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Powerconnect 5224 obtaining IP from DHCP, how do I get the ip address?

I'm connected via CLI interface to our Dell Powerconnect 5224. When I do a show ip interface, it shows:

IP address and netmask: on VLAN 1,
 and address mode: DHCP

How do I get the ip address so i can access the web interface?

Thank you
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It does not appear to be finding a DHCP server. If you're sure there's a DHCP server connected to it, you can either reboot the switch or restart the request broadcasts again with

ip dhcp restart

Or if there actually is not a DHCP server connected, set an IP manually on VLAN1.

interface vlan 1
ip address

Just ensure is not in use by another device on the LAN it's hooked to, then after the IP is set you should be able to connect to the web interface from an adapter configured to use the /24 network.
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It has to be getting an ip address, all of our servers are plugged into that switch, as well as most of the machines?  Right?
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Switches / Hubs

A switch is a device that filters and forwards packets of data between LAN segments. Switches operate at the data link layer or the network layer of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model and therefore support any packet protocol. LANs that use switches to join segments are called switched LANs or, in the case of Ethernet networks, switched Ethernet LANs. A hub is a connection point for devices in a network. Hubs are commonly used to connect segments of a LAN. A hub contains multiple ports; when a packet arrives at one port, it is copied to the other ports so that all segments of the LAN can see all packets.

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