Solved

moving dhcp to a different server

Posted on 2006-06-26
2
548 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Netware 6.5 network with one server currently running the dhcp nlm.  I would like to retire this 5.1 server and run dhcp on another server on our network.  Nothing else will change except that dhcp will be running on a different server.
How do I do this?  Are there any changes to be made inside the DNS?DHCP Management Console?  Will the clients automatically find the new dhcp server?  Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:krusebr
2 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
ShineOn earned 500 total points
ID: 16984579
Last question first: yes, as long as it's in the same broadcast domain.  DHCP servers are located by a specific type of broadcast.

First question: you need to create a new DHCP server, on one of the 6.5 servers, within the DNS/DHCP console, and then assign that server as the primary.  

See this TID: http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?10026160.htm   It was written for NW5x but should still apply.

Creating the new DHCP server will not start DHCPSRVR.NLM on the new DHCP server, and will not add it to that server's autoexec.ncf, and unassigning the old DHCP server won't unload DHCPSRVR.NLM on the old server or remove it from that server's autoexec.ncf, so those things will have to be done manually; but the transition to the new DHCP server from the old one should be a matter of disabling the old DHCP server in the DNS/DHCP console, assigning the new server as primary, unloading DHCPSRVR.NLM on the old server, and loading DHCPSRVR on the new DHCP server.

You should make sure you have the latest DNS/DHCP java console before you start.
0
 

Author Comment

by:krusebr
ID: 16984774
It worked great.  Thanks for the quick help!
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Novell Netware, Windows 7 and Paradox Issue 2 941
How do I connect to Novel Netware via smb? 2 779
Windows 2008 R2 RDS with Novell Client 3 1,282
Finding Zenworks Server version 1 477
Facing problems with you memory card? Cannot access your memory card? All stored data, images, videos are lost? If these are your questions...than this small article might help you out in retrieving your lost or inaccessible data.
We need a new way to communicate time sensitive or critical info.   The best part of my role at xMatters is visiting our clients all over the world to learn about how they operate their businesses, share insights that xMatters has gleaned across…
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now