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RE: [K12OSN] Server Specs

Up the RAM to about 4 GB on your "main" server if possible.  You can't
have too much RAM, especially on a terminal server. 

Don't even try to run the File/Print/....  server on 128 MB RAM.  Get
that up to at least 1GB - or more.

Splurge on the server hardware.  Your getting the software for free and
reusing old computers as workstations.  

I am afraid that, if you try to do this with the specs you list here,
you will be disappointed in the performance.  

Server RAM is much cheaper than buying new workstations.

Jim Hays, Technology Director
Monticello CUSD#25
#2 Sage Drive
Monticello, IL  61856
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Phone - 217-762-8511 ext 208
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-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-admin redhat com [mailto:k12osn-admin redhat com] On Behalf
Of Jared Irby
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 3:35 PM
To: k12osn
Subject: [K12OSN] Server Specs

Just got the ok to setup a lab running k12LTSP.  I did a little 
demonstration and showed how our OLD computers could run a nice looking 
OS and be very cheap.  I don't have a big budget but heres what I'm 
   Main Server
      Dual P3 1 ghz, 1.5 gig sdram, (2) 18 gig  SCSI 10k (55mbps), Dual 
Nics, Adapdect 29160 SCSI card......  Is this server config any good? 
 Its gonna be holding about 20 computers in the lab and up to 10 others 
around campus for now.

  File/Print/Web/Filter/Router/Backup yada yada yada
      This  is gonna do pretty much everything except GUI apps. Its 
gonna run squidgaurd and have a firewall. Be a little print server. And 
also be the file and password server for everyones home files.  Its 
gonna be between all the computers in the school (windows computers too)

and the dsl modem.  For this one I am thinking a AMD xp 1700+ 128 mb ram

and 100 gb hard drive for now and dual nics.. How does this one sound.

All this for about $2300. Oh and thats also a nice little 24port switch 
and shipping.  Am I doing the right thing?  Comments grately


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