Thanks for the suggestion. Actually the network is currently setup exactly how you describe. The problem is we're outgrowing the static portion. We support a mix of pure DHCP, DHCP reserved, and statically configured clients. I'd like to simply introduce a new /23 (with no DHCP scope) without affecting the current clients. Is this possible?
I'd like to simply introduce a new /23 (with no DHCP scope) without affecting the current clients. Is this possible?
Allocate a /22 on your table but only implement /23. If you need more, then you don't have to go very far.
When you change the subnet you may need to restart the DHCP server. So some clients may loose network connectivity while their IP addresses gets forcefully renewed. Otherwise, you'll need to organize an outage time, like lunch break or after 5pm or the weekend.