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    [SIMS] Phil 1. "Taking a pupil off role doesn't remove...

    Phil
    1. "Taking a pupil off role doesn't remove them from the system." Yes fully understand that.
    2. "Most schools wish to retain information for legitimate purposes for many many years in case of...
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    [SIMS] Document retention within SIMS

    This question is directed at Phil from Capita I think.

    What document retention policies and processes are in place within SIMS? eg. You attach a document to a student record be they linked...
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    Davit

    Sorry can't answer your question at present but you may be able to help with mine? Exchange transport rules on O365
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    James Really useful advice in your article...

    James

    Really useful advice in your article about implementing Office 365. CSO it will be. If (after a time) for the sake of argument a school has a locally implemented Exchange 2013 instance and...
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    Your IOmeter results are from within the VM? - YES

    Your IOmeter results are from within the VM? - YES
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    2483924840Update II (this time it's personal) ...

    2483924840Update II (this time it's personal)

    Ended up ditching NexentaStor community as we got better performance from raw disks. The final configuration we ended up with was:-

    Dell R720,...
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    Update on progress of VDI OK so we were going...

    Update on progress of VDI

    OK so we were going to buy Atlantis ILIO (diskless) for 50 desktops, which turned out to be about £3,000. Expensive but seemed worth it. After much testing we found that...
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    SIMS "In Touch" issues

    Has anyone come across an issue where SIMS "In Touch" works for 3-4 days then stops (the rest of SIMS continues to work OK). When the issue occurs you cannot log onto the server interactively (or...
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    The reason I ask is that several schools in the...

    The reason I ask is that several schools in the local area report consumable costs ranging from £20-30,000 pa!
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    The cost of printing

    I was not sure where to put this particular post but here seems to be the most appropriate place.

    We have 63 managed printers (ranging from HP 2055, HP4250, HPM401 etc). The school has 1450...
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    Running 50 VMs on a Dell R720 256Gb memory 2 x 8...

    Running 50 VMs on a Dell R720 256Gb memory 2 x 8 core 2GHz processors using 6 x 146Gb 15K SAS drives RAID 10 for snapcones. ESX1 5.0 VMware View Premium - 35 Wyse V10Ls internally 15 staff VM...
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    How are you licensing students for external...

    How are you licensing students for external access?
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    Even having read and re-read the licensing...

    Even having read and re-read the licensing documents over a long period of time, I'm still confused about this. We have VDA licenses for the Thin Clients but as for external access I'm still not...
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    As well as the VDA licensing have you also...

    As well as the VDA licensing have you also factored in the cost of the Core CALS and the MS Office CALs needed as they are not covered through your normal EES or SA
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    If we're being honest. It's not about you, it's...

    If we're being honest. It's not about you, it's about the needs of the school. If Google + addresses their needs then I'm afraid you're going to have to suck it up and make the change. As stated...
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    Crikey Moses! That must be one hell of a UPS....

    Crikey Moses! That must be one hell of a UPS. Ours last 30 minutes max. We have a Powerchute script that runs after 4 minutes of no power that shuts down all the VMs.
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    As long as you (and users) accept that a) all the...

    As long as you (and users) accept that a) all the VMs on that host will need to be re-provisioned each time the host reboots b) The work done in that session will be lost. Having said that how often...
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    What about the replication server for diskless?...

    What about the replication server for diskless? Atlantis recommend having one to maintain session sate in the event of failure. Still if your users accept this..
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    Mine is an R720 with 2 x 2Hz 8 core processors...

    Mine is an R720 with 2 x 2Hz 8 core processors 256Gb memory and 12 x146Gb 15K drives RAID 10 (to get the IOPs) running ESXi with Atlantis ILIO (in memory). This will support between 50 and 70 VMs (we...
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    Although we have just replaced the 4 ESXs...

    Although we have just replaced the 4 ESXs supporting the VDI with one and (thanks to funscott pointing us in the direction of Atlantis ILIO) are giving it another go. Even if it doesn't work as...
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    Guilty m'lud.

    Guilty m'lud.
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    When I were a lad, we had a pen and some paper if...

    When I were a lad, we had a pen and some paper if you were lucky! Any you try and tell the young people of today that.. and they won' believe you.
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    Interesting, I take it you have had a bad...

    Interesting, I take it you have had a bad experience of VDI.
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    What are the requirements on the hosts? If you...

    What are the requirements on the hosts? If you are running 50 VMs per host at say 2Gb memory per VM and a 30Gb VM HD how much memory would you need when running the Atlantis solution?
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    We have 100 of the (now Dell) Wyse V10L s with...

    We have 100 of the (now Dell) Wyse V10L s with Thin OS. They work fine with both terminal services, which runs on half of them and VDI which runs on the other half. If I could improve the VDI...
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