Scalability of DHCP Server

Brad Dameron Brad.Dameron at
Thu May 29 16:53:01 UTC 2008

Based on tests we have done in our lab we go with 250k IP's per DHCP server. This is on a dual dual-core 3Ghz machine with 15k 36GB SAS drives in a RAID1. You might be able to go more but this is what looked to be the best performance all around. This is with version 3.1 and the modified leases hash I posted earlier.


From: dhcp-users-bounce at on behalf of HOFER BERNHARD
Sent: Thu 5/29/2008 1:09 AM
To: dhcp-users at
Subject: Scalability of DHCP Server


Has anyone ever seen a theoretical maximum limit for scaling of this
DHCP server, or is scaling only dependent on the strength of the used

Thanks and best regards,

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