entanet International Ltd

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