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All posts tagged DHCP;Failover

One of the many new features in Windows Server 2012 is Failover DHCP scopes without having to use Windows Failover Clustering , this post will setup a shared scope between 2 server where both DHCP servers are activ

 

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One one of the DHCP server use Configure Failover

 

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If there is mutiple dhcp scopes select the scopes you want to replicate to the 2nd dhcp server

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Add the partner dhcp server

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Load Balancing will ensure that each dhcp server resonds to client request based on mac address hash

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/teamdhcp/archive/2012/08/06/dhcp-failover-load-balancing-mode.aspx

 

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The DHCP server polls each other every 5 minutes to ensure that each know how many addresses are available