We are a K12 school in Michigan and currently have a Novell server infrastructure (mostly OES2 Linux). The district is looking at purchasing Macbooks instead of Windows machines for a one-to-one initiative. I have looked around to see how people are integrating Macs into there eDirectory networks and was curious what other people are doing. I see that I can enable AFP on our OES2 servers but I was wondering how this would scale and if it would be appropriate if we ended up having a thousand devices. Long story short, what would be the best way to support as many as 1500 Macs on a Novell network? Should I just install Mac servers to support them and connect the two directories? What would any of you do in this situation?

Any suggestions are appreciated,