So I work in a web hosting environment, and I've got a handful of Linux boxen on our primarily Windows-based network. All the machines (both Windows and Linux) on the network have at least two network interfaces, each with its own DNS suffix, so we can separate backup and management traffic from the production web traffic.
The issue is that the backup/management NIC on each machine is using DHCP to get an address and register itself in DNS, while the production NIC is static, and DHCP isn't an option.
The Windows configuration is relatively simple, we set the one DHCP'ed NIC not to register with DNS and just leave DNS registration to the DHCP server. Then we set the static IP'ed NIC to register with DNS, and everything works fine. I want my Linux boxen to do the same thing, and I've got the DHCP NIC figured out, but I'm not finding a whole lot out there about ways to have Linux automatically register a static address in DNS.
Has anyone done anything like that before?