Infrastructure Unit kit "requirements" for F/Y to August 2011

Infrastructure unit kit requirements for F/Y to August 2011, roughly in priority order. See also the inf-unit's kit list and InfKit10.

What Why Requirements Priority £Estimate Comments
AT3/4/5 switches EOLed and lacking in VLAN slots and features See Ian's report HIGH 20K per floor + 9K for core !DevProj #173, #191
Self-managed server room switches EOLed and lacking in VLAN slots and features 42xx cards: 7 x J8768A HIGH 6K? Cards only, as we have spare chassis and can re-use existing PSUs
Trunk Forum-AT link to 20Gbps Redundancy and headroom 10GbaseSR units: X2 (J8436A) for Forum, SFP+ (J9150A) for AT HIGH 2K First of all use to test fibre in AT prior to procurement
Renew maintenance on Forum and AT FibreChannel switches Expires in September Renew existing HIGH 8K?? May be next F/Y. These are NOT lifetime-warranty
loghost NEW Reasonably large fast discs HIGH   !DevProj #155
KB console server Warranty expired in 2007 Reasonably large disc, ideally dual power HIGH   Existing machine is a PE750
2 x cosign servers Warranties expired in 2009 Nothing particular HIGH   Had previously thought of virtualising these, but questions remain about entropy sources
2 1 x nagios servers Warranties expired in 2010; existing machines are under-powered Warranty for secondary (curlew) expired in 2010 Fast discs essential; dual power nice to have HIGH    
KB LDAP etc server Warranty expired in 2009 2 x RAID pairs HIGH   DR: standin LDAP master, standin prometheus server
KDC master Warranty expired in 2009 RAID; otherwise nothing particular HIGH    
Power bars for Forum server room For currently-unserviced racks 4 x APC switched bars HIGH 2.5K New model AP8953
           
LDAP master Warranty expired in 2010 2 x RAID pairs Medium    
Forum console server Warranty expired in 2010 Reasonably large disc, ideally dual power Medium    
AT extRt Warranties expired in 2010 Fast processor, dual power Medium    
AT netInf Fast processor, RAID, dual power Medium  
KB netInf Medium  
jabber server NEW Dual power nice to have; otherwise nothing particular Medium   Currently running on a nagios server, but splitting off would make management of both easier and allow logs to be made available by web
S1 timeserver Warranty probably expired in 2005 Good clock Medium   Existing machine is a GX260 (yes really) in the 5A IT closet (5.Z08)
IT closet and UPS room temperature monitors Currently no over-temperature checks Up to 25 x P8510 Comet-systems probes Medium 150 each Unlikely to need on-unit display or humidity measure
Upgrade beowulf power bars to "switched" Provide remote control 5 x APC switched bars Medium 3.5K Replace existing metered (unswitched) bars
           
3 x "external" nameservers Warranties expired in 2009 Nothing particular Low   Backup routers
Upgrade self-managed server room power bars to "switched" Provide remote control 4 x APC switched bars Low 3K Replace existing metered (unswitched) bars
Power bars for self-managed server room For currently-unserviced racks 2 x APC switched or metered bars Low 1500 or 900 New model AP8953 or AP8853
Spare power bar for Forum/AT US rack is currently using hot-spares 1 x APC switched bar Low 750 This would allow US to rely on the services to the dexion shelves in the Forum server room
Spare power bar for JCMB NEW 1 x APC switched bar Low 600 New model AP8959EU3
Self-managed server room console server Service currently running on ventura, one of the US Unit's 'spare' machines Nothing in particular Low   Had been a VM

The warranty expires on the Forum network infrastructure servers and routers in F/Y 2011, but replacement can probably wait for the next spending round.

-- GeorgeRoss - 21 Jan 2011

Topic revision: r13 - 06 Oct 2011 - 16:22:47 - IanDurkacz
 
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