Holistic administration of IP address space using Windows Server 2012 IP Address Management

Introduction DHCP and DNS are widely used Windows Server roles providing the foundation for connectivity in enterprise networks. While DHCP enables the assignment of IP addresses and configuration of hosts on demand, DNS allows Internet names like “www.microsoft.com” to be resolved to the corresponding IP address. To make use of DHCP and DNS in an…

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Ensuring High Availability of DHCP using Windows Server 2012 DHCP Failover

Introduction Ensuring high availability of critical network services like DHCP figures high in the list of priorities for any enterprise. In an environment where clients get their IP addresses and network configuration automatically, uninterrupted network connectivity is dependent on the availability of DHCP service at all times. Let us consider for a moment what high…

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