On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 10:03:55AM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
Le Mer 30 mai 2007 09:09, Patrice Dumas a écrit :
> On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 10:14:21PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
>> I call crap on that. I was a single systems person for a bunch of
>> systems for a long time. You keep your sanity by enforcing policy
>> you can do that by using the tools available to you to simplify the
>> tasks. You don't need homogeneous hw, you need LARGELY homogeneous
>> So you limit the processor archs and you try to focus things down as
>> much as possible.
> It isn't necessarily enough. Do you consider a mix of centos4 and
> fedora to be homogeneous?
Once you have a largely homegeneous hw parc you can deploy homogenous
But the systems may serve different purposes like number crunchers
(stable and secure, long-lived and low maintenance components aka
RHEL/CentOS/SL) vs desktops (bigger choice, fresher content aka
Fedora). Is strongly assume this is Patrice's need for separation.
That's the main point of having homegeneous hw. If one
could sanely deploy the same sw platform on heterogeneous hw having
homogenous hw would not matter as much.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net