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= New System Hardware = #pragma section-numbers off
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During the HCoop IRC meeting on June 24, 2006, the group decided that it would based it's new system architecture on the following pieces of hardware: This page collects information on the hardware that we have installed or plan to install as part of HCoop infrastructure.
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 * Two robust servers, one that doesn't allow normal user logins, and one that does.
 * One switch to form a LAN between these servers.
 * One serial port device, to facilitate remote access to our servers.
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Also, it was mentioned that we should research hardware support contracts from any vendor that will be selling us equipment. = Linode =
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Additionally, group decided that the server that HCoop currently owns, Abulafia, will be brought to he.net for shell service. This will follow a necessary re-load of the OS software at a time to be determined later. == outpost ==
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This page will serve as a forum for collaborative research on the pieces of hardware that we need.  Location:: Linode London
 Allocated Resources:: 1 vCPU, 2G RAM, 50G storage.
 Operating System:: Debian Stretch AMD64
 User Logins:: No
 Intended Use:: Secondar AndrewFileSystem server, DNS
 Details:: ServerOutpost
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== Servers == '''Use: secondary DNS on a different subnet, all tasks requiring remote location.'''
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We will be purchasing two servers, which will be configured and sent to he.net for colocation. = Digital Ocean =
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=== Desired Features === == gibran ==
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These servers should be as redundant as possible. At this point, we cannot afford to have less than one point of failure in many areas, so we should look for the following features in our new servers:  Location:: DigitalOcean NYC3
 Allocated Resources:: 6 vCPU, 16G RAM, 320G storage. Additional block storage volume for OpenAFS `/vicepa`
 Operating System:: Debian Stretch AMD64
 User Logins:: No
 Intended Use:: Primary AndrewFileSystem fileserver and dbserver, primary MitKerberos KDC, SQL databases, [[ConfigurationManagent|Puppet Master]]
 Details:: ServerGibran
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 * Redundant power supplies.
 * Hardware RAID.
 * Dual CPU's, AMD seems to be a stronger option than Intel
== lovelace ==
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==== Differences Between the Servers ====  Location :: DigitalOcean NYC3
 Allocated Resources :: 2vCPU, 2G RAM, 60G storage.
 Operating System:: Debian Stretch AMD64
 User Logins:: No
 Intended Use:: Secondary AndrewFileSystem fileserver and dbserver, secondary MitKerberos KDC
 Details:: ServerLovelace
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The admin-only server will hopefully be serving an AFS file system, which means that fancier kinds of RAID are justified there. The all-members server can get away with cheaper (and maybe even faster) solutions for local disk access.
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JustinLeitgeb thinks that perhaps RAID 1 would work on the all-members server, and either RAID 5 or RAID 10 on the admin server. It should be RAID 10 if we can afford it, or RAID 5 if we're shorter on cash. :) == marsh ==
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There may be other factors influencing different configuration choices between the servers.  Location:: DigitalOcean NYC3
 Allocated Resources:: 4vCPU, 8G RAM, 160G storage
 Operating System:: Debian Stretch AMD64
 User Logins:: Yes
 Intended Use:: Member logins
 Details:: ServerMarsh
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=== Proposed Models and Vendors === == minsky ==
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Vendors:  Location:: DigitalOcean NYC3
 Allocated Resources:: 2vCPU, 4G RAM, 80G storage
 Operating System:: Debian Stretch AMD64
 User Logins:: No
 Intended Use:: Mail server and ejabberd server
 Details:: ServerMinsky
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 * [http://www.penguincomputing.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=172&Itemid=230 Penguin Computing]
 * [http://www.dell.com/ Dell]
 * [http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=M&Category_Code=allracks Monarch Computer Systems]
== shelob ==
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Models:  Location:: DigitalOcean NYC3
 Allocated Resources:: 4vCPU, 8G RAM, 160G storage
 Operating System:: Debian Stretch AMD64
 User Logins:: No
 Intended Use:: Web Server
 Details:: ServerShelob
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 * Possible web server configuration from [http://www.penguincomputing.com Penguin] [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/penguin_web_server.ps (postscript)] [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/penguin_web_server.pdf (PDF)]
 * Possible admin server configuration from [http://www.penguincomputing.com Penguin] [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/penguin_admin_server.ps (postscript)] [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/penguin_admin_server.pdf (PDF)]
 * Possible web server from [http://www.dell.com/ Dell] [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/dell_web_server.ps (postscript)] [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/dell_web_server.pdf (PDF)], based on the Dell PowerEdge 1850.
 * Possible admin server from [http://www.dell.com/ Dell] [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/dell_admin_server.ps (postscript)] [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/dell_admin_server.pdf (PDF)], based on the Dell PowerEdge 2850 (offers more space for hard disks in our primary file server).
 * Possible admin server configuration from [http://www.penguincomputing.com Penguin], using the 2U server, redundant power supplies, and RAID 5 [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/penguin_admin_raid5_server.ps (postscript)] [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/penguin_admin_raid5_server.pdf (PDF)]
 * Possible admin server configuration from [http://www.penguincomputing.com Penguin], using the 2U server, redundant power supplies, and RAID 10 [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/penguin_admin_raid10_server_2200.ps (postscript)] [http://www.hcoop.net/~leitgebj/hcoop_servers/penguin_admin_raid10_server_2200.pdf (PDF)]
= Awaiting setup =
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Note that when I checked Dell dropped something like $1200 off of the price of each server over $4000, so we should expect some significant discounts. Whichever company we plan on going with, we may be able to negotiate lower prices by emphasizing that we may buy more in the future, etc. With the Penguin models, we seem to have to go to the 2U, Altus 2200 in order to get a redundant power supply. None.
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== Ethernet Switch == = Awaiting purchase =
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=== Desired Features === None.
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 * Gigabit
 * 5 ports minimum
= Decommissioned =
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=== Proposed Models and Vendors === See [[/Decommissioned]] for older machines
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[http://newegg.com/ Newegg] has been recommended to several of us.

