How to Transition Embedded Options to Prepare for DHCPv6 Readiness

Embedded options are slowly becoming standard for Broadband Command Center. This means that you no longer have to create a template and associate it to Client Class, Rule, and Device Classifier. Instead, a number of DHCP objects now have an embedded template (called “DHCPv4 Network Settings or DHCPv6 Network Settings”), where you can specify the DHCPv4/DHCPv6 options that you need to use. This feature eases the process of determining which options are required to provision a device and accelerates the diagnostic process when errors are encountered.    

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DHCP Options in Plain English

Every day, different forms of configuration information passes between devices via a number of different mechanisms and protocols, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the multiple protocols that govern this communication exchange. In networking, the main forms of configuration data transfers occur using DHCPv4 options, DHCPv6 options, and Type/Length/Value (TLV) objects, the latter of which is usually passed through a downloaded configuration file. Administrators and technical staff working in networking environments need to understand these terms and it’s useful to have a quick reference guide to translate this technical information into plain English.

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