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Cluster may fail if IP address used from DHCP server

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If a server runs Microsoft Cluster Server and the installed network adapters obtain IP addresses from a DHCP server, the ability to access the cluster may be compromised.

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Microsoft Cluster Server expects the primary address on configured network cards to remain available. If a leased address expires and cannot be renewed, network connectivity may be lost. As a result, failures may occur within the cluster.

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To prevent IP address failure and other problems, use a static IP address for network adapters installed in cluster nodes. Static addresses will ensure availability of critical IP addresses and will further ensure high availability of important resources.

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Keywords: KB170771, kbsetup, kbinfo

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Article Info
Article ID : 170771
Revision : 8
Created on : 2/26/2007
Published on : 2/26/2007
Exists online : False
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