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IPAM - Limitation + HW req RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    i have a few questions:

    1. in W2012 are limits 150 DHCP, 500 DNS, 100 000 IPs - for internal Database (no SQL option)
     - for W2012R2 or W2016 are not  info about their limist for Internal or SQL database for IP.

    reason - i need about 250, DNS and DHCP servers with 50 000 IP for 1 IPAM - 2 year forensic information - Its possible on W2012R2 or W16? 

    for this setup - what HW configuration is requied for this setup? how to calculate that?

    2. SQL database - can i share same database for 2 IPAM server for load balancing?

    THX

    Friday, November 4, 2016 12:36 PM

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  • Hi Sasula,

    >> i need about 250, DNS and DHCP servers with 50 000 IP for 1 IPAM - 2 year forensic information - Its possible on W2012R2 or W16? 

    A single IPAM server could support up to 150 DHCP servers and 500 DNS servers, a single IPAM server has been tested to support up to 6000 DHCP scopes and 150 DNS zones.

    Here is information about IPAM for your reference:

    IPAM Deployment Planning

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj878312(v=ws.11).aspx

    >> SQL database - can i share same database for 2 IPAM server for load balancing?

    You could deploy load balance for SQL database.

    Please check the article below to move IPAM data base from windows internal database to SQL server:

    Moving IPAM Database from Windows Internal Database (WID) to SQL server located on the same server

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/yagmurs/2014/07/31/moving-ipam-database-from-windows-internal-database-wid-to-sql-server-located-on-the-same-server/

    Here is information about load balance for your reference:

    Overview of Network Load Balancing

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725691(v=ws.11).aspx

    Best Regards

    John


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    Monday, November 7, 2016 6:03 AM
  • Thank you for your reply.

    So limits is same as for version W2012. I internaly hope for better numbers for server 2016.

    Migration is not neccecary, i can build it new.

    My primary question in my mind if MS IPAM is comparable with Ifoblox, QIP, etc. Or if its stil something in category "nice to have" but no so much powerfull.

    for examle IP address inventory - filled by PS scripting is little nonsence - Monitoring tool must monitor continula every server undet treir management.

    What is your recomendation for my design

    250 DNS& DHCP servers, 50 000 IPs. 200 Branches maximal 2000 people in locality.
    2 IPAM server - with shared SQL database? OR 2 separate IPAMs?

    Monday, November 7, 2016 11:19 AM
  • Hi Sasula,

    >> So limits is same as for version W2012. I internaly hope for better numbers for server 2016.

    You could check article below to understand difference of IPAM between windows 2012 and windows 2016:

    What's New in IPAM

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/networking/technologies/ipam/what-s-new-in-ipam?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    >> My primary question in my mind if MS IPAM is comparable with Ifoblox

    You could deploy IPAM based on your requirement.

    >> What is your recomendation for my design

    250 DNS& DHCP servers, 50 000 IPs. 200 Branches maximal 2000 people in locality. 2 IPAM server - with shared SQL database? OR 2 separate IPAMs?

    Issue seems to be too complicated to discuss in a forum.

    I suggest you open a case with Microsoft, more in-depth investigation can be done so that you would get a more satisfying explanation and solution to this issue.

    Here is the link:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/contactus81?Audience=Commercial&wa=wsignin1.0

    Best Regards

    John


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    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 9:22 AM