Converting from load sharing to stand alone

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at
Sat Jun 9 00:26:18 UTC 2007

>Subject: Converting from load sharing to stand alone
>Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 12:06:46 -0700
>From: "Ian Anderson" <Ian.Anderson at>
>To: <dhcp-users at>
>We are having some problems with our dhcp servers in a failover setup.  Our 
managment has asked me to convert the failover setup to a stand alone.  (Against 
my better judgment) I know dhcpd.leaes keeps track of every ip address for both 
peers, but are their any pitfalls I should be aware of when converting to this?  
My plan was to copy the dhcpd.leases file from the current primary server, and 
remove the "failover" stanzas that dictate what state each peer is in.  I know 
there are additional fields for each lease, but my hope is dhcp will recognize 
this field as not needed and simply ignore it.  Is this correct, or am I biting 
off more than I can chew?
Don't even need to do that. Remove or comment out the failover peer
statements in dhcpd.conf. When you restart dhcpd it will sort out the
leases file.


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