DHCP Scope Spliting

DHCP Scope Splitting. A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) split-scope configuration using multiple DHCP servers allows for increased fault tolerance and redundancy over using only one DHCP server.

This step-by-step guide contains an introduction to using DHCP with a split scope on a secondary server, with delay, and instructions for setting up a test lab using two DHCP servers and one DHCP client. Requirements of DHCP Scope Splitting.

You must have 3 computers running Windows Server 2012 as follows:

  • Computer 1: Promote DC.
  • Computer 2 and
  • Computer 3: Member of Domain and install DHCP Service.

Configure DHCP Scope Splitting:

  1. In the DHCP console tree, right-click Scope [172.16.0.0] SS Scope, and then click Advanced > Split-Scope.
  2. The DHCP Split-Scope Configuration wizard is launched.
  3. On the Percentage of Split page, set the configuration for a ratio of 80:20 by assigning DHCP Server 1 to exclude addresses 172.16.1.164 to

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