Microsoft DHCP Monitoring

Last updated on 28 October, 2020


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a standard protocol defined by RFC 1541 (which is superseded by RFC 2131) that allows a server to dynamically distribute IP addressing and configuration information to clients. LogicMonitor's Microsoft DHCP monitoring package monitors various elements of a Windows DHCP server, alerts on changes, and, in some cases, provides a history of IP address assignments.

Note: This package includes ConfigSources (configuration file monitoring LogicModules). If the ability to monitor and alert on configuration files is not currently available in your LogicMonitor platform and you would like to learn more, reach out to your customer success manager. For more information on ConfigSources, see Creating ConfigSources.

Setup Requirements

Satisfy Dependencies

  • Requires the use of a Windows Collector.

Add Resources Into Monitoring

Add your Microsoft DHCP hosts into monitoring. For more information on adding resources into monitoring, see Adding Devices.

Assign Properties to Resources

If the Collector is running as a domain account with local admin privileges on the host to be monitored, it is not required that you set the following custom properties. However, if the remote host requires that credentials be specified, then the following properties must be set on the Microsoft DHCP resource within LogicMonitor.

For more information on the type of authentication required, see Credentials for Accessing Remote Windows Computers.

Property Value Required?
wmi.user WMI username Only required if the Collector is NOT running as a domain account with local admin privileges on the Microsoft DHCP host
wmi.pass WMI password

For more information on setting properties in LogicMonitor, see Resource and Instance Properties.

Import LogicModules

From the LogicMonitor public repository, import all Microsoft DHCP LogicModules, which are listed in the LogicModules in Package section of this support article. If these LogicModules are already present, ensure you have the most recent versions.

Once the LogicModules are imported (assuming all previous setup requirements have been met), data collection will automatically commence.​

LogicModules in Package

LogicMonitor's package for Microsoft DHCP consists of the following LogicModules. For best performance, ensure that all of these LogicModules are imported into your LogicMonitor platform.

Display Name Type Description
IPv4 Scopes ConfigSource List all Microsoft DHCP IPv4 server scopes.
IPv4 Options ConfigSource List all Microsoft DHCP IPv4 server options.
IPv4 Leases ConfigSource List all Microsoft DHCP IPv4 server leases.
DHCP IPv4 Servers DataSource Monitors the global performance metrics of the Windows DHCP Server.
DHCP IPv4 Scopes DataSource Monitors Windows DHCP IPv4 scope performance metrics.

When setting datapoint thresholds on the various metrics tracked by this package's DataSources, LogicMonitor follows the technology owner's best practice KPI recommendations. If necessary, we encourage you to adjust these predefined thresholds to meet the unique needs of your environment. For more information on tuning datapoint thresholds, see Tuning Static Thresholds for Datapoints.

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