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Re: [K12OSN] Servers, K12LTSP, and workstation numbers, etc.

On 7/25/06, Les Mikesell <les futuresource com> wrote:
On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 08:26 -0700, Huck wrote:
> So Jim,
> You just bond two Gig-E NICS, and plug them into  two separate physical
> switches and say one switch heads off to LAB A(25 thin clients) and the
> other to Building B(20 thin clients).
> And you don't have to touch DNS configuration or anything?

Bonded NICs have to go to the same switch and will help if the
bottleneck is only within the interface to that switch.  If you
have many clients connected to other ports on the same switch it
will probably help. If you have clients distributed across many
switches connected with a 1 gig backbone, it won't help as
much to give the server a 2 gig uplink to its nearby switch.

Buy two of these 48 port switches
48port (100 Mbps) + 4 1000 Mbps
aggregate 2 of the 1000Mbps ports into a trunk to the second switch. So you have 2 1000Mbps ports going to the server (bonded). And the other two going to the other switch as a trunk. 96 ports total. They cost $350 USD each at newegg after $50 rebate.


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