Two dhcp servers with same dhcpd.conf (fixed-address hosts)

Patrick Trapp ptrapp at
Thu Aug 7 14:18:24 UTC 2014

Pardon my ignorance, but why can't you use failover? We do fixed addresses on our failover-enabled system all the time. 

> On Aug 7, 2014, at 9:11 AM, "Marcos Renato da Silva Junior" <marcosjr at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a dhcp server with all hosts configured in static mode/fixed-address. 
> Thus the dhcp failover is not applicable.
> I want to create a secondary/slave dhcp server in case the primary server fails. 
> How to do this? 
> I can keep the two servers with the same dhcpd.conf working together?
> Thanks,
> Marcos.
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