Configuring DHCP pools on Cisco IOS switch

When preparing switches or Labbing, I’ve often found myself searching for configuration examples on configuring DHCP servers on Cisco IOS switches.

Here’s an example for a /24 pool for Lightweight APs on a layer-3 capable switch (3560 or 3650 with IP services). Assuming the WLC management IP is This example creates the pool with a lease time of 4 hours.

DHCP pool
DHCP with Option 43