By default, DHCP requests in Cumulus Linux do not provide vendor identification information.
- Cumulus Linux 1.5.x
- Cumulus Linux 2.0.0
- For a default installation, DHCP requests from a default Cumulus Linux installation can be identified by the hostname
If the provisioning scenario allows for the configuration to be modified, edit
/etc/dhcp/dhclient.confand add the following line (the following example shows a PowerPC-based switch running placeholder;Cumulus Linux 1.5.3):
send vendor-class-identifier "cumulus-Linux 1.5.3.ppc ppc";
dhclientwill then pass the specified
vendor-class-identifierto the DHCP server on the next DHCP request.
A feature request (CM-1100) was opened to track implementation of a
vendor-class- identifier attribute in the default
The feature request proposed the format of the DHCP Vendor Class Identifier (DHCP option 60) as:
cumulus-linux: <release-version> <machine_type> <CPU_arch>
<release-version> comes from
<machine-type> could be synthesized from the output of
platform-detect -a and
<CPU_arch> is powerpc or x86_64.
The feature request was declined by product management. If you would like to increase the priority of consideration for this feature in Cumulus Linux, please open a support case and reference CM-1100.