Facebook Prineville Datacenter

Along with the rest of the OSU Open Source Lab crew (including students), I was invited to the grand opening of Facebook's new datacenter yesterday in Prineville, Oregon. We were lucky enough to get a private tour by Facebook's Senior Open Source Manager