Next-server, Syntax description, Defaults – Cisco 32369 User Manual

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To configure the next server in a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client’s boot
process, use the next-server DHCP pool configuration command. Use the no form of this command
to remove the boot server list.

next-server address [address2...address8]

no next-server address

Syntax Description


If the next-server command is not used to configure a boot server list, the DHCP server uses
inbound interface helper addresses as boot servers.

Command Modes

DHCP pool configuration

Usage Guidelines

This command first appeared in Cisco IOS Release 12.0(1)T.

You can specify up to eight servers in the list. Servers are listed in order of preference (address1 is
the most preferred server, address2 is the next most preferred server, and so on).


The following example specifies as the IP address of the next server in the boot process:


Related Commands

ip dhcp pool
ip helper-address


Specifies the IP address of the next server in the boot process, which is
typically a Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server. One IP
address is required, although you can specify up to eight addresses in
one command line.