DHCP Failover with relay that only sends requests to a single server

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com
Tue Feb 18 13:00:42 UTC 2014

Hello All,

I would like to create a DHCP failover group for a number of relay agents. However, although these agents can be configured with a primary and secondary DHCP server, they only try them in sequence (i.e. they will send the request to one and then the other if that fails to respond).

So I can configure a load balance of 255 and cause the primary server to answer all new requests and then the secondary should answer renews if it ever gets them. However, the secondary server will never answer requests as it has no pool available.

Could I configure two failover groups with both servers to be primary in one group for a pool and then secondary for eachother? Or is there a nicer way to achieve this?

Leigh Porter

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