DHCP relay only

  • Hello,
    I would like to Install a vm with ONLY the DHCP relay service (no fw, no dhcp server etc)
    Is that possible? Its the only service we need because our switch has a bug which makes it more complex and we have a DHCP server in the network. Just want a slim VM that takes the minimum performance needed


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You can certainly configure it that way if you want. You can disable the firewall, DHCP, DNS, and other services you don't need.

  • Nice, what is the minimum hardware requirements for that implementation?

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    As that is not a typical deployment, there isn't any way to know that without trying. Probably could be done with minimal RAM (512MB or probably less, but I wouldn't go lower than 256+swap), no reason to skimp on disk space, standard there is ~20GB for a VM. Again, may by able to get by with less but not much reason to these days. Single CPU core would do fine.

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