Migrate DHCP server from Windows NT to Linux

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by cioksam, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. cioksam

    cioksam New Member

    I am running a DHCP server on Windows NT 4 which will lease out around 50 IP addresses for notebook users. I would like to migrate the server to Linux. How can I smoothly do so? Will the new Linux DHCP server be able to handle the IP addresses that are already leased out to existing users?

    I assume that in worst case, I will ask all the notebook users using DHCP to shutdown their computers and then I will do the the migration and they will start up their computers again. But this is just the last resort.
  2. marpada

    marpada New Member

    I think you can do smoothly, just allocate a range contiguous to the one that manages the NT to avoid conflicts, i.e.

    WinNT: -
    Linux: - 192.168.80

    When the WinNT is down you can resize IP range of Linux server to -
    Kitchen Measures
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  3. cioksam

    cioksam New Member

    After the WinNT is down, when can I resize the IP range for the Linux server?
    Will the Linux server knows which IP under the range - has been assign out by the WinNT?

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