What is DHCP?
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol used on IP networks to dynamically assign IP addresses and other network configuration parameters to devices. This allows devices to connect to the network and communicate with other devices using the Internet Protocol.
DHCP operates on a client-server model where a DHCP server assigns the network configuration to DHCP clients. This automation reduces the need for a network administrator or a user to manually assign IP addresses to all network devices.
DHCP is a crucial component of any network as it simplifies the management of IP addresses, making it easier for devices to join the network without manual configuration. It also allows for IP address reuse, which is particularly important given the limited number of available IPv4 addresses. DHCP can also deliver other network configurations like DNS server addresses and default gateway.
How to monitor DHCP?
ServicePilot makes it easy to monitor DHCP with no configuration required on the target server. Simply add a resource from the ServicePilot appmon-dhcp package to your monitoring environment and ServicePilot automatically performs DHCP requests via its agent to the service and collects availability and performance statistics.
The statistics gathered in this way include:
- Delay to obtain a lease
- Number of retries needed to get a lease
How to install a dhcp resource?
- Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
- Add a new dhcp resource via the web interface (
/prmresources) or via API (
/prmpackagespage), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.
Details of the dhcp package are located in the
/prmpackagespage of the software.
ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.
By correlating the technology DHCP with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.
This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.