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man pages section 1M: System Administration Commands

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Updated: July 2017



dhcpmgr - graphical interface for managing DHCP service




dhcpmgr is a graphical user interface which enables you to manage the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service on the local system. It performs the functions of the dhcpconfig, dhtadm, and pntadm command line utilities. You must be root to use dhcpmgr. The dhcpmgr Help, available from the Help menu, contains detailed information about using the tool.

The dhcpmgr utility is obsolete and is subject to removal in a future release of Oracle Solaris.


You can perform the following tasks using dhcpmgr:

Configure DHCP service

Use dhcpmgr to configure the DHCP daemon as a DHCP server, and select the data store to use for storing network configuration tables..

Configure BOOTP relay service

Use dhcpmgr to configure the DHCP daemon as a BOOTP relay.

Manage DHCP or BOOTP relay service

Use dhcpmgr to start, stop, enable, disable or unconfigure the DHCP service or BOOTP relay service, or change DHCP server parameters.

Manage DHCP addresses

Use dhcpmgr to add, modify, or delete IP addresses leased by the DHCP service.

Manage DHCP macros

Use dhcpmgr to add, modify or delete macros used to supply configuration parameters to DHCP clients.

Manage DHCP options

Use dhcpmgr to add, modify or delete options used to define parameters deliverable through DHCP.

Convert to a new DHCP data store

Use dhcpmgr to configure the DHCP server to use a different data store, and convert the DHCP data to the format used by the new data store.

Move DHCP data to another server

Use dhcpmgr to export data from one Solaris DHCP server and import data onto another Solaris DHCP server.

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:


Successful completion.


An error occurred.


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability

See Also

dhcpconfig(1M), dhtadm(1M), pntadm(1M), in.dhcpd(1M), dhcpsvc.conf(4), dhcp_network(4), dhcptab(4), attributes(5), dhcp(5), dhcp_modules(5)

Working With DHCP in Oracle Solaris 11.3