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

Marcos Renato da Silva Junior marcosjr at
Thu Aug 7 14:29:00 UTC 2014

On 07-08-2014 11:18, Patrick Trapp wrote:
> 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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It seems to me that the failover is mandatory to use a pool.
For dynamic addresses ok, but all my addresses are fixed.
In fact the use of a pool in this case leave me a little confused.
As would be the setting for this case, where all addresses are fixed, 
how would you define the pool?


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