AutoConfig feature not working on s2700 switch

Publication Date:  2013-10-29 Views:  341 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
The s2700 fails to download the configuration file from the DHCP server.
Alarm Information
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Handling Process
The Microsoft implementation of the DHCP server only responds to DHCP option60 (vendor class) with options 66(bootfile name) and 147 (tftp serrver name). Unfortunately the switch fails to reasolve the tftp server name because it does not have the ip address of the dns server. the solution is to use a DHCP server implementation that respons to option 60 with option 150 -- tftp server address.
Root Cause
The client fails to download the configuration file from the server because it does not obtain the ip address of the tftp server from the dns.
Suggestions
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