[Mageia-sysadm] A new server to replace rabbit.mageia.org
mageia at damsweb.net
Tue Jun 26 17:56:11 CEST 2012
As you know, rabbit.mageia.org was offered to Mageia.Org.
This gift is now over and we need to find a way to replace this server
ASAP as alpha of Mageia 3 is not so far...
FYI, we had:
If we keep this, it will cost 60 € Tax Included per month.
So, 720 € for a year.
During Mageia 1 and Mageia 2 release process, Anne et Thomas encountered
big troubles like: very very long time to generate ISO and to use the
server for live and DVD at the same time.
The bad points of the server we had were:
- "small" and old CPU as it was a "green" and old server
- big IO trouble as HDD are in SATA only
The good points were:
- 16 GB of RAM
- 2x2TB of HDD
- HW raid
I checked Lenovo, HP and Dell to have a server to replace this box.
Dell is cheaper than the two others!
I made a configuration with a Dell PowerEdge R210-II:
- CPU: 1 x Intel Xeon E3-1240: 4C/8T, 3,30 GHz, 8M Cache
- RAM: 16GB
- HDD controller: Dell H200 (hardware raid)
- HDD: 2 x 600GB, SAS 6Gbps, 3"5 15k (in RAID 0) Careful: can't add more
HDD! If we choose, the backpane for 4HDD, HDD will be 10k instead of
15k... Add adding SSD on our side will break Dell warranty...
- iDRAC6 Express (impi)
Cost: ~1900 €*
* last time, for sucuk, Dell sent me a 15% of rabate. So I think, I will
have 15% once again... So it will make a server for ~1600 €
The only issue I can see is the HDD.
For now, on rabbit:
[root at rabbit ~]# du -shc /home/*
[root at rabbit ~]# df
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 9.7G 4.2G 5.1G 46% /
496G 368G 103G 79% /distrib
886G 698G 144G 83% /home
33G 315M 33G 1% /var/lib/libvirt/images
[root at rabbit ~]#
So, the question is: "can you make live/DVD with 'only' 1,2 TB?" :-)
WDYT about this proposal?
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