On 02/21/2007 10:18 PM, Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 22:13:02 -0600
> "Dave Grundgeiger" <dave.grundgeiger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> There are two things that I would be concerned about. The first is
>> performance--you do pay a price for the virtualization layer, and you say
>> these are old boxes. Second is licensing--you'll still need a Windows
>> license for each virtual machine.
> just an idea - what if the lab was set up with Edubuntu/ ltsp using all the
> boxes as thin clients, and running vmware only on the application server,
> which would be obviously a much more powerful machine ?
> In this case you are only running windows in *one* virtual machine,
> ( one license?) and assuming that the server has enough power to handle the
> thin clients all running from it, you also negate the performance hit from
> using old boxes.
Interesting idea. It's not that there is _no_ budget for hardware. If
the existing boxes could be preserved, the limited funding could be used
for more of a server if that would really work. I do wonder about the
license issue. I would think that to be legal you need a license for
each concurrent instance, thin client or no. The existing boxes are
> I have no idea if this would work - it just came to mind.
> Oliver? Any other Edubuntu / ltsp gurus?
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