number of printers queues for cluster print server

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Oseborn, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Oseborn

    Oseborn Guest


    Do you know if there is a technical limit of the number of printers queues
    for a cluster print server.

    Many Thanks.
    Oseborn, Jun 12, 2007
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  2. Hmm, great question. I have not seen one. I have heard of 500 or more on a
    single server. I would think disk and network would be the bottleneck before
    clustering would be.


    Rodney R. Fournier
    MVP - Windows Server - Clustering - Clustering Website - Blog - Cluster Training is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner
    Rodney R. Fournier [MVP], Jun 12, 2007
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  3. Oseborn

    Oseborn Guest

    Maybe there is no limit :
    Extrait :
    How many printer resources can be hosted on a cluster?

    A. The number of printers is limited by the number of resources the cluster
    can support, however, as the number of printers increases, so will the time
    to failover.

    1.1. Clustered Print Server
    Microsoft has studied clustered print server performance at many customer
    sites. Using this information, a clustered print server consisting of a
    two-node cluster was selected to test print server performance internally.
    Each system in the cluster was configured as described in the following
    System Manufacturer Compaq
    System Model ProLiant DL380 G2
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~1396 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Compaq P24, 12/11/2001
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 53.66 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 875.91 MB
    Available Virtual Memory 517.17 MB
    Page File Space 620.38 MB
    Based on these tests, Microsoft found that such a clustered system could be
    used to host up to 2,500 printers and service up to 10,000 clients running a
    mix of Windows operating system versions.
    Oseborn, Jun 12, 2007
  4. Rodney R. Fournier [MVP], Jun 12, 2007
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    Oseborn, Jun 22, 2007
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