2 IP addresses when PXE booting, ping check doesn't spot same MAC address

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Oct 21 18:56:40 UTC 2014

Stephen Borrill <dhcp-users at borrill.org.uk> wrote:

> Problem is that the first stage boot is not just a transitory bootstrap,
> it is effectively providing a permanent link to the virtual disk, so the
> IP address cannot be released. The usual PXEClient class to modify the
> lease time therefore would not help.

Can you clarify what's going on ?
Does the first stage remain in place providing the connection, or does Windows completely take over the NIC once it boots ?
If you do nothing to the DHCP server, does the first address leased eventually expire ?

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