Whether or not your system will support this web server depends on what type of content you want to serve and to how many people. I'm not familiar with any benchmarks, but it is quite likely that the System I is slower per unit of cost. The real question is do you have enough overhead to run the web server you want without adversley affecting existing work loads.

For me this decision was fairly easy because we support a low volume of traffic and although we serve dynamic content it doesn't hit the disk much. Maybe others can give you some better pointers as to how to figure this out.

As far as being difficult to set up, I believe there are two flavors of application server that are supported (hence relatively easy to set up because you can always ask IBM if you get stuck). I've used apache with tomcat to serve up jsp pages with no real problems. This is a downlevel server however, so I would probably look at WebSphere community edition or whatever it is called.

Hope this helps,

Josh



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Booth Martin
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I am hearing that the i5 is slow, setting up a server is difficult,
performance sucks, the security is not what we are used to, and its just
a whole lot easier to use an old PC.



Josh Diggs wrote:
As a general rule I don't get involved in holy wars, or land wars in Asia, but this seems quite reasonable to me. Is there a counter-argument you would like us to take on?

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Subject: I am in a Holy War about webserving from a System i


Is the System i a reasonable way to offer an internal website that will
be displaying System i business data as web pages?





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