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Re: [K12OSN] How many users?

I've sketched it out on paper several times.  :-)

The file servers are easy.  Are you going to stick with Novell, use nfs,
or using Windows file sharing?

Do you want to run all of the desktops in a thin client mode or do
some of them need to be 'thick'?  Guessing from the number of users, 
the desktops will be used by more than one person, implying 24x7 

What application are the desktops running?

Basically you take a swag at how many users per server, then start 
figuring out how many servers you will need.  Build a lab setup and
test your hypothesis.

Jim Wildman, CISSP, RHCE                                jim rossberry com

On Sun, 5 Jan 2003, Steve Wright wrote:

> Jeffrey O'Hara wrote:
> >Just curious, how many users are people are supporting? There has been
> >interest in switching to a Linux based solution in our environment
> >(probably just servers only?.  Due to our large environment things could
> >get hairy if we don't plan correctly.  Currently we are running novell
> >and groupwise mail for our servers.  We have 22 buildings all networked
> >through a wan (t1 access to the CO riding down a channelized t3 to our
> >main administrative building) I'm looking at aproximately @3000 desktops
> >and @22 file servers and @14000 users (i think).  Anyone done
> >installations this large? 
> >
> 8-)  desktops? no.
> I would love to see K12LTSP capable of these sorts of numbers..  but an 
> entire rethink will be in order.
> The issues for large-scale K12LTSP are roughly ;
> Server Performance
> Switch up-link performance
> Centralising administration
> Distributing the /home directory globally
> Seperating and then abstracting various network services
> Abstracting the Server Install/upgrade procedure
> regards,
> Steve
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