ip helper-address


ip helper-address <IPV4-ADDR>

no ip helper-address <IPV4-ADDR>


Defines the address of a remote DHCP server or DHCP relay agent. Up to eight addresses can be defined. The DHCP agent forwards DHCP client requests to all defined servers..

The no form of this command removes an IP helper address.

Command context



helper-address <IPV4-ADDR>

Specifies the helper IP address in IPv4 format (x.x.x.x), where x is a decimal number from 0 to 255.


Administrators or local user group members with execution rights for this command.


On the 6400 Switch Series, interface identification differs.

This example defines the IP helper address on interface 1/1/1.

switch(config)# interface 1/1/1
switch(config-if)# ip helper-address

This example removes the IP helper address of on interface 1/1/1.

switch(config-if)# no ip helper-address