Static to DHCP Adressing Planning

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    My organization is about to embark on a journey into the world of DHCP. Currently we have a static enviroment with around 650 hosts. Our main application has recently allowed support for DHCP based clients using a hostnames/DNS setup.

    In our enviroment we have 13 VLANS that we support. We plan to setup a DHCP scope for each VLAN to support up to 200 DHCP hosts on our 6509 Core switch.

    Is there anyway to turn on DHCP on each VLAN while we still have static hosts, but yet prevent ip address conflicts?

    As of right now, we figure that we will have to change each host manually to recieve an IP address. I have seen scripts on the internet that will automate the process, but have to be ran as an administrator. Anyone have a suggestion for this?

    Also, what else should we take in to consideration regarding the project?

    We want to make sure that we plan this project out correctly and try to avoid and extra work for us. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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