Quote:> Can anyone help with to get a rough estimate of the number of systems they
> manage. We are trying to get some info on this. Currently work in a group of
> 9 admins supporting around 400 Solaris, Irix, HP-UX, AIX, Linux and FreeBSD
> systems. Plus performing backups on around 500 PC's. We don't have to support
> Microsoft apps. That is another group. Are there any web sites out there that
> have this kind of info. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you
> very much.
I manage (solo) a cluster of 11 SGIs and 2 xterms, as well as a few
other SGIs. In the end, if you do things intelligently, there should
be no difference between maintaining 1+N machines and 1+(2N) machines
(where N is the number of clients, and the 1 is their server, etc).
Every change I make is done to all clients together. Of course, this
only works for each type of architecture. In your case, you've got
6 architectures, so assuming a server and clients for each that gets
up to the equivalent of 12 machines (if managed intelligently), in my
book. By comparison, I'd say I effectively manage 4 machines (a
server and clients for 6.5.6, a 6.2 standalone, and give help on a few
5.3 standalone's). But I'm doing this in my spare time for free as a
hobby, and you're (presumably) getting paid to work full time....
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