I've just landed my first job as a sysadmin, and my workplace is still using static IP adresses. Informations about adresses are kept in a textfile that is not up to date.
So, my first task here will be to set up a DHCP server.
And my question is : do you guys have any advice about how I should proceed ?
It's not a software-related question (i.e. I'm not asking what software to use and how to configure it), it's more about the right approach to take regarding IP conflicts and users not switching to DHCP.
Here's a bit of context:
- I'm in a small science lab (about 100 users with their boxes)
- Users are admin on their machines
- IP adresses are on a subnet of the university's network
- Servers are UNIX/LINUX, workstations are Macs, Windows PCs, Linux boxes...