First, you should read the section "Determining Server and Storage
Requirements" in the User Management manual that can be found at
www.apple.com/server/documentation for a basic overview.
Then I would have to say I agree with others that, yes, this server
should be able to handle 50 home directories, even 50 concurrently
connected users, with the already mentioned caveats of disk
throughput, network configuration, and, probably most important of
all, environment-specific variables of which we're completely unaware.
And it's those unknown variables in particular that make a hard and
fast recommendation impossible.
On 8/15/05, Ferdinand Fuchs <email@hidden> wrote:
> we are thinking about to buy a second xserve dual 2ghz g5. our first
> xserve is open directory master, fileserver for windows- and mac
> clients and netbootserver for our installation-images.
> the second should serve homefolders. we have 50 imac g5 (10.3.9 and
> 10.4.2) that use at the moment the "portable home" feature. now we
> would like to transform this 50 clients into real homefolder users.
> unfortunately I couldn't find in the apple documentation how many
> homefolder/clients a xserve g5 can handle. the imac user are normal
> office-user (besides they make very large powerpoint-presentations)
> so I would like to ask you about experiences - thanks in advance!
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