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What Is the Difference between DHCP Reservation and DHCP Exclusion?

DHCP reservation is a feature in the DHCP server that allows the DHCP administrators to reserve one or more IP addresses for particular mission-critical computers only. In order to configure DHCP reservation, the administrators are required to know the physical addresses a.k.a. MAC addresses of the target computers for which the particular IP addresses are to be reserved. Once the MAC addresses are known, the administrators can then reserve the appropriate IP addresses by mapping them with the MAC addresses

When the DHCP server is deployed in a network, it allows the users to either exclude a range of IP addresses from being assigned to the DHCP client computers, or reserve some particular IP addresses for the mission-critical computers only. The detailed information about the DHCP exclusion and DHCP reservation is given below:


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