[Rack] Pony?

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Tue Jan 8 21:47:01 UTC 2013


On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
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> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
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>> 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.
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>
> Yeah, this was more aimed at Ben - I think getting the VMs back up takes
> some handholding that he knows how to do.

Gotcha. I think I can do this, but it's just a matter of finding time
to spend at 2169, as there doesn't seem to be a rebooter and remote
serial anymore.

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>> 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.
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>
> 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.

Do new or current pony users have problems (other than it being
offline right now).
I guess I'm failing to see an issue with the current pony, but I'm
lacking the perspective of a new user.

--j
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> d.
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>> --j
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>> 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:
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>> >> >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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