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DHCP Server Service

The DHCP Server service monitors the status of the DHCP Server running on a Windows device.

Service Type

WMI

Instances on a Device

100

Supported Systems/Applications

Any WMI-enabled Server - Windows.

Device Class

Server - Windows

Monitored By

Local Agent

   

 

Status Details Description

Acks/sec

The number of DHCP acknowledgment messages (DHCPACKs) sent per second by the DHCP server to clients.

Active Queue Length

The current length of the internal message queue of the DHCP server. This number equals the number of unprocessed messages received by the server.

Packets Expired/sec

The number of packets per second that expire and are dropped by the DHCP server. When a DHCP-related message packet is internally queued for 30 seconds or more, it is determined to be stale and expired by the server.

Packets Received/sec

The number of message packets received per second by the DHCP server.

Releases/sec

The number of DHCP release messages (DHCPRELEASEs) received per second by the DHCP server from clients. This number only exists if a DHCP client sends a release to the server. This can occur manually, such as when the ipconfig command is used at the client computer. Release messages can also be sent by the client if it is configured with the "Release DHCP lease on shutdown" option.

Requests/sec

The number of DHCP request messages (DHCPREQUESTs) received per second by the DHCP server from clients.

Conflict Check Queue Length

The current length of the conflict check queue for the DHCP server. This queue holds messages without responses while the DHCP server performs address conflict detection.

Declines/sec

The number of DHCP decline messages (DHCPDECLINEs) received per second by the DHCP server from clients.

Discovers/sec

The number of DHCP discover messages (DHCPDISCOVERs) received per second by the server. These messages are sent by clients when they start on the network and obtain a new address lease.

Duplicates Dropped/sec

The number of duplicated packets per second dropped by the DHCP server. This number can be affected by multiple DHCP relay agents or network interfaces forwarding the same packet to the server.

Informs/sec

The number of DHCP information messages (DHCPINFORMs) received per second by the DHCP server. DHCP inform messages are used when the DHCP server queries for the directory service for the enterprise root and when dynamic updates are being done on behalf of clients by the server.

Milliseconds per Packet (Avg)

The average time (in milliseconds) used by the DHCP server to process each packet it receives. This number can vary depending on the server hardware and its I/O subsystem.

Nacks/sec

The number of DHCP negative acknowledgment messages (DHCPNAKs) sent per second by the DHCP server to clients.

Offers/sec

The number of DHCP offer messages (DHCPOFFERs) sent per second by the DHCP server to clients.