The hardware

September 19, 2008 at 9:21 | Posted in website | 2 Comments

So the main web-server upgrade did not make it in time for the Summit. Tough, I would have liked to have it done by now, but things didn’t go as smoothly as in movies.

The upcoming maintenance break is to do the upgrade. Couldn’t really have it during the summit, as virtually every involved is in Berlin.

Anyway, what I wanted to do is say a couple of words on the hardware and services we run.

Currently the site consists of quite a lot of services. There is Midgard, GForge, SQL servers, LDAP, mail server and a bunch of other stuff running to have the site functional.

All that requires hardware to run. And as the community has grown the requirements for the hardware have grown as well. However all parts of the hardware haven’t grown as fast.

Moving the main servers is the first step on the path to upgrading most, if not all, of the hardware. The intent is to make the hardware invisible. That is in a good way, removing the long load times and hickups in the service.

In essence I want to decommission the 770 we use to run the site.

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  1. “…the 770 we use to run the site” – I knew it!!! 😉

  2. It’s a secret, don’t tell anyone.

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