Well if your Web pages are already on an AS400 there is NO conversion to moving to a second box. Now you have redundancy! The AS400 is much more scalable than NT. Easier to manage one box instead of an array of NTs. It is much easier to get data from an AS400 with an AS400. As for sizing, how much of your 720 is being utilized for your web serving during peak web loads? Multiply by CPW of the 720 then by 5 and get a system with a CPW of at least that. The system will now use 20% of the CPU for serving and give you 4x growth with out a hiccup. (i.e.. 5% of 720 @ 240 CPW x 5 = 60 CPW or less than the smallest 170 you can buy.) I like to have 2 LAN cards, each plugged into different hubs. Each LAN interface has a separate IP address and use a Virtual IP for access to the server. Have 2 routes setup in your router. If one goes down, the other still runs and the users don't know the difference. I would put as much memory as I can afford for the model and as many disk arms as it will hold. This will give you the best performance for the model of AS400 you purchase. Christopher K. Bipes mailto:ChrisB@Cross-Check.com Sr. Programmer/Analyst mailto:Chris_Bipes@Yahoo.com CrossCheck, Inc. http://www.cross-check.com 6119 State Farm Drive Phone: 707 586-0551 x 1102 Rohnert Park CA 94928 Fax: 707 586-1884 If consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, only geniuses work here. Karen Herbelin - Readers Digest 3/2000 -----Original Message----- From: Mike Naughton [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 6:55 AM To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com Subject: AS/400 As Web Server Hi All, Currently, we've got a production AS/400 (9406-720) that we're also using as our web server (running Domino). Our web team has been discussing getting a second box of some sort to put outside the firewall, to act as a sort of "public" server -- it would handle our internet site and pass any requests for more secure information back through the firewall. The team has been assuming that it wouldn't make much difference what kind of box this second server is (they've been leaning towards "N---T---"), but recently the question was raised as to whether there might be particular advantages to using a small AS/400 (oops, I mean iSeries eServer). I figure this list would recommend this idea -- my question is, what sorts of arguments would you use to convince an AS/400-agnostic that this would be a good choice? Also, would anyone have any general recommendations for what size/features would be appropriate? TIA, Mike Naughton +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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