Possible MPU Server Purchases, 2014 - 2017

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Assumptions:
  • Machines in service should not be more than six years old.
  • We can use virtual machines for non-critical "slave" roles.
  • Where we can replace server hardware with VMs we should do so, to release the server hardware for use elsewhere.
  • The LCFG master should be relatively young as it is so critically important.
  • The VM servers should be relatively young.
  • Servers are now purchased with 5 year warranty

MPU physical servers in summer 2014

Service Function Machine Age Machine Name Model
free 7 kubelik Dell 1950
free 6 hogwood Dell 1950
Packages mirrors AFS 6 telford Dell 1950
free 6 bakerloo Dell R805
free 6 central Dell R805
free 6 district Dell R805
KVM host (test/develop) 5 circle Dell R710
Student NX 5 northern Dell R710
Staff NX 5 piccadilly Dell R710
KVM host (users) 5 metropolitan Dell R710
Student SSH 5 schiff Dell R200
Staff SSH 5 brendel Dell R200
Disaster LCFG 4 sauce HP DL180 G6
SAN storage 4   IBM storage array
Development and hot spare DL180 3 juice HP DL180 G6
KVM host IF 1 2 jubilee Dell R720
KVM host IF 2 2 hammersmith Dell R720
Package cache 1 2 hare Dell R210 II
Package cache 2 2 wildcat Dell R210 II
KVM host AT 1 waterloo Dell R720
KVM host IF 3 1 oyster Dell R720
Offsite KVM host 1 0 amarela Dell R720
Offsite KVM host 2 0 vermelha Dell R720
RPM master 0 bruegel Dell R210 II
LCFG master 0 steen Dell R210 II

2014-15 Developments:

(Each fresh indentation indicates a dependency on the previous event.)

  • Scrap the elderly machines.
    • kubelik is binned.
    • hogwood is binned.
    • bakerloo is binned.
    • central is binned.
    • district is binned.
  • New server mmoja with lots of storage. (R320 with 16GB 2x146+4*1000 - 3000 inc vat)
    • Disaster LCFG moves to mmoja.
      • sauce is free.
        • Packages mirrors moves to sauce.
          • telford is free.
  • KVM host (Users) is not going to happen in the short term.
    • metropolitan is free.
  • New server mbili with lots of cores and storage (R720 with 128GB 2x146+4x600 - 6000 inc vat)
    • KVM host IF 1 moves to mbili.
      • jubilee is free.
        • jubilee takes on new function Development and hot spare R720.
  • Possibly buy a new storage array saba. (Guesstimate - 20000 inc vat)
    • SAN storage might move to saba.
      • The IBM storage array might be free.

MPU physical servers in summer 2015

Service Function Machine Age Machine Name Model
free 6 telford Dell 1950
KVM host (test/develop) 6 circle Dell R710
Student NX 6 northern Dell R710
Staff NX 6 piccadilly Dell R710
free (or maybe Development and hot spare R710) 6 metropolitan Dell R710
Student SSH 6 schiff Dell R200
Staff SSH 6 brendel Dell R200
Packages mirrors 5 sauce HP DL180 G6
SAN storage 5   IBM storage array
or
0 saba New storage array
Development and hot spare DL180 4 juice HP DL180 G6
Development and hot spare R720 3 jubilee Dell R720
KVM host IF 2 3 hammersmith Dell R720
Package cache 1 3 hare Dell R210 II
Package cache 2 3 wildcat Dell R210 II
KVM host AT 2 waterloo Dell R720
KVM host IF 3 2 oyster Dell R720
Offsite KVM host 1 1 amarela Dell R720
Offsite KVM host 2 1 vermelha Dell R720
RPM master 1 bruegel Dell R210 II
LCFG master 1 steen Dell R210 II
Disaster LCFG 0 mmoja Lots of storage
KVM host IF 1 0 mbili Lots of cores and storage

2015-16 Developments:

  • New server tatu with lots of cores and storage. (R720 with 128GB 2x146+4x600 - 6000 inc vat)
    • KVM host IF 2 moves to tatu.
      • hammersmith is free.
  • Replace NX with a better VDI (virtual desktop) service. (2 of R720 with 512GB - 8000 each inc vat - assuming no software required)
    • We'll need hardware (and software) for VDI.
    • Staff NX is discontinued.
      • piccadilly is free.
    • Student NX is discontinued.
      • northern is free.

MPU physical servers in summer 2016

Service Function Machine Age Machine Name Model
free 7 telford Dell 1950
KVM host (test/develop) 7 circle Dell R710
free 7 northern Dell R710
free 7 piccadilly Dell R710
free (or maybe Development and hot spare R710) 7 metropolitan Dell R710
Student SSH 7 schiff Dell R200
Staff SSH 7 brendel Dell R200
Packages mirrors 6 sauce HP DL180 G6
SAN storage 6   IBM storage array
or
1 saba New storage array
Development and hot spare DL180 5 juice HP DL180 G6
Development and hot spare R720 4 jubilee Dell R720
free 4 hammersmith Dell R720
Package cache 1 4 hare Dell R210 II
Package cache 2 4 wildcat Dell R210 II
KVM host AT 3 waterloo Dell R720
KVM host IF 3 3 oyster Dell R720
Offsite KVM host 1 2 amarela Dell R720
Offsite KVM host 2 2 vermelha Dell R720
RPM master 2 bruegel Dell R210 II
LCFG master 2 steen Dell R210 II
Disaster LCFG 1 mmoja Lots of storage
KVM host IF 1 1 mbili Lots of cores and storage
KVM host IF 2 0 tatu Lots of cores and storage
VDI ? ? VDI hardware

2016-17 Developments:

  • New server nne with lots of storage. (2500 inc VAT)
    • Packages mirrors moves to nne.
      • sauce is free.
  • New small server tano. (1500 inc VAT)
    • Package cache 1 moves to tano.
      • hare is free.
        • Student SSH moves to hare.
          • schiff is free.
  • New small server sita. (1500 inc VAT)
    • Package cache 2 moves to sita.
      • wildcat is free.
        • Staff SSH moves to wildcat.
          • brendel is free.

MPU physical servers in summer 2017

Service Function Machine Age Machine Name Model
free 8 telford Dell 1950
KVM host (test/develop) 8 circle Dell R710
free 8 northern Dell R710
free 8 piccadilly Dell R710
free (or maybe Development and hot spare R710) 8 metropolitan Dell R710
free 8 schiff Dell R200
free 8 brendel Dell R200
free 7 sauce HP DL180 G6
SAN storage 7   IBM storage array
or
2 saba New storage array
Development and hot spare DL180 6 juice HP DL180 G6
Development and hot spare R720 5 jubilee Dell R720
free 5 hammersmith Dell R720
Student SSH 5 hare Dell R210 II
Staff SSH 5 wildcat Dell R210 II
KVM host AT 4 waterloo Dell R720
KVM host IF 3 4 oyster Dell R720
Offsite KVM host 1 3 amarela Dell R720
Offsite KVM host 2 3 vermelha Dell R720
RPM master 3 bruegel Dell R210 II
LCFG master 3 steen Dell R210 II
Disaster LCFG 2 mmoja Lots of storage
KVM host IF 1 2 mbili Lots of cores and storage
KVM host IF 2 1 tatu Lots of cores and storage
Packages mirrors 1 nne Lots of storage
Package cache 1 0 tano Small
Package cache 2 0 sita Small
VDI ? ? VDI hardware
Topic revision: r7 - 10 Oct 2014 - 10:55:54 - AlastairScobie
 
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