Secondary DHCP Server is not Assigning Addresses

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    I want to create a secondary backup DHCP server in the event our primary server is down and cannot assign ip addresses. But the secondary server is not assigning IP addresses when I turn off the DHCP services on the primary.

    Here is what I have setup. 80/20 rule

    Our primary DHCP server is on network 172.16.0.1 – and I have 80% of the IP addresses setup to assign here.

    Secondary DHCP server is on a different network 192.168.0.1 – Then I have the IP range at 20% here

    Is that a problem if my secondary server is on a different network? How does the DHCP request know to broadcast over to a different network or does it?

    We have over 225 users on our 172.16.0.1 network.

    The 192.16.0.1 network is our data center where our file servers are located. So no clients on this network that need it.

    Any ideas on this. I can’t seem to find what I am doing wrong.

    Thanks for any help!

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