On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 09:28:15 AM Ludwig Nussel wrote:
I'm currently investigating whether and how openSUSE is used in
larger deployments. Does anyone know someone who manages like let's
say 30 or more openSUSE machines at once? I'm interested in e.g.
what tools are used in such a scenario and what rough edges in the
distro we maybe have that could be improved.
Currently we have 350 elementary and junior high schools that use 21 PC loaded
with openSUSE Edu Li-f-e 11.3 and 11.4 in their lab. In total there are around
2300 11.3 and the rest are 11.4. We maintain a local update repository in SLES
11 SP1. 11.3 is outdated now and we think to upgrade it to 12.1 but we still
don't find the easiest way to do this actually. We think to upgrade all the PC
locally using DVD. The problem is the schools are dispersed and the connection
to our repository sometimes broken, we use our own private wireless network.
This link http://ict-eqep.com/locations/map_350.html
maybe can help you figure
out how big it is.
We use the PC for e-learning. We setup Moodle in 1 PC in every schools,
synchronize it with the moodle mysql database in our datacenter and pull the
e-learning data from data center. Other 20 PC then access the local e-learning
material using browser.
Actually when installing openSUSE for the first time for this huge amount we
use tools like clonezilla because installing with other method, including
network install taking too much time :)
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