bernie at codewiz.org
Mon Dec 1 17:45:20 EST 2008
here's an update on the current status of the 2nd server:
☞ We've been planning for a long time to acquire a new server
to be used for developer shell accounts, git repositories
and other services;
☞ We've been blocked on offers of free harware from several
different parties, that did not materialize in practice;
☞ During Saturday's infrastructure meeting at Sugarcamp,
we decided to go on and buy a new machine with donations
☞ Donations: the same day we raised $1600 among the people
present. We still need to raise some $400-500, but I'm
confident enough to anticipate the expense personally.
We are waiting for the SFC to tell us what bank account
we can use;
☞ Hardware: I'm oriented towards an HP ProLiant DL180 G5.
It's a 2U with 8 3.5" SATA/SAS bays and quad core Xeon.
All for $1200 + memory + disks. To save on costs, we'll
get 2x1TB 7200RPM SATA drives and only 2 or 4GB of RAM;
☞ Hosting: I asked Media Lab, OSU/OSL, Novell and the FSF
for rack space and bandwidth in a stable environment.
We need physical access to the machine room and friendly
local sysadmins who can promise to help us in case of any
☞ Gitorious: we decided to use http://www.gitorious.org/
to easily scale to a large number of repositories and users.
I've set it up this week-end on my development machine and
it seems to run nicely;
☞ I'm setting up KVM virtual machines for Gitorious and for
shells. If the performance seems acceptable, the physical
machine will only host VMs for improved security and
☞ Any suggestions/help appreciated, except if it would
delay much more the plan. We have been waiting way too
long for such a small thing, and I'd like to place the
order this week if possible;
☞ You might be wondering why such a subject... well,
honeypot.sugarlabs.org is the domain name I expect to
use for this machine unless someone comes up with a
better idea :-)
// Bernie Innocenti - http://www.codewiz.org/
\X/ Sugar Labs - http://www.sugarlabs.org/
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