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Checklist: Deploy DHCP Failover


Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

This checklist includes cross-reference links to important concepts about deploying DHCP failover. It also contains links to procedures you can use to configure DHCP failover.


Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic or to a subordinate checklist, return to this topic after you review the conceptual topic or you complete the steps in a procedure so that you can continue with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

 Checklist: Deploy DHCP Failover



Review DHCP failover concepts and components; identify your design goals.

What is DHCP Failover?

DHCP Failover Relationships

DHCP Failover Modes

DHCP Failover Communications

DHCP Failover Settings

DHCP Failover Examples

DHCP Failover Events and Performance

Review DHCP failover requirements and specifications; decide on a deployment topology; identify pilot sites; document deployment decisions and processes.

DHCP Failover Requirements

DHCP Failover Architecture

Configure DHCP failover

Configure DHCP Failover using the Command Line

Configure DHCP Failover using the DHCP Console

Replicate DHCP failover settings (optional)

Replicate DHCP Failover Using the Command Line

Replicate DHCP Failover Using the DHCP Console

Migrate to DHCP failover (optional)

Migrate to DHCP Failover

Migrate Failover on Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2

See also

Step-by-Step: Configure DHCP for Failover