[Mageia-sysadm] New hardware for mageia servers
maat-ml at vilarem.net
Mon Oct 3 15:34:42 CEST 2011
On 03/10/2011 14:27, Damien Lallement wrote:
> Le 01/10/2011 19:24, nicolas vigier a écrit :
>> Here is a summary of all hardware that we should buy for next trip to
>> Marseille datacenter.
>> - new disk to replace failing disks on ecosse and on valstar, and 2 new
>> disks for build nodes (raid1 for system fs, raid0 for build
>> for improved performances), and a disk for the ARM board :
>> 2TB (valstar) + 1TB * 4 => 169.99 + 4 * 84.99 = 509.95 euros
>> WD RE4 drives are more expensive than Caviar Black, but seems to be
>> better if we want less disk failures.
> Remember that WD Caviar Black are guaranteed for 5 years. I will send
> them back to WD. So we will have new Caviar Black for spare.
>> - backup server : we need a server with a lot of disk space, to save
>> data from other servers. Fast CPU or a lot of ram is not needed on
>> this server.
>> dams suggested buying this server :
>> 899 euros
>> adding :
>> * Redundant power supply (132 euros)
>> * 4 * 1TB disks (4 * 332 euros)
>> Total: 2 261 euros
>> So total is quite expensive. An other solution could be to buy a
>> computer that one of us keep at home/office, doing remote backups. Or
>> maybe we can find someone to donate a server, so that we only need to
>> buy disks for the server. Maybe we can ask for hardware donations for
>> this server on mageia-dev and/or blog ?
> Not expensive for my POV as is a new brand machine: if it fails in the
> first years, no need to buy spare and go to Marseille! Renting a
> server for the same time than the guarantee will cost the same (or
> even better as GB are really expensive when renting) thing for a
> single "rent".
>> - server for packagers, to host VMs used to test package builds. This
>> needs to be a fast server, with a lot of RAM. Should we buy an
>> expensive server for this now ? Or wait until we have more money, or
>> someone donate a server for this ? Or rent a server at 60 euros /
>> month on online.net ?
> A guy from the community offer to rent
> Can it suit packagers need (local build machine)?
> If not enough for packagers build test machine, we know that we will
> have this "dedibox" available for something else!
> If no need, we will put the 35€ per month on a other expense.
Just a side note : as i'm now working in Marseille i'm even closer to
i can replace a disk :)
Just send me them and i'll send you back the fskc ones :)
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