Possible MPU Server Purchases, 2015-18

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Assumptions:
Some have been added or deleted compared to last year's.
  • 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.
  • We don't care how old ssh servers are because they can be any old server (within reason). We'd prefer not to virtualise
  • Any hardware fulfilling a non-critical function can be left until it fails, then replaced.

MPU physical servers in summer 2015

Service Function Machine Age Machine Name Model
OpenAFS build server 8 budapest Dell 1950
free 7 telford Dell 1950
Staff SSH 6 brendel Dell R200
Student SSH 6 schiff Dell R200
KVM host (test/develop) 6 circle Dell R710
KVM host (hot spare) 6 metropolitan Dell R710
Student remote desktop 6 northern Dell R710
Staff remote desktop 6 piccadilly Dell R710
free 5 sauce HP DL180 G6
SAN storage 5   IBM storage array
Package mirrors 4 juice HP DL180 G6
KVM host IF 1 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/package master 1 bruegel Dell R210 II
LCFG master 1 steen Dell R210 II
Offsite disaster recovery 0 salamanca Dell R320
KVM host IF 4 0 azul Dell R730

2015-16 Developments:

(Each fresh indentation indicates a dependency on the previous event.)
  • New servers inye and zimbini with lots of cores & storage (R730?)
    • KVM host IF 1 and KVM host IF 2 move to inye and zimbini
      • jubilee and hammersmith are free.
        • Student remote desktop and Staff remote desktop move to jubilee and hammersmith
          • northern and piccadilly are free.
            • northern and piccadilly are powered off and kept for spares.
  • OpenAFS build server moves to sauce.
    • budapest is free.
      • budapest is powered off and kept for spares.

MPU physical servers in summer 2016

Service Function Machine Age Machine Name Model
free (spares) 9 budapest Dell 1950
free (junk?) 8 telford Dell 1950
Staff SSH 7 brendel Dell R200
Student SSH 7 schiff Dell R200
KVM host (test/develop) 7 circle Dell R710
KVM host (hot spare) 7 metropolitan Dell R710
free (spares) 7 northern Dell R710
free (spares) 7 piccadilly Dell R710
OpenAFS build server 6 sauce HP DL180 G6
SAN storage 6   IBM storage array
Package mirrors 5 juice HP DL180 G6
Student remote desktop 4 jubilee Dell R720
Staff remote desktop 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/package master 2 bruegel Dell R210 II
LCFG master 2 steen Dell R210 II
Offsite disaster recovery 1 salamanca Dell R320
KVM host IF 4 1 azul Dell R730
KVM host IF 1 0 inye e.g. Dell R730
KVM host IF 2 0 zimbini e.g. Dell R730

2016-17 Developments:

  • All of Informatics' 1950s have been disposed of.
    • We get rid of budapest and telford.
  • New server zintathu with enough storage to provide 2TB of usable space in RAID 10.
    • Packages mirrors and RPM/package master merge and move to zintathu.
      • bruegel and juice are free.
        • bruegel and juice are traded with other units for a couple of less well specified servers (call them zine and zintlanu) which are nevertheless still younger than brendel and schiff.
          • Staff SSH and Student SSH move to zine and zintlanu.
            • brendel and schiff are free.
              • brendel and schiff are junked.

MPU physical servers in summer 2017

Service Function Machine Age Machine Name Model
free (spares/junk) 8 brendel Dell R200
free (spares/junk) 8 schiff Dell R200
free (spares) 8 northern Dell R710
free (spares) 8 piccadilly Dell R710
KVM host (test/develop) 8 circle Dell R710
KVM host (hot spare) 8 metropolitan Dell R710
OpenAFS build server 7 sauce HP DL180 G6
SAN storage 7   IBM storage array
Staff SSH 6 or 7 zine Small server traded from another unit
Student SSH 6 or 7 zintlanu Small server traded from another unit
Student remote desktop 5 jubilee Dell R720
Staff remote desktop 5 hammersmith Dell R720
Package cache 1 5 hare Dell R210 II
Package cache 2 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
LCFG master 3 steen Dell R210 II
Offsite disaster recovery 2 salamanca Dell R320
KVM host IF 4 2 azul Dell R730
KVM host IF 1 1 inye e.g. Dell R730
KVM host IF 2 1 zimbini e.g. Dell R730
Packages master 0 zintathu Server with 2TB of available RAID10 storage

2017-18 Developments:

  • We buy two small servers zintandathu and isixhenxe.
    • Package cache 1 and Package cache 2 move to zintandathu and isixhenxe.
      • hare and wildcat are free.
  • We buy two big beefy servers sisibhozo and lithoba.
    • KVM host AT and KVM host IF 3 move to sisibhozo and lithoba.
      • waterloo and oyster are free.
        • Student remote desktop and Staff remote desktop move to waterloo and oyster.
          • jubilee and hammersmith are free.

MPU physical servers in summer 2018

Service Function Machine Age Machine Name Model
free (spares/junk) 9 brendel Dell R200
free (spares/junk) 9 schiff Dell R200
free (spares) 9 northern Dell R710
free (spares) 9 piccadilly Dell R710
KVM host (test/develop) 9 circle Dell R710
KVM host (hot spare) 9 metropolitan Dell R710
OpenAFS build server 8 sauce HP DL180 G6
SAN storage 8   IBM storage array
Staff SSH 7 or 8 zine Small server traded from another unit
Student SSH 7 or 8 zintlanu Small server traded from another unit
free 6 jubilee Dell R720
free 6 hammersmith Dell R720
free 6 hare Dell R210 II
free 6 wildcat Dell R210 II
Student remote desktop 5 waterloo Dell R720
Staff remote desktop 5 oyster Dell R720
Offsite KVM host 1 4 amarela Dell R720
Offsite KVM host 2 4 vermelha Dell R720
LCFG master 4 steen Dell R210 II
Offsite disaster recovery 3 salamanca Dell R320
KVM host IF 4 3 azul Dell R730
KVM host IF 1 2 inye e.g. Dell R730
KVM host IF 2 2 zimbini e.g. Dell R730
Packages master 1 zintathu Server with 2TB of available RAID10 storage
Package cache 1 0 zintandathu small server
Package cache 2 0 isixhenxe small server
KVM host AT 0 sisibhozo big powerful server
KVM host IF 3 0 lithoba big powerful server
Topic revision: r7 - 05 Nov 2015 - 16:49:48 - ChrisCooke
 
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