DHCP range has reached its limit and need to configure a bigger subnet
Posted on 2014-04-09
To whom it may concern
I am the network administrator for a company and have a problem with the amount of ip addresses available.
My configuration is as follows:
Server name: Server
Windows 2008 R2 Server Standard
This is also the only DHCP server on the network
The server is also the main DNS server
DHCP range = 192.168.0.50/24 - 192.168.0.80/24
Default Gateway = 192.168.0.200/24
The rest of the addresses are made up of static addresses with can be PC's Access Points, managed switches, payroll clocking systems and so forth.
Basically I would like to keep my Windows 2008 Server as the main DHCP server which also handles the DNS for the network and is also the host for their packhouse application.
2x main ip addresses that I want to keep = 192.168.0.20 (Windows 2008 R2 Server), 192.168.0.250 (Linux PC for Vitrax application)
I have read on the internet about subnetting and superscoping, but want to follow the best solution route to configure a subnet for the network that will allow me to use more ip addresses that 254.
How do I go about to configure the DHCP Server to allow say for instance 4094 addresses and what will the subnet mask be that I should use?