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Is it ok for a server to get its IP from a DHCP?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    Does it matter or should it ideally be manually assigned one? I'm running some labs right now, and I cant be bothered to go through the process of finding available IP addresses on the network, apparently I'd have to download some program to get this information.I would have thought cmd/powershell could tell me but cant seem to find a command.
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  2. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

    Its just a test environment so you will be ok. You will find the server you are running will keep the address its get assigned. If you're working with hyper v then you can also use the virtual switch manager to give you a better idea of what the score is whilst not messing with your household connection

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  3. SimonD
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    SimonD Terabyte Poster

    Well you have a DHCP server somewhere, log on to the router and have a look at the lease table.
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