System Administration Guide: IP Services

How to Set Up Support of Registered BOOTP Clients (DHCP Manager)

  1. Select Modify from the Service menu.

    The Modify Service Options dialog box opens.

  2. In the BOOTP Compatibility section of the dialog box, select Manual.

  3. Select Restart Server if it is not already selected.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Select the Addresses tab in DHCP Manager.

  6. Select an address you want to assign to a particular BOOTP client.

  7. Choose Properties from the Edit menu.

    The Address Properties dialog box opens.

  8. Select the Lease tab.

  9. In the Client ID field, type the client's identifier.

    For a BOOTP client that runs the Solaris operating environment on an Ethernet network, the client ID is a string derived from the client's hexadecimal Ethernet address, preceded by the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) type for Ethernet (01). For example, a BOOTP client having the Ethernet address 8:0:20:94:12:1e would use the client ID 0108002094121E.

    Tip –

    As superuser on a Solaris client system, type the following command to obtain the Ethernet address for the interface:

    ifconfig -a

  10. Select Reserved to reserve the IP address for this client.

  11. Select Assign Only to BOOTP Clients.

  12. Click OK.

    In the Addresses tab, BOOTP is displayed in the Status field, and the client ID you entered is listed in the Client ID field.