@Wayne-Workman : thanks for the answer. Both the laptop and the Brix mini-pc I use have a wifi adapter that is not standard supported by the Debian installer. But since I intended to deploy using ethernet cable only, I ignored the wlan interface and indeed did not configure it. Hyper-V virtual servers don’t have a wlan adapter, so the error did not occur on that. It seems ics-dhcp has a problem with non-configured adapters.
Note: on Debian 8 (also Ubuntu I think) for the ICS DHCP server it should not be the file:
And also not:
For Debian 8 the correct file is: (it took me some time to figure this out, my Linux is not so good)
There add the line:
Remember @Joe-Gill, the logs you need to view should be those of the “master” nodes. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t see anything, but I found earlier today (23-JUL-2016) that the “halt” is because the node is not a master. I’ve fixed it in the RC-2 and all appears to be working properly now.