[Rack] Stallion/pony

Ronald Cotoni setient at gmail.com
Sun Feb 16 19:35:14 UTC 2014


So this has been actually solved with 0 dollars.  Kellan Jacobs donated
some servers to noisebridge.  One was a nice fancy Xeon E5405 with 8gb of
ram and 4x 2tb hd's.  I was going to setup a raid 1 mirror with the other
two drives as spares (I do not know how good they are).  What do you all
think?  Also would anyone mind debian on it or should we have something
else on it?


On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 8:21 AM, Ronald Cotoni <setient at gmail.com> wrote:

> How much do we wanna spend?  I have a feeling stallion could use some new
> drives as well.
>
>
> On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 8:43 AM, Ronald Cotoni <setient at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Totally valid.   I was trying to go cheap and low power for cost reasons.
>>  Maybe we would not need IPMI if we could get a select team to actually go
>> to the space, perhaps even monitor that it is up.
>>
>> On Feb 15, 2014 8:20 AM, "Ben Kochie" <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
>>
>>> There were two reason I was suggesting the Supermicro+Xeon.
>>> * ECC RAM (would be more stable)
>>> * IPMI
>>>
>>> For a very long time we've had issues where things were broken for
>>> weeks, and nobody in the space seems capable of plugging in a VGA cable
>>> anymore. Having IPMI would let us debug boot issues from remote.
>>>
>>> I think most of the boards you suggested support VM, just want to make
>>> sure we keep VM support in any replacement option.
>>>
>>> -ben
>>>
>>> On Thu, 13 Feb 2014, Ronald Cotoni wrote:
>>>
>>>  Doh.   I suck at mail.
>>>> I was thinking something significantly cheaper and lower power.  More
>>>> like one of those mini it
>>>> boards with 16 gigabytes of ram and spending more like 80 but on the
>>>> board and processor.   I
>>>> saw some nice celery 1037u boards that have TV 2 cores and usb 3.0.
>>>> They also have a pic
>>>> express card.   I have even seen some with dual ethernet.   There are
>>>> some similar AMD fusion
>>>> boards too.  The whole machine would hopefully have a TDP of under 100
>>>> watts even when
>>>> loaded.    What do you all think?  Something
>>>> like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-128-679 but
>>>> with usb 3.0 and a pci
>>>> express slot.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:16 AM, Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> wrote:
>>>>       There is a 2U case on my member shelf that was destined to become
>>>> the new stallion.
>>>>        It has a over-powered 2 CPU motherboard I was planning to
>>>> replace with somehting
>>>>       less hungry.
>>>>
>>>>       http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?
>>>> ItemList=Combo.1519387
>>>>       Combo Deal: $340
>>>>
>>>>       Xeon E3-1220V3 Haswell 3.1GHz 4-core
>>>>       http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116907
>>>>
>>>>       Supermicro MBD-X10SLM-F-O - uATX
>>>>       http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182820
>>>>
>>>>       2x 8G DDR3 ECC (un-buff) $210
>>>>       http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148770
>>>>
>>>>       1U heatsink (Supermicro) $22
>>>>       http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816101298
>>>>
>>>>       Total: $572
>>>>
>>>>       -ben
>>>>
>>>>       On Wed, 12 Feb 2014, Casey Callendrello wrote:
>>>>
>>>>             The closet is clear, but I'm pretty sure Stallion has
>>>> thrown off its
>>>>             mortal coil. The last time
>>>>             I poked at it, one of the NICs was bad, the graphics card
>>>> was flaky, and
>>>>             (worst of all) the lvm
>>>>             volume for Pony is failing to mount.
>>>>
>>>>             I think it's time we pour one out for our dead homies and
>>>> throw in a
>>>>             low-power replacement.
>>>>             --Casey
>>>>
>>>>             On 2/11/14, 11:56 PM, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
>>>>                   I should also add that I'm happy to help get it
>>>> healthy again, but
>>>>             as a non-regular
>>>>                   user busy with my life elsewhere, I haven't been
>>>> super motivated
>>>>             to dive in and fix
>>>>                   it.
>>>>             Maybe start with a working monitor/keyboard on stallion?
>>>> Last I was
>>>>             there to try and fix
>>>>             it, I couldn't reach the back of Susan the Rack (there was
>>>> a giant 40+U
>>>>             4-poster wedged
>>>>             into the other side of that closet)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>             On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:54 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <
>>>> jof at thejof.com>
>>>>             wrote:
>>>>                   Pony has been offline for a long time. I can no
>>>> longer reach it
>>>>             from remote.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>             On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM, Ronald Cotoni <
>>>> setient at gmail.com>
>>>>             wrote:
>>>>                   I heard that it is having some issues and most of the
>>>> people who
>>>>             were
>>>>                   involved with it this.  I also just saw a message
>>>> about the
>>>>                   next_meeting.py that ran on it which is no longer
>>>> running.  Is
>>>>             there any
>>>>                   assistance needed getting it stable?
>>>>
>>>>             --
>>>>             Ronald Cotoni Systems Engineer
>>>>
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