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2012 R2 DHCP scope limits RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, just a quick question - is there a limit to the no. of DHCP scopes that can be created on any one DHCP server?

    Planning for the following:

    - 2 x Win 2012 R2 DHCP servers

    - 4000 scopes on each DHCP server in a load balanced failover relationship

    From my understanding, server resources is the only limitation but none from a software perspective.

    Monday, October 10, 2016 12:55 AM

Answers

  • Hi Chas,

    As far as I know, there's no limit of DHCP scopes that can be created on DHCP server 2012R2 on service level; while your hardware and computer performance need to support the heavy load if you create multiple scopes on one DHCP server.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:58 AM
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  • You understood it right - there is no hardcoded limit on number of DHCP scopes you can create, so it will only be limited by server and network performance. Take a look at  Scalability Test Results for Windows Server 2012 DHCP Server - it will give you a good indication of what kind of capacity you can expect from a DHCP server running on a typical server hardware.

    Gleb.

    Monday, October 10, 2016 6:52 AM

All replies

  • Hi Chas,

    As far as I know, there's no limit of DHCP scopes that can be created on DHCP server 2012R2 on service level; while your hardware and computer performance need to support the heavy load if you create multiple scopes on one DHCP server.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, October 10, 2016 5:58 AM
    Moderator
  • You understood it right - there is no hardcoded limit on number of DHCP scopes you can create, so it will only be limited by server and network performance. Take a look at  Scalability Test Results for Windows Server 2012 DHCP Server - it will give you a good indication of what kind of capacity you can expect from a DHCP server running on a typical server hardware.

    Gleb.

    Monday, October 10, 2016 6:52 AM
  • Hi Chas,

    Could the above replies be of help?

    If yes, you may mark useful replies as answer, if not, feel free to feed back.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 8:38 AM
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