davecb at canada.sun.com
Fri Feb 22 10:49:10 GMT 2002
Stephen M Brochu wrote:
> I am currently running SAMBA with a
> little over 100 people hitting it a day.
> These people are pulling large CAD files
> through SAMBA. I am going to purchase a
> new server to handle this load but i'm
> not sure what I should look at for
> memory and cpu. I was thinking of doing
> a Sun 420R with 4GB of Ram and 4 cpu's.
> I really could use some suggestions as
> to what I should be looking for.
If you're using a Sun now, I can
help. First, plan to measure your
existing system, and secondly see
for some background.
I'll need to sun sar -o (the low-load
mode of that program) and a measurement
program during a normal day, so we
can see what's being done. Then we'll
do come sizing.
[ps: 4*420R CPUS will support ~82 MB/S of throughput,
the equivalent of 149 disks and 7 100Mbit/S
ethernets: I don't think it will run out of CPU]
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