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KEA-DHCP is the new open source DHCP-Server from Internet Systems Consortium, ISC. Compared with its predecessor, ISC-DHCP, it is a clean and fast implementation of both DHCPv4 and DHCPv6.

This 3-day training gives a complete introduction into the new KEA-DHCP software on Unix and Linux systems. Attendees will learn how to install, configure and maintain the KEA-DHCP system. The course also includes a refresh of the DHCPv4 protocol and explains DHCPv6, the dynamic host configuration protocol for IPv6 networks.

The KEA-DHCP training has been developed in cooperation with ISC and the KEA development team.

Topics Covered:

  • Brief History of the DHCP protocol
  • DHCPv4 protocol knowledge refresh
  • Introducing the new KEA-DHCP software
  • Installing and basic configuration of KEA-DHCP
  • dynamic pools
  • static host reservations
  • standard and custom DHCP options
  • PXE booting
  • An introduction into the DHCPv6 protocol
  • KEA-DHCP IPv6 configuration use cases
  • DHCPv6 prefix delegation
  • KEA-DHCP high-availability options
  • KEA-DHCP high-availability options
  • DHCP troubleshooting: Best practices and tools
  • DHCP statistics tools













Hands-on Labs:
  • Inspecting DHCPv4 and DHCP6 communication with tcpdump and Wireshark
  • Installing KEA-DHCP on RedHat EL 7
  • KEA-DHCP basic configuration (Database access, Logging)
  • Dynamic DHCPv4 Pools
  • Static host reservations
  • PXE booting with KEA-DHCP
  • DHCPv6 configuration
  • DHCPv6 prefix delegation
  • KEA-DHCP troubleshooting lab
  • KEA-DHCP failover cluster


Who is this for? Networking professionals and DDI administrators. The course has been created with network administrators in mind that operate a KEA-DHCP system, or plan to migrate to KEA-DHCP. For users coming from ISC-DHCP, the course explains the differences between the products and gives guidance for a migration from ISC-DHCP to KEA-DHCP. 

Length: 3 full days (6 hours/day = 18 hours)
(9:00am - 12:00pm EDT / 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT