Under particularly high stress situations, the service console may not have sufficient resources to renew a DHCP lease. For example, the following can occur:
- The service console is not scheduled due to excessive processor loads.
- A high network packet rate creates enough pressure to prevent DHCP responses from reaching the service console.
The DHCP client will only retry lease renewals a limited number of times. If it cannot renew its DHCP lease, the connection to the service console is lost.