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    Network File Server Performance in a University Environment - A Case Study (Proposal)

    Background and Definition

    Novell’s NetWare file server software product is widely used. At this university alone there are over 20 Novell NetWare file servers, servicing over 300 personal computers. These computers reside both in general access student microcomputer labs and in faculty and staff offices. The servers are used to provide access to shared applications and shared data. Microcomputers in the student labs are diskless clients, using the file server for nearly all disk resources. The performance of the file server in this environment is paramount to creating an efficient computing environment.