New Linux server in a mixed environment

Hi-
I need to be aware of all the pitfalls that go with setting up a new Linux server on a new network. Please be general and/or specific as to what questions I need to ask someone who would understand this.
I very much appreciate it.
Thanks.
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TobiasHolmCommented:
Hi!

"all the pitfalls" is quite difficult to cover without specific questions.

Do you have a specific question?

My best tip for you is to setup a test environment first, then you'd know most of the pitfalls.

Regards, Tobias
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mccrackyCommented:
It depends so much on what you are doing.  Are you going to set up the server as a standalone proxy or web/intranet server?  DHCP? DNS?  or just a NAS like Openfiler?  or a full blown Zentyal or ClearOS or SME Server?

Most things are no problem at all.  AD integration is a little more involved, but not a problem.  

Is this a transition phase or will it stay a mixed server environment?

There are many more questions, but yours is too general to say much more.
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
To what extend do computers link to others.... (in general)

1) they use power & produce heat. -  so if the fues are too small or that airco is at its MAX they might start trouble.
2) they have network connectivity. - so any linkup might cause a array of problems duplicate addresses, bad interaction with other equipment etc.
3) they run programs. - to what extend is there any incompatibality with existing setups
4) configuration of programs. ....
5) bugs & short commings in programs...
6) programs & systems are managed by humans, giving a new domain of challenges
7) programs & systems are used by humans, giving another set.
...

So the domain is too large, and just mentioning the new system is linux doesn't really help in reducing the options.
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