Documentation forIP Address Manager

Set up and monitor Windows DHCP server failover

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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.

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

  • For further information about DHCP failover options in Windows Server 2012 and later, see the Microsoft TechNet guide, Understand and Deploy DHCP Failover (© 2016 Microsoft, available at https://microsoft.com, obtained on November 26, 2018).

  • Failover is not supported for Cisco, ISC or Infoblox DHCP environments.

View DHCP failover details in IPAM

  1. Open the Orion Web Console and navigate to My Dashboards > IP Addresses > DHCP & DNS Management.

    Select the DHCP Server tab.

    If using the legacy view, select the DHCP tab.

  2. Select the required server, and move the cursor over the Failover column for the required Server.

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

Create or Edit DHCP failover details in IPAM

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

  2. Select the DHCP Server tab.

    If using the legacy view, select the DHCP tab.

  3. Select the required server, and click Edit.

    The Edit <Server> Properties dialog box opens.

  4. Scroll down to the Edit Failover section, and edit the required information.

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

  5. Click Save to save your changes.