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Windows Server 2012 DHCP Failover

Last Modified: 2015-07-15

We are looking to move to server 2012 to benefit from the DHCP failover. Would the following scenario work?

Site A:
2x DHCP Servers on 10.16.x.x
Failover partnership for these ranges

Site B:
2x DHCP Servers on 10.10.x.x
Failover partnership for these ranges

So the question are:
Can I setup another partnership between the servers at each site as a hot standby aswell, which will then replicate to the 2nd server on the site?

Are the partnerships limited due to scope ranges? so I can I have a dhcp server thats in a partnership with an onsite 2nd server for the whole ip range e.g 10.10.x.x, then have the other site as a hot standby for the same range?

Would having 1x DHCP scope at each site and setting up 2 hot standby relationships for each other site wise be a better option?

Thanks and hope it makes sense!
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