This document has been written with the purpose of helping folks interested in deploying the XSCE schoolserver. If you are unsure of whether XSCE is the right solution for your needs or have other questions, please visit the FAQ first.

XSCE deployment guide


This document covers (or links to) the different facets of a technology based deployment with the XSCE at the center. Typically, the XSCE provides:

  • Access to a variety of media - Content bundles like Wikipedia and applications like Moodle, elgg
  • Network configuration - Automatic setup wherever possible
  • Administration tools - Both technical and pedagogical

The XSCE can run on most hardware and support many different network environments, so it becomes important to understand the various options available and choose what is best.

Deployment variables

Size / Number of users

Connectivity requirements



Power constraints


Choosing the right hardware

Additional notes