Hi,

I have seen other people with what I believe is the same problem, but
no answers as of yet.

The issue is that clients do not receive DHCP service when an entire
lab is rebooted, but the dhcp server does not report any errors/issues.

The lab managers have tools (ghost/deepfreeze) that allow them to
reboot an entire lab at one time. We have seen the first reboot go OK,
but in the second and subsequent reboots, more and more clients do not
receive dhcp service. But, this is not always true. Sometimes, not
often, machines will get dhcp service even after multiple reboots. In
other words, I still do not have a clear understanding of what is
happening.

From our DHCP logs:

1) June 14, 2005 102956 AM PDT 209.152.52.216 Dynamic Real Time
SYST23622 01000874D12058 01000874D12058 Start

2) June 14, 2005 102956 AM PDT 209.152.52.216 Dynamic status=0
SYST23622 01000874D12058 01000874D12058 End

3) June 14, 2005 102956 AM PDT 209.152.52.158 Dynamic Real Time
01000874D12058 01000874D12058 Start

4) June 14, 2005 103008 AM PDT 209.152.52.158 Dynamic status=0
01000874D12058 01000874D12058 End

5) June 14, 2005 103026 AM PDT 209.152.52.105 Dynamic Real Time
01000874D12058 01000874D12058 Start

6) June 14, 2005 103026 AM PDT 209.152.52.105 Dynamic status=0
01000874D12058 01000874D12058 End

7) June 14, 2005 103026 AM PDT 209.152.52.72 Dynamic Real Time
01000874D12058 01000874D12058 Start

(Almost a 20 second gap here)


8) June 14, 2005 105806 AM PDT 209.152.52.72 Dynamic status=0
01000874D12058 01000874D12058 End

9) June 14, 2005 105854 AM PDT 209.152.52.208 Dynamic Real Time
SYSTGX270XP 01000874D12058 01000874D12058 Start


I have numbered the lines for discussion purposes.

The time difference between lines 1 through 9 is just 28.56 seconds.
But is that time, the machine used five different IP addresses
(209.152.52.216, 209.152.52.158, 209.152.52.105, 209.152.52.72, &
209.152.52.208).

My questions are:

1) What does status=0 mean?
2) Any thoughts toward a fix?