Service category: Network & Connectivity

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a client server protocol. It allows the distribution of configuration parameters necessary for the operation of the IP-network (like subnetmask, default gateway, IP address). It is delivered by a central DHCP-server. It is used mainly (but not exclusively) by mobile devices like notebooks, tablets and IP-phones.

DHCP is provided in some parts of the kiz ip infrastructure possibly as an extension for the static ip addresses.

Service features

  • Operation of two servers for the central DHCP service. One is productive and one is designed as backup.
  • Nightly synchronization between productive and backup system.
  • The fail-over is done manually in case of needs.
  • For every subnet a DHCP-helper is configured on the corresponding router, who is handling the requests between client and server.
  • The DHCP service is provided in the following networks:
    • VoIP phones on the campus of Ulm University
    • managed desktops in the central administration of Ulm University
    • some workgroups that require DHCP

User groups

All persons and departments who use network devices in one of the DHCP-supplied networks.

Service hours

24 x 7 x 365

Application modalities



This service is free of charge.

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