Using Vendor Specific Classes in DHCP to assign Option 43

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Hello All,

I need to setup option 043 on my DHCP server using Vendor Specific Classes for my AP's there are other devices in the system that need option 043 so I have to use Vendor Specific Classes.

This is using a Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP server;

I've tried created a VSC using both "Ruckus" and "Ruckus CPE" then set option 043 for the Zone Director IP Address, I know the option settings are correct as putting them in the standard option 043 works.

Neither of these VSC's work, has anyone else got this working?
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Charles Thompson

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I too had this issue. 

To make this work I defined a vendor class ID with the ASCII characters "Ruckus CPE". I then created a predefined option in the class named option 43 with code 006. Then I created the scope option. Using the advanced tab in scope options I chose the custom Ruckus CPE vendor class and predefined option I had created and entered the two controller IPs with a comma between them in the ASCII field.

If your using ZDs use code 003 when creating the predefined option in the vendor class.


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I'd like to elaborate that this configuration is on Windows Servers in order to have option 43 provided to only Ruckus clients which include "Ruckus CPE" option 60 in DHCP request.