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Design and Implement Network Infrastructure Services

Chapter summary

  • The DHCP server role in Windows Server 2012 provides for redundancy with split scope, failover through hot standby and load sharing, and failover clustering.

  • Failover clustering enables both servers to assign DHCP information by sharing the same DHCP database on a shared storage location.

  • DHCP filtering configures how the server to responds to clients by using link-layer MAC addresses.

  • The DHCP Management Pack, part of System Center Operations Manager, enables monitoring and reporting of the DHCP service.

  • The DNS service supports configurations to enhance security including DNSSEC, DNS socket pool, and cache locking.

  • You can manage and audit IP addresses in IPAM. You also can provision IPAM with IP addresses that are managed by other DHCP servers.