 * ($56.99) Highly-rated Netgear switch that is not rack-mountable [[http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833122111 link ]]
 * ($249.99) Level One 16-port rack-mountable switch [[http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833118021 link ]]

MichaelOlson thinks that we should go with the Netgear switch. It has been rated as a very reliable product, and is very affordable.

== Serial Port ==

Docelic, or other users -- please update this section since I am entirely ignorant about these devices! :)

=== Desired Features ===

=== Proposed Models and Vendors ===

[http://www.cyclades.com/ Cyclades] was mentioned as one vendor of serial port devices which are linux-friendly.
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CategorySystemAdministration

This page collects information on the hardware that we have installed or plan to install as part of HCoop infrastructure.

Linode

outpost

Location
Linode London
Allocated Resources
1 vCPU, 2G RAM, 50G storage.
Operating System
Debian Stretch AMD64
User Logins
No
Intended Use

Secondar AndrewFileSystem server, DNS

Details

ServerOutpost

Use: secondary DNS on a different subnet, all tasks requiring remote location.

Digital Ocean

gibran

Location

DigitalOcean NYC3

Allocated Resources

6 vCPU, 16G RAM, 320G storage. Additional block storage volume for OpenAFS /vicepa

Operating System
Debian Stretch AMD64
User Logins
No
Intended Use

Primary AndrewFileSystem fileserver and dbserver, primary MitKerberos KDC, SQL databases, Puppet Master

Details

ServerGibran

lovelace

Location

DigitalOcean NYC3

Allocated Resources
2vCPU, 2G RAM, 60G storage.
Operating System
Debian Stretch AMD64
User Logins
No
Intended Use

Secondary AndrewFileSystem fileserver and dbserver, secondary MitKerberos KDC

Details

ServerLovelace

marsh

Location

DigitalOcean NYC3

Allocated Resources
4vCPU, 8G RAM, 160G storage
Operating System
Debian Stretch AMD64
User Logins
Yes
Intended Use
Member logins
Details

ServerMarsh

minsky

Location

DigitalOcean NYC3

Allocated Resources
2vCPU, 4G RAM, 80G storage
Operating System
Debian Stretch AMD64
User Logins
No
Intended Use
Mail server and ejabberd server
Details

ServerMinsky

shelob

Location

DigitalOcean NYC3

Allocated Resources
4vCPU, 8G RAM, 160G storage
Operating System
Debian Stretch AMD64
User Logins
No
Intended Use
Web Server
Details

ServerShelob

Awaiting setup

None.

Awaiting purchase

None.

Decommissioned

See /Decommissioned for older machines


CategorySystemAdministration

Hardware (last edited 2019-04-20 00:32:27 by ClintonEbadi)