Linux server vs. Windows Server for ClearCase

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gbeister asked on March 23, 2011 - 9:45am | Replies (2).

What actually is the benefit of using Linux as ClearCase server instead of Windows? Is there even a big difference?



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martina replied on March 23, 2011 - 11:10am.

well, apart from the different fan bases there are actually a few technical things to consider.

a lx vob server can be accessed with dynamic views from lx and win clients.
a win vob server can only server snapshot views to lx clients.
if you mix the two, you have to look at interop (samba or netapp).
if your IT department has only knowledge in one of the two, I would go with that unless there is a compelling technical reason to add the other.

I think lx scales better, but win fans will tell you it works just fine with the right network and hw.
Know that IOPs and memory and network will impact performance before many other things, so if you are looking at anything large scale, you get what you pay for.


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gbeister replied on March 28, 2011 - 8:39am.

Thx! So at the end its a fan-issue and as you said a matter of how network is setup. So if we have Linux and Windows views to deal with, a Linux server would be the choice.



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