Set up DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is used on IP networks for dynamically distributing network configuration parameters, such as IP addresses for interfaces and services.

When you set up the ESM to deploy in the cloud environment, DHCP is enabled automatically and assigns an IP address. When not in the cloud environment, you can enable and disable DHCP services on the ESM, non-HA Receiver, ACE, and ELM if you have Device Management rights. This would be useful if you need to reset the IP addresses for your network.

Note: Aliases are disabled when DHCP is enabled.


  1. On the system navigation tree, select the system or a device, then click the Properties icon .
  2. Do one of the following:
    • For the ESM, click Network Settings, then click the Main tab.
    • For a device, select the device's Configuration option, click Interfaces, then click the Network tab.
  3. Click Setup for the Interface 1 field, then select DHCP.

    For devices other than Receivers, you are informed that the changes require an ESM server restart.

  4. Click OK.