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KEA-DHCP is the new open source DHCP-Server from Internet Systems Consortium, ISC. Compared with its predecessor, ISC-DHCP, it is a clean and fast implementation of both DHCPv4 and DHCPv6.

The Men & Mice "KEA-DHCP" 2-day training gives a complete introduction into the new KEA-DHCP software on Unix and Linux systems. Attendees will learn how to install, configure and maintain the KEA-DHCP system. The course also includes a refresh of the DHCPv4 protocol and explains DHCPv6, the dynamic host configuration protocol for IPv6 networks.

The KEA-DHCP training has been developed in cooperation with ISC and the KEA development team.

Related certification: KEA certified DHCP Administrator (KCDA).

Who should attend this training?

The course has been created with network administrators in mind that operate a KEA-DHCP system, or plan to migrate to KEA-DHCP. For users coming from ISC-DHCP, the course explains the differences between the products and gives guidance for a migration from ISC-DHCP to KEA-DHCP.

Training Content

  • Brief History of the DHCP protocol
  • DHCPv4 protocol knowledge refresh
  • Introducing the new KEA-DHCP software
  • Installing and basic configuration of KEA-DHCP
  • KEA-DHCP IPv4 configuration use cases
    • dynamic pools
    • static host reservations
    • standard and custom DHCP options
    • PXE booting
  • An introduction into the DHCPv6 protocol
  • KEA-DHCP IPv6 configuration use cases
    • dynamic pools
    • DHCPv6 prefix delegation
  • KEA-DHCP high-availability options
  • DHCP troubleshooting: Best practices and tools
  • DHCP statistics tools


Hands-On Labs

  • Inspecting DHCPv4 and DHCP6 communication with `tcpdump' and
  • Installing KEA-DHCP on RedHat EL 7
  • KEA-DHCP basic configuration (Database access, Logging)
  • Dynamic DHCPv4 Pools
  • Static host reservations
  • PXE booting with KEA-DHCP
  • DHCPv6 configuration
  • DHCPv6 prefix delegation
  • KEA-DHCP troubleshooting lab
  • KEA-DHCP failover cluster


Cost and Duration

$1890 (USD) and it runs for 2 days


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