Cisco ASA 5500 – Error ‘DHCP: Interface ‘inside’ is currently configured as SERVER and cannot be changed to a CLIENT by a CLIENT feature’

KB ID 0000836 Dtd 26/07/13

Problem

I put in an ASA 5505 this week, and while I was setting it up I was getting plagued with these popping up in the command window all the time;

DHCP: Interface 'inside' is currently configured as SERVER and cannot be changed to a CLIENT by a CLIENT feature
DHCP Client: can't enable DHCP Client when DHCP Server/Relay is running on the interface.

Seen here on ASA Version 9.1(1)

Solution

There not a lot of information out there about this, but it it essentially caused because you enabled the Cisco 'Call-Home' function. If you want call-home on then configure it, but I did not. The reason you are seeing these is because when you first entered configuration mode you were prompted with this,

enable call-home

And you answered yes, or if you use the ASDM;

enable call-home in asdm

You can confirm that by issuing a show call-home command,

show call-home settings

As you can see its enabled, if you want it on, then configure it, I don't so I'll simply disable call-home.

User Access Verification

Password: Type help or '?' for a list of available commands. PetesASA> enable Password: ******** PetesASA# configure terminal PetesASA(cfg-call-home)# call-home PetesASA(cfg-call-home)# no configuration all PetesASA(cfg-call-home)# exit PetesASA(config)#

disable call-home

Finally save the changes.

PetesASA(config)# write mem
Building configuration...
Cryptochecksum: b984ffbc dd77cdbf f2cd8d86 0b8f3f96

3965 bytes copied in 1.490 secs (3965 bytes/sec) [OK]

PetesASA(config)#

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