[ubuntu-uk] OpenSSI on Ubuntu (with LTSP thrown in for good measure)

Alistair Crust alistair at skegnessgrammar.org
Wed Jan 30 09:12:44 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 16:43 +0000, Rob Beard wrote:
... <snip>
> Great thanks, I'll have a look.  I dare say the one server which we're
> going to use (Core2Quad 2.4GHz with 4GB memory) will be over kill for
> the 6 clients we're going to have attached, but the geek in me would
> also like to play with clustering.

We have 3 * HP Proliant DL140 G2 (Dual, dual core Zeons with 8Gb Ram)
running 150~ clients. The interesting thing for performance is a really
fast disk read, we use 2 * 18Gb SCSI ultra320 with RAID 1.

How would you deal with users home directories? We have a dedicated
server with NFS+NIS that allows the 3 LTSP Servers to mount home over
NFS and authenticate from NIS. So as far as management or users go its a
doddle, as you have all the users home directories etc in one place (for
the paranoid, you could also load balance/failover these services too).

Kind regards
Alistair Crust <alistair at skegnessgrammar.org>
Systems Administrator
Skegness Grammar School
Vernon Road
Tel: 01754610000

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