3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 20, 2012 6:23 AM by MarXtar

    Single, global LANDesk server

    Apprentice

      What would be some of the pros and cons of have a single, global LANDesk server? Is this even something that is recommended by LANDesk?

       

      Some things that I thought of was:

       

      1. Single point of failure for the LANDesk environment.

      2. Client management/upgrading global clients.

      3. Potential network issues (some LANDesk services that we use may need to be turned off because of this).

      4. Bandwidth constraints

       

      Any ideas or has anyone gone this route before? Would it be smarter to have some type of regional setup (europe, asia/pacific, americas)?

       

       

      Thanks for any input on this!

        • 1. Re: Single, global LANDesk server
          MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

          Hi Chris,

           

          It isn't unusual to have a single core server covering everywhere but whether this is good for your business depends on both physical and operational factors. ProCon lists can be very long for this so I'd recommend you speak to someone about this in your environment or at least give a bit more info such as how large your environment is and what services you ideall want to take advantage of. Any indication of how independent your regional IT departments are would also help.

           

          Mark McGinn

          MarXtar Ltd

          http://landesk.marxtar.co.uk

          LANDesk Silver ESP

           

          The One-Stop Shop for LANDesk Enhancements

          - Wake-On-WAN - Distributed Wake-On-LAN, Scheduled Power Down, and SWDist Sequencing

          - State Notifier - Real-Time Device & User State Inventory Updating & Alerting

          • 2. Re: Single, global LANDesk server
            Apprentice

            Thanks for the response and sorry for the delay with getting back here.

            Well a little bit about my environment. We currently have 6 LANDesk servers in place. Two in the Americas, two in Europe, and two in Asia/Pacific. Each has one server for the desktop/laptop environment and one for servers. We have a user base of about 15,000 and a machine base of about 27,000. Each area has control of their own environments and it's not standard across the board (although there are things that are similar for each site).  We wanted to know how feasible it would be to consolidate all of this down to a single LANDesk system (not necessarily one server but rather one global environment). It wouldn't be too much of an issue to give up rights to modify each area as long as the administrators of those locations could add/remove items from that global instance as needed.

            Granted, it would be a lot of work, but it would mean standardization for us.

            • 3. Re: Single, global LANDesk server
              MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

              Hi,

               

              Yes this is feasible although I wouldn't attempt to put this into a single core both for the performance requirement and the need for local authority. You can certainly have a single 'system' as such and you could either have these operating semi-independently or you could have a master core and use synchronisation so that items you want to be globally assigned can be while still having local authority and flexibility.

               

              I would recommend you work with a partner with experience dealing with this kind of dsitributed environment for this since the design is an important part of this and difficult to really handle this within the community to any great extent. More3 than happy to discuss with you offline if you want even if just to point you in the direction of a suitable regional partner.

               

              Mark McGinn

              MarXtar Ltd

              http://landesk.marxtar.co.uk

              LANDesk Silver ESP

               

              The One-Stop Shop for LANDesk Enhancements

              - Wake-On-WAN - Distributed Wake-On-LAN, Scheduled Power Down, and SWDist Sequencing

              - State Notifier - Real-Time Device & User State Inventory Updating & Alerting

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