Backend SQL and IIS recommendations supporting S10 Clients?

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    AvatarScottPV
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    Hello all,
    We’re attempting to gauge the management server hardware and storage requirements for a Wyse Device Manager installation in my company.

    Anyone have experience with managing more than 2,000 S10 devices over remote WAN links? Any gotchas or regrets? Wyse indicates that an S10 will use 63 bytes of network bandwidth on a partial check-in and then 130 k bytes on a full check-in.

    Thank you,
    _Scott

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    Hi Scott,

    You should not have any issues running WDM over WAN links with the S10. The communication protocol is very light and not chatty at all. I would go into the Configuration Manager – Preferences in WDM after installation and untick SNMP as it is only required for older devices.

    Apart from the Com’s with WDM the S10 will download the wnos.ini file which is about 2Kb so no big problem there. Note it also downloads and wallpaper/screen savers on boot so make these .JPG and keep it small. I saw one site with slow boot times and it turned out to be a 2MB wallpaper was the issue 😀

    The other big plus with the S10 is the firmware is only about 1.5MB which is a huge plus when it comes to upgrade time.

    For the amount of devices you are talking about use a reliable dedicated server, 1 CPU, 1.5GB RAM. I site I saw recently with 3500 devices the WDM SQL database was about 80MB.

    I hope this helps, if you are using WDM Enterprise with DDC and S10’s it works great for distributed sites,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    Many thanks for your reply thinkthin. Your db sizing information really helps my perspective.

    If I were to establish a backend infrastructure using an HP DL380 as the WDM server (IIS) and one additional DL380 as a SQL server (70 Gb db space), this would seem to be the “normal” means of establishing a responsive backend, right? Overkill? If all goes as anticipated, we expect to grow the number of S10s we support to more than 6,000 devices with these two servers.

    Both DL380’s are configured with 2 processors and 4 Gb RAM.

    Thank you,
    _Scott

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    Hi Scott,

    I have used DL360’s in production many times and they are a good selection for a reasonable installation of WDM.

    My personal set up is teamed NIC’s for fault tolerance and move the Inetpub to a partitioned D: drive. (Don’t use 2 separate NICs with IP’s as WDM will not work multihomed)

    Really a second server for SQL is overkill, I would use and existing SQL installation if you have one or just install full SQL locally on the WDM server. It will not have a significant impact on performance. If you do load it all on one box, install SQL to the default C: drive buy set the Database directory to D:/MSSQL.

    Also check out the build docs in the Rapport downloads section on this site, the hotfixes will not be required for WDM 4.5.1 but the general process is still correct,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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