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This server replaces Nightshade, and is our first VM server.

Machine Overview

  • Dell PowerEdge R210
  • Processor: Intel Xeon Processor X3430, 2.4 GHz, 8M Cache, Turbo (4 cores)
  • 2 x 500 GB SATA 3Gbps 3.5-in Hard Drives (7200 RPM), software RAID-1
  • 16 GB Memory (4x4GB), 1333MHz, Dual Ranked UDIMMs
  • 2 Onboard Gigabit Network Adapters, No TOE
  • Debian Squeeze 64-bit
  • Core machine access only to admin users
  • All non-management services run in VMs

Goals

  • Virtualize Nightshade
  • Replace Nightshade, physically
  • Create a new VM for a clean mail server isntall
  • Migrate mail service to new VM
  • (Possible) use machine to virtualize Mirabel
  • Offer power-users private vm instances

Journal

2011.08.03
Server has been installed and is up and running, including virtualized Nightshade!
2011.07.29
Server sent to colo
2011.07.23
Got the CORRECT 8gb extra. Opened ticket with Sagonet to send machine to colo
2011.07.17
Got the 8gb extra... too bad it is the wrong type and I have to send it back
2011.07.12
Got the extra RAM -- it's so nice that I ordered 8gb more!
2011.07.10
Completed rsync copy of Nightshade, initial vm built
2011.07.07
Hardware arrives at awwaiid's house, tested and OS installed. Still waiting for second 4GB ram to arrive.
2011.07.04
Hardware purchased