Adding a DHCP deployment role with the configured DHCP failover relationship - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.3.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.3.0

Create a DHCP deployment role by setting the Primary and Secondary server interfaces used in the failover, along with the type of DHCP redundancy.

Each network can have only a single assigned DHCP role. DHCP roles are always set to Master or None. Roles set to None are used for DHCP services that have been designed in Address Manager, but are not yet ready to be deployed. DHCP deployment roles can be set from the Deployment Roles tab for IPv4 Blocks, IPv4 Networks, DHCP Match Classes and MAC Pools.
Note: Windows DHCP failover is not compatible with IPv6 or DHCPv6 Deployment Roles.

To add or edit a DHCP deployment role:

  1. From the block or network level, select the Deployment Roles tab.
  2. Under Deployment Roles, click New and select DHCP Role. The Add DHCP Role page opens.
  3. Under Role, select Master from the Type drop-down menu.
  4. Click Select Server Interface.The Select Server Interface page opens.
    Note: Only managed R/W Windows Servers will appear in the drop-down menu.
    1. Under Servers, click the name of the Windows Server you wish to use as the Primary.
    2. Under Server Interfaces, select the server interface and click Add. If necessary, click Up to return to the list of servers.
      The selected server interface appears in the Server Interface section and a new Secondary Server Interface section also appears. If necessary, click Remove to delete the server and start again.
  5. Click Select Secondary Server Interface to add a secondary server for DHCP failover. The Select Server Interface page opens.
    Note: Only managed R/W Windows Servers will appear in the drop-down menu.
    1. Under Servers, click the name of the Windows Server you wish to use as the Secondary.
    2. Under Server Interfaces, select the server interface and click Add. If necessary, click Up to return to the list of servers.
  6. Under DHCP Redundancy, select Failover. Once selected, the page will update with details for available Windows DHCP failover relationships.
    Note: The Failover option will not be available if there are no existing Windows DHCP failover relationships or if the Address Manager user does not have sufficient access rights to Windows DHCP failover relationships.
  7. From the Relationship Name drop-down menu, select a Windows DHCP failover relationship.
    Only the Windows Server DHCP failover relationships that are relevant to the selected servers are available.
  8. Under Change Control, add comments to describe your changes. By default, this step is optional but might be set as a requirement.
  9. Click Add or Add Next to add another DHCP deployment role, or click Update if editing the DHCP deployment role. With the DHCP deployment role configured, make sure to deploy to each server in a DHCP failover pair.