• how things went
    • NFS is redone with NSS from Dell – high availability
    • very little down time
    • labs are generally 3/4 full
    • when project is due, nearly all labs filled
    • doubled amount of storage per user, can go higher
    • do we want to provide this service for everyone? not everyone needs this.
    • mount student directory onto lab machines?
  • network infrastructure
    • spring/summer project
    • just lost 3 good students
    • new switches installed
    • configure and move over 1 to 10 Gbps in the core, eventually get 10 Gbps fiber into student labs and research labs, move to Cat 6, need to replace fiber – 2 to 3 years out
    • phase in costs and 2-3 days of downtime per lab, need to buy new switches too
    • $3,000 switch per lab, and 15 open labs, 18 research labs
  • Fall
    • changing all our images so we are running Windows on a VM and every machine is Linux – all labs exactly the same
    • VM runs faster on SSD than natively on old hard drives
    • any lab configured like any other lab
    • no licensing issues with Windows and software
    • by Fall, half machines in open labs ready to go with this
    • other half in two years (we do half machines every 2 years)
  • survey
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