I am trying to bootstrap the config on some Juniper SRX100s and am having some DHCP issues.
Specifically, I am connecting the 0/0 port (fe-0/0/0 in the software) to my existing network, where DHCP has worked quite reliably for just about every other device I've used. The SRX100s are not getting DHCP addresses. The SRX100 is out-of-the-box default config when I'm attempting this.
I brought one of the devices to my house and plugged it into my home network and it got an IP address on my home network via DHCP with no problems.
My office network has a Procurve 1400 (layer 2 only) switch on my desktop, uplinked to a Polycom IP670 IP phone (acts as a simple layer 2 switch), uplinked to a Procurve 3500yl switch acting as a router for the network with "ip helper-address 188.8.131.52" on the vlan interface pointing to the DHCP server for DHCP relay.
Does anyone have any experience with getting an SRX DHCP client getting an IP address via a Procurve (running K.15.09.0012 software...though the problem has existed across multiple firmware versions on the Procurve). The SRX100s seem to have 11.2 on them when they come out the box, though I think the problem continues to exist when upgraded to 12.1X44-D10.4.
Does anyone have any suggestions for troubleshooting this? The Procurve 3500yl doesn't seem to admit to having seen the DHCP client request coming in from the SRX100, but troubleshooting info on the Procurves in this area seems limited. The DHCP server definitely does not see any DHCPDISCOVER packets arrive relating to the SRX100.
My workaround has been to statically configure an IP address on the SRX100s to get them on the network and do the rest of my config, but the project I am working on involves sending the SRX100s out to remote locations that are not under my control and, thus, depends on them reliably getting DHCP addresses for connectivity so I would really like to troubleshoot this and run down a specific cause so I know what to potentially look for if this happens at remote sites.
Update: I have (to double-check) factory-defaulted the SRX100, and plugged it directly into a port on a Procurve 3500yl and am still seeing the problem, so that removes the 1400 and the IP670 phone from the discussion. I've included the tcpdump output from the SRX100 below...as you can see, its sending out about the simplest possible DHCP packet possible, when tends to suggest that the problem is with the dhcp-relay function on the 3500yl. I can't find any way to get any debug output from the 3500yl showing packets hitting the dhcp-relay function (successfully or otherwise). Suggestions on how to debug this function on the 3500yl would be greatly appreciated.
tcpdump -n -s 0 -c 1 -vvv -r juniper.dhcp.pcap reading from file juniper.dhcp.pcap, link-type JUNIPER_ETHER (Juniper Ethernet) 17:49:11.538670 Juniper PCAP Flags [Ext], PCAP Extension(s) total length 16 Device Media Type Extension TLV #3, length 1, value Ethernet (1) Logical Interface Encapsulation Extension TLV #6, length 1, value Ethernet (14) Device Interface Index Extension TLV #1, length 2, value 34304 Logical Interface Index Extension TLV #4, length 4, value 70 -----original packet----- IP (tos 0x0, ttl 1, id 13874, offset 0, flags [none], proto UDP (17), length 328) 0.0.0.0.68 > 255.255.255.255.67: [udp sum ok] BOOTP/DHCP, Request from a8:d0:e5:1c:68:80, length 300, xid 0x643c9869, Flags [Broadcast] (0x8000) Client-Ethernet-Address a8:d0:e5:1c:68:80 Vendor-rfc1048 Extensions Magic Cookie 0x63825363 DHCP-Message Option 53, length 1: Discover END Option 255, length 0 PAD Option 0, length 0, occurs 56