Good or Bad? - Putting DHCP onto an existing cluster
Posted on 2011-03-10
I'm implementing a centralised DHCP service and need to decide between the following:
1. Implement a split scope DHCP service on 2 new dedicated servers
2. Use my existing File and Print cluster to host the DHCP.
Option 2 means not needing additional servers plus it is clustered, but is this bad practise to put it on a cluster that is used for File and Print also?
Also, I'm told by my network provider that they will need the Help Address for my DHCP service. Would this be the Virtual IP on the cluster? How would it work if you have to separate DHCP split-scope servers?