[Rack] Pony?

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Tue Jan 8 21:32:38 UTC 2013


On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:

> Yeah, seems like pony is still unreachable.
>
> I think this is going to take hooking a monitor up and figuring out
> what's going on.
>
> I don't think it's worth it to migrate pony, as this doesn't seem to
> be an issue with pony itself, but the hypervisor on which it's
> running.
>

Yeah, this was more aimed at Ben - I think getting the VMs back up takes
some handholding that he knows how to do.


> Even if we move it, I fully expect that it's going to get a ton of
> packages and scripts running on it again.
> I don't think anything surrounding who's using it and how would really
> change.
>

Oh me neither, I just think that occasionally it's useful to start from
scratch and start again to get rid of cruft. We have a new generation of
users at Noisebridge these days, and it'd be nice to give them a shell and
system to navigate it withtout them feeling they have to tread on eggshells.

d.


>
> --j
>
> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 02:22:13AM -0800, Ben Kochie wrote:
> >> So there's a much better refurbished APC in the new rack next to the
> >> wall-o-tubes.  I need to order new batteries for it and install
> >> them.
> >>
> >> I was planning to move everything out of susan into this new rack
> >> and get rid of the old UPS/Stallion server.
> >
> > In the meantime, is there an easy way to get Pony back up? There's a
> > couple of housekeeping scripts that run on it, plus the asterisk system
> > for the phones. I can move the scripts over to minotaur, but asterisk
> > should probably stay where it is..
> >
> >
> > You know, I wonder if (with enough pre-annoucement and warning), we
> > should just start again with Pony? It's got a mess of stuff on it, and
> > it might be nice to begin again with backups, regular upgrades, and so
> > on. Or just start another cleaner VM and begin moving stuff over...)
> >
> >>
> >> -ben
> >>
> >> On Wed, 2 Jan 2013, Danny O'Brien wrote:
> >>
> >> >On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 02:52:54AM -0800, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
> >> >>I stopped into 2169 tonight, and it was just sitting in the rack
> powered off.
> >> >>
> >> >>I just wonder how it got in that state. I powered it on for a moment,
> >> >>and lights and disk started happening, but I shut it off to leave it
> >> >>like I found it.
> >> >>
> >> >>Any idea if it starts up after power loss and restoration?
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >I spoke briefly to Another Rob, who pointed out that the battery light
> >> >is red on our APS which may mean the rack is less tolerant of powerouts
> >> >than it should be.
> >> >
> >> >I switched the pony machine back on, because while I don't know whether
> >> >it boots succesfully from power loss, I do know that Ben's the only
> >> >person who knows anything about that machine these days, and he can
> >> >probably work with it better remotely with it on.
> >> >
> >> >It'd be good to spread the knowledge about it a bit...
> >> >
> >> >d.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >>--j
> >> >>
> >> >>On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
> >> >>>Not that I know of.  Maybe it broke.
> >> >>>
> >> >>>-ben
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>On Sun, 30 Dec 2012, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
> >> >>>
> >> >>>>Stallion / pony seems to be shut off.
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>Is there any reason why it should remain that way?
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>Cheers,
> >> >>>>jof
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