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How to set up DHCP failover on Windows Server

Redundancy is essential for dealing with both planned and unplanned outages, and that includes having redundant dynamic host-configuration protocol (DHCP) servers to allow uninterrupted dynamic assignment of IP addresses.

For those working in Windows environments, there are currently two options for setting up redundant DHCP servers: a failover scenario with a main server paired with another in hot standby; and a load-balancing scenario in which two DHCP servers actively handle client requests.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center