Setting up new cluster, will 3 servers be enough???
Posted on 2006-05-20
We currently have about 25 Novell servers in our organisation (most of these are departmental and were introdiced on different sites because of slow links to sites etc) and we are finally taking the plunge of migrating our servers to windows 2003.
We have purchased and installed a EMC san and was origionally looking at setting up several department servers connected to the san but after recomendations from dell and looking thought microsoft documentation it looks like a cluster will be the best way to go.
We have aprox 4000 users and most of these people are standard word and excel users. We are looking at setting up 3 servers in our cluster:
1. For users home directories and personal data
2. For group and team storage
3. Print server and fallover for the other 2 servers.
The servers are going to be top spec with 2003 x64.
Dose anyone have any advice or potential pitfalls to avoid ??
will these servers be able to cope with 4000 users??
I havnt got much experiance with windows as a file server and how it performs etc, im an SQL and exchange administrator usually, so any advice would be appreiciated!!