[Gluster-infra] New servers and usage for them

Justin Clift justin at gluster.org
Thu Mar 5 04:08:37 UTC 2015

On 4 Mar 2015, at 22:22, Michael Scherer <mscherer at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> So back in december, and as part of the project to mvoe some of the
> infra out of iweb, we got 2 servers to be hosted in RH DC. Due to
> various reasons, they are not yet online, but I will try to get them
> soon. 
> Since we are starting to get to the limit of the sponsored
> infrastructure of Rackspace, Justin asked me to push that a bit ( as
> this was planned to be just the webserver, and we were not in a hurry, I
> didn't prioritize too much when they were plugged ).
> The 2 servers are classic, 1 for web, 1 for the CI. Both are too big for
> that, but it seems the only 2G server we can get nowadays would be a
> phone, so we have 32G + plenty of proc and stuff. ( I do not have the
> spec on top of my head ).
> I have plan for the hosting of the webserver ( adding VM and stuff ).
> For the CI, and discussing this morning with Justin, we are not sure on
> what is the best way to use it, and wanted to discuss with the
> community.
> At first ( ie, 2 months ago ), the plan was just a jenkins master ( with
> "we will see later what to do with the rest of the ressources" ).
> However, "later" is now, and since we need a bit more slaves, the idea
> was maybe to use part of the ressources for that.
> One of the limitation we have is 1 single ipv4, no ipv6 (afaik). 
> So this can be a bit challenging to have a external master to go on a
> slave behind a firewall. There is multiple solution to that problem
> ( VPN, moving the master on the server, having more than 1 server, etc,
> etc), so what are people ideas, based on what we need and what we want ?

From memory, these are the two servers bought for us, in place of the
two which Kaleb had been trying to get racked and publicly accessible
for a few months prior.  So, Kaleb's the lead guy on what these two new
servers are for then I guess. :)

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