Deploying Windows DHCP failover data - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

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Deploy DHCP to each Windows Server in the DHCP failover pair.

Prior to deployment, ensure that DNS resolution is configured properly on the DDW server.

Important: You must deploy to each Windows Server in DHCP failover pair. Failure to do so risks leaving the DHCP failover relationship on both peer servers in a communications interrupted state.
Note: If the DDW server cannot resolve forward and reverse DNS names for the DHCP servers in the Windows DHCP failover relationship, it will ignore the server names specified in the DHCP failover relationship definitions and use either the hostnames returned by DNS reverse resolution, or use the server IP addresses as the corresponding server names instead (if DNS reverse resolution was not available at all). Either case could result in the MMC being unable to show the peer server status correctly. Deployment will complete and a warning message will be logged in the DHCP deployment log file.

To deploy DHCP to a Windows DHCP failover pair:

  1. Select the Servers tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the Servers tab again to ensure you are working with the Configuration information page.
  2. Under Servers, select the check box for each server in the DHCP failover pair (both the Primary and the Secondary).
  3. Click Action and select Deploy. The Confirm Server Deploy page opens.
  4. Under Confirm Server Deploy, confirm that both the Primary and Secondary DHCP servers are listed.
  5. Under Services, select DHCP (it will be selected by default).
  6. Under Change Control, add comments to describe your changes. By default, this step is optional but might be set as a requirement.
  7. Click Yes.
    Note: For more information on deploying to managed Windows servers, refer to Deploying data from Address Manager to Managed Windows servers.