[Deploying Sakai] Deployment of Sakai Small Organizations

Paul Gibbs pgibbsjr at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 18 06:04:17 PDT 2009


>From my (extremely) limited experience, it may be better to run Sakai in Linux on a W2008 VM than to run it on Windows natively. It is hard to troubleshoot Sakai on Windows because the user base is overwhelmingly Linux-based. Also, for the uninitiated, the ability to rollback to a prior snapshot in Hyper-V or VMWare are extremely helpful in keeping you from shooting yourself in the foot when making changed!

I installed on VMWare ESXi. I am so relieved I went with a VM.

Regarding install---I have a set of instructions for installing on Debian. E-mail me privately if this is something that might help you (it's not ready for primetime yet). After running Moodle, I found the installation process absolutely infuriating.

Paul Gibbs
Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Ross <Paul.Ross at bexleyschools.org>

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 21:24:56 
To: <production at collab.sakaiproject.org>
Subject: [Deploying Sakai] Deployment of Sakai Small Organizations

I am aware that one of the objectives of Sakai 3 is to improve the installation and maintenance process for staff not experience with Java.  The installation process for the current version has been a personal hurdle to overcome.  I would appreciate it if anyone can point me to a source document for a Windows Server 2003/2008 installation and lessons learned you might want to share? 
In reference to deployment models, JumpBox.com (a provider of prepackage open source software) is planning to release a Sakai implementation in the near future, that I believe will increase the potential installation base. JumpBox makes use of a public voting system to determine which applications are selected for deployment, please vote at the URL shown below to elevate the count. (no login required) 
 <http://jumpbox.uservoice.com> http://jumpbox.uservoice.com 
Furthermore I am interested in talking to anyone who is working in a K-12 District using Sakai. 
Paul Ross 
Technology Director 
Bexley City School District, Ohio 
Email: Paul.Ross at bexleyschools.org <mailto:Paul.Ross at bexleyschools.org>  
 Phone: 614-231-7611 ext 5313 

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