I could use some guidance on migrating our Windows 2003 DHCP services to Windows 2008 R2.
We have two buildings:
BuildingA contains client ranges x.x.192.x and x.x.193.x, router is x.x.192.1
BuildingB contains client ranges x.x.194.x and x.x.195.x, router is x.x.194.1
We currently have four DHCP servers:
ServerA hosts range x.x.192.x (also a DC and DNS server)
ServerB hosts range x.x.193.x
ServerC hosts range x.x.194.x (also a DC and DNS server)
ServerD hosts range x.x.195.x (also a DC and DNS server)
Four hosts essentially gives us some pseudo-split-scope fail over. What I'd like to do is consolidate the four existing DHCP servers into our three new Windows 2008 servers, while maintaining some form of fail over. For example, could I do:
- ServerE hosts range x.x.192.x
- ServerF hosts range x.x.193.x && x.x.194.x
- ServerG hosts range x.x.195.x
This way, I have two DHCP servers per building, and I don't require a fourth: I have a valid need for three, but the fourth is seemingly overkill.
Is this even possible? What would you suggest? If there's a better way, I'm very open to suggestion. Thanks in advance.