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Set up and monitor Windows DHCP server failover using SolarWinds IPAM

Updated: December 4, 2017

IP Address Manager fully supports the DHCP failover feature set implemented in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016.

  • For details about DHCP failover options in Windows Server 2012 and later, see the Microsoft TechNet article titled "Understand and Deploy DHCP Failover":

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn338978.aspx  (© 2017 Microsoft, available at https://technet.microsoft.com, obtained on October 31, 2017).

  • Failover is not supported on Cisco or ISC DHCP servers.

With IPAM you can configure failover across multiple scopes using a single screen, whereas in Windows Server you can only configure failover one scope at a time.

View DHCP failover details in IPAM

  1. Open the Orion Web Console and choose My Dashboards > DHCP & DNS Management.

  2. Click the DHCP tab to select it.

  3. Hover over the server record in the Failover column.

    IPAM consolidates cluster details into a single pop-up, whereas Windows Server only displays failover details one scope at a time.

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Edit DHCP failover details in IPAM

  1. Open the Orion Web Console and choose My Dashboards > DHCP & DNS Management.

  2. Click the DHCP tab to select it.

  3. Select an entry in the Server/Scope column, and then click Edit in the button bar.

    The Edit <Server> Properties dialog box opens.

  4. Scroll down to the Edit Failover section and complete the form.

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    To configure DHCP failover from IPAM, both DHCP servers must be managed by IPAM.

  5. Click Save to save your changes.
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