Printer server suggestions?
Status: SS1000 (primary) SS1000 (backup)
Solaris 2.3 Solaris 2.3
220 users 20 users
100 printers print client
Both systems are connected to Xylogic terminal servers.
Net 201 four terminal servers
Net 200 three terminal servers
Using rlogin for users
Using rtelnet for printers
/var/spool on primary is about 500 meg.
We get about 50 to 75 print jobs an hour.
Size of print jobs are between 1000 to 300,000 bytes.
Most are probably in the 1000's
We want to offload printing to a seperate system.
Ideal print server(?):
Sparc system (sparc 2 or maybe try x86)
Supporting three networks
200 & 201 for attaching to the terminal servers
202 for talking with the hosts. Less traffic on the user's net.
at least 500 meg for /var/spool
I know this will be very I/O intensive system.
Can anyone suggest what kind of power could be used?
Could I use Solaris x86 to support this kind of load or should I stick to a
I am thinking allong the lines of a Sparc 2/Classic or should I set my sights a
Thanks for any help given.
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