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RIS bandwidth intensive?

Posted on 2010-08-27
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EE,

Is their any reason why one would want to setup Server 2003 RIS on a seperate VLAN?

We have a virtual server (ESX) and was requested to put this within a different VLAN. They are sharing the same physical NIC.

My question is what are the load data with RIS when deploying images and can it really bog down the LAN? Current users on the network run a couple thousand.

Thanks again EE
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Putting RIS on a separate VLAN? I'm not exactly sure what that accomplishes... but i'd think it'd make it a bit more complicated to make RIS work if the workstations are in different VLANS as you'd probably have to configure the network settings to allow it to reach over.  I'm not a network engineer so I don't know too much about that. =/
From my experience, we've used RIS to deploy to a machine here and there and it didn't really affect the network that much. We had about 500-600 users on the network. Remember it's basically acting like a file copy - it's transferring the OS system files to the imaged machine, which then completes and starts installation
However, if you plan on doing mass deployments, I don't think RIS would be efficient. It may possibly bog it down and I don't think it allows for multicasting. Not totally sure as we've only used it for the occasional imaging.  

Have you pushed images via RIS? how's it fared so far? Did you notice any slowness?

http://thedailyreviewer.com/windowsxp/view/ris-how-fast-is-it-113156434
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Cool thanks

So is there any reason not to Virtualize RIS? I know some things like Exchange and SCCM we cannot virtualize because we are using R710s and MD3000's and it just can't handl those types of sequential writes or whatever the reason was.

What would you say about this?
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I don't see that problem in doing it.. but I'd advise doing a test and just throwing it up and seeing how/if it affects anything. Just make sure to configure the memory/process limits. We had done this for a different server, and it ended up hogging all the memory when it ran (but then again I don't think we had ours configured 100% properly >__<; )
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