So my company just accquired another and seems they are bigtime users of Sametime IM running off their Notes server. As we are in the Exchange camp they are looking for alternatives. Now there is the IM in Exchange … but they are still hashing out the $ of that. In the meantime I’m here running an Openfire server for a few dozen of the staff at my facility. One of the other IT admins asked me if I could add this new bunch (aprox 250 users) to Openfire … I believe I can but I’m looking for some advise you experts.
As my server started very small and grows by ones & twos I’ve always just added the users by hand. So the first question would be whats the best way to get a batch of pople in… I see there is an XMP import but also I guess I could bring them in via LDAP / AD? Any opinions on that?
Second question would be we’re all on a WAn with 1.5M or 3M T1’s … that will be changing to 10M MPLS this year but for now would a single server handle it over a WAN connection? My thought was to spin up anew VM dedicated to Openfire … … I don’t know what the available server realestate for this new outfit is … would the WAN connection work? I have sime epople running SPARk over the wan now an dthey say it’s fine but I’m not sure where that starts to breadk down.
What kind of size limits are we talking about? If this new outfir goes on I’m wondeing if I am going to see the environment grow from there … to say 500 or maybe 750 … not sure … Should I think about starting the new server with it’s own DB?