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ip dhcp-server command

Hi,

I know that I can use up to ten 'ip dhcp-server' commands on a router configuration. How the different DHCP servers are used? Are they used in a round-robin way or only the first one is used, if reachable?

Thanks in advance

Regards

Stefano

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Re: ip dhcp-server command

DHCP request is a broadcast and hence the requests go to each server.

The servers respond to this request and then the client chooses any one server and acknowledges the request

http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Network%20Infrastructure&topic=LAN%2C%20Switching%20and%20Routing&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Ddisplay_location%26location%3D.1ddcd9e9

HTH

Narayan

Cisco Employee

Re: ip dhcp-server command

Hi Stefano,

Yes, indeed the dhcp servers are accessed in a round-robin fashion with this configuration.

HTH,

-J

New Member

Re: ip dhcp-server command

Do you mean that the first broadcast goes to the first IP, the second broadcast to the second IP and so on?

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