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WLC-9800 External dhcp guide

Hi

 

Having an issue with the 9800 controller setup in sso, where I cant get clients to get a dhcp reply. The aps are up.. the ssid are up..  but external dhcp not so much

 

I have tried setting it up globally under policy without effect. I have tried setting up the svi with an helper and I can reach the dhcp server . but traffic comes back on the mgmt intf (ap intf) been looking everywhere for some good guides on the 9800 regarding dhcp externally (also the vrf options) does anyone have any good tips here=? 

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This was an issue I had last year so I’m going off memory. I do not use SVIs on my 9k WLCs for the WLAN interfaces so you are correct in your thinking. I believe I had a DHCP option statement that was causing problems IIRC.
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Ok thanks @kdavison007
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i have this issue too,

 

Did anyone resolve this?

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i am not using SVI on the c9800, the ip helpers are on teh upstream core switches. when ipv4 is required, i am not getting clients stuck in ip learn, but when unchecked they get dhcp fine.

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when ipv4 is required, i am getting clients stuck in ip learn, but when off they get dhcp fine

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When you tick "IPv4 DHCP Required",  did you configure the DHCP server IP address on the next field ? If not try it.

 

HTH

Rasika

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Yes. I did put an ip in that field

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Hi Folks,

Same issue here.

Other interesting post:

For info, here are Bugs I found related to DHCP:

CSCvs03177 : Client stuck in IP learn state with FlexConnect local switching + central DHCP + DHCP required.
CSCvr86358: Cat9800 sourcing DHCP proxy packets using SrcIP SVI but vlan tag of wireless mgmt interface.


We are now running version: 16.12.4a

APs are in Flexconnect mode.

We have a SVI configured for each Centrally-switched WLAN . This is mandatory in order to have DHCP relay function working on the c9800 WLC.
The best practice document states the following about DHCP relay:
"the DHCP address will be sourced from the IP address of the client SVI and routed out of the interface that matches the destination (IP address of the DHCP server) in the routing table."
However, I have discovered (thanks to this post) that there is still the option (CLI & GUI) to make sure it is the case:

interface VlanXXX
 description centrally-switched WLAN
 ip vrf forwarding myVRF
 ip dhcp relay source-interface VlanXXX
 ip address 10.0.0.254 255.255.255.0
 ip helper-address 10.20.0.2
end

 

Edit: Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller does not support VRFs or routing protocols. I will delete the SVIs and Configure the DHPC relay on the upsteam switch then.

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