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When there is a need for hundreds or thousands thin clients, you need a ltsp-cluster. Read more about ltsp-cluster:


In this guide we install very basic, but working ltsp-cluster for testing and studying purpose. We use here "A setup with internet connection" from wiring howto:


We need two x86_64/amd64 servers. First one is root server for all thin clients. Second one is application server for all thin clients in this guide. In the real world you need more than one application server, of course. And one server for home files (NFS) and one server for managing all the users (openLDAP). But as we said – this is very basic ltsp-cluster, just something to get familiar and start with.

Here is Stéphane Graber's excellent guide:


We have named two server this way.

Ltsp-root01 – | Ltsp-appserv01 –

Both servers need to know each others.


cat /etc/hosts       localhost   ltsp-root01   ltsp-appserv01

For the installation we need two CD's.

For the root server we need "64-bit PC (AMD64) server install CD". http://releases.ubuntu.com/9.10/

For the application server we need “64-bit PC (AMD64) alternate install CD". http://releases.ubuntu.com/9.10/


Note: somehow the last section disappeared. It has been restored.
Computothought (author) 4 years ago
Mysteriously missing part has been allegedly re-added.
Q-ro4 years ago
¿ is this incomplete or did i get lost somewhere?