[K12OSN] Splitting the load (ie, oo.org server)

Shawn Powers spowers at inlandlakes.org
Fri Apr 16 13:33:12 UTC 2004

Is there anywhere that how exactly to "split the load" is documented?  In my 
latest meeting about implementing LTSP, the decision has been to have the 
entire district running thin clients.  (this means I get to upgrade our 
entire LAN to gig backbone, which is cool)  Anyway, to service 150ish 
clients, I'll need to break up the load significantly.

Is it documented how to divide what clients boot from what server?  Or how to 
do the SSH forwarding to get a "mozilla" server and a "ooo" server?  I'm not 
really interested in dynamically picking a server, but rather, just saying 
LAB-A boots from SERVER-1 and LAB-B boots from SERVER-2 -- even though they 
are all in the same LAN.

Also, which method is better?  Separate servers for specific applications, or 
separate servers for groups of clients (each server running everything)?

I assume a central DHCP server could delegate these things to each client -- 
am I right?  If so, how?  Where do I look to find this out?

Thanks to all,

Shawn Powers
Technology Director
Inland Lakes Schools
PHN: 231-238-6868 x9174
FAX: 509-356-7024
spowers at inlandlakes.org

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