Organization administrators can configure certain organization vDC networks to provide DHCP services to virtual machines in the organization.

When you power on a virtual machine with the following configuration, vCloud Director assigns a DHCP IP address to that virtual machine.

A NIC connected to an organization vDC network that has DHCP enabled.

The IP mode for the connected NIC set to DHCP.

Verify that you have a routed organization vDC network or an internal organization vDC network.


Click Administration and select the organization vDC.


Click the Org vDC Networks tab, right-click the organization vDC network name and select Configure Services.


Select Enable DHCP.


Type a range of IP addresses or use the default range.

vCloud Director uses these addresses to satisfy DHCP requests. The range of DHCP IP addresses cannot overlap with the static IP pool for the organization vDC network.


Set the default lease time and maximum lease time or use the default values.


Click OK.

vCloud Director updates the network to provide DHCP services.