Using LVS to Load Balance DHCP Requests

Rob ipvsuser at
Thu Jan 18 16:41:06 GMT 2007

Shaun Mccullagh wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm thinking of using LVS to load balance DHCP requests between two new
> DHCP servers. Of course DHCP uses UDP so I wonder if LVS can load
> balance UDP?
> Or should I think of using something else?
> TIA 
> Shaun


Do you have a mechanism so that both servers know about leases created by the
other server (so they both know which IPs are still available to lease out)?
If so, LVS should work fine AFAIK.

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