Perhaps there is a need for ways or a process for everyone to learn what
is now available and appropriate for their situation. This may be a
task for the communication committee. How can we better communicate or
make available information of what already exists. Do we have a
university wide map of all the servers and operating systems in use and
do we have a way of evaluating their performance, or comparing their
performance? How about using the Persius polling software to shed more
light on this?
Greg MacKinnon wrote:
> Thank you, Jess. You have made the case for CIT central services with more
> eloquence that I could muster.
> I would add only the following:
> > FYI - we are using other "flavors" of unix as well these days.. Solaris
> > and Linux mainly. We use the best tool for the job.
> > > - departments invest lots of money in Linux, NT, Novell and their
> > > share of services and applications,
> > > - my manager wants something on his table ASAP,
> > > - my manager wants something reliable which I will be responsible for,
> We also maintain NetWare-based file and print servers, NetWare based lab
> management servers, an NT-based communications security server, and NT 4
> Terminal server with Citrix MetaFrame services, a Linux "game server" for the
> students. Additionally, we are considering a Windows 2000 Antivirus
> management solution, new types of file services, NT-based web-survey tools,
> and other cross-platform solutions too numerous to mention.
> We use the tool for the job with an eye on security, stability, and
> cross-platform authentication, NOT some blind OS-bias. We may see more
> NT/2000 in CIT in the future, we may not. It all depends on the needs of the
> -Greg MacKinnon
> Systems Administrator
> CIT Client Services
> University of Vermont