I am going to get some wyse thin clients up and running on our departments. Each department communicate with the main-office through Cisco C1812 routers.
In order to get functionally DHCP up and running, I need to
A - Configure some Dhcp options on the C1812 routers
B - Perform a DHCP relay from each department to the main-office
Option B will cause some additional issues, so is not preferred.
The question is: Does the Cisco DHCP-client have an option for configuring DHCP options? I need to put in among others, an option 161, a string value pointing to a ftp-server. Can this be done? And if it can, I sure would be glad if somebody can give me the right syntax
I have recently started working here, therefore I am not certain of the IOS-version on the router, as I still not have the logon-information, but I will aqquire this shortly.
My bad, in windows world it's a "string" value. In Cisco world it's an ascii value. The main two you will use for most purposes are ascii or IP. If you're serving something that is just an IP address, like a DNS server, a NTP server, etc, you use IP. If you have to pass in a sequence of characters, like "bootserver=10.1.1.1,vlanid=101" then you put it in as an ASCII value.
If windows is configured with a string value, I'd use ascii. If it doesn't work, try switching it to IP
I configured to use 'option 161 ip x.x.x.x'' before your answered my question. On my windows Dhcp server the option is actually only passing through an ip-address (or hostname), so pretty sure this will solve the issue for me.
Will (hopefully) have this tested within a week or two.