What are the effects on IBM® Rational® ClearCase® when a short IP lease is configured for your Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on Microsoft® Windows®?
If the ClearCase client host is a "pure" client (which means the host does not store views or VOBs for other machines to use), the short DHCP lease configuration will not pose any problems to ClearCase operations.
View/VOB Server Host
Now if the ClearCase client or server hosts view and or VOB storage on the machine for other users to access, a short DHCP lease will affect the clients hosts accessing this server.
Note: DHCP will not affect clients that access views or VOBs on its own host.
The clients that access a host with VOB or view storage configured with a short DHCP lease will need to flush the operating system cache (which stores the IP address of the machines it contacts).
ADVISORY: You should always configure ClearCase hosts that have VOB and view storage using a static IP address when possible.
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