Geographically separated failover pair??

Nicholas F Miller Nicholas.Miller at Colorado.EDU
Wed May 13 15:18:13 UTC 2009

Well that answers that. Looking at the leases file, it seems the two  
failover partners keep track of each others leases as well as their  
own. If this is the case then it shouldn't matter if an imbalance were  
to take place.
Nicholas Miller, ITS, University of Colorado at Boulder

On May 11, 2009, at 6:17 PM, Glenn Satchell wrote:

>> From: Nicholas F Miller <Nicholas.Miller at Colorado.EDU>
>> Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 10:04:12 -0600
>> I was wondering if it is OK to have your DHCP servers geographically
>> separated. My worry is network latency might cause one DHCP server to
>> become over utilized and contain most of the leases.
> This is fine, and recommended. dhcpd balances up the free leases
> between the servers so this sorts itself out.
> We had a number of branch offices, and put one dhcp server in each
> branch office and one in head office. The head office server was a
> partner for each branch office for it's subnets.
> regards,
> -glenn
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