DHCP split value for failover

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Mon Oct 13 07:13:54 UTC 2014

Trevor Jennings <tjenning at bowdoin.edu> wrote:

> We recently had our secondary DHCPv3 server fail on us and had an issue with clients not being able to obtain IP addresses ("peer has free leases" errors). This problem was fixed by changing the split value to 0 in the dhcpd.conf on the primary server. Is this the correct value for the split when there is a failed server, or is it 256? 

Neither - you set the live server to "partner down" state - then it'll take over the whole range and work properly.

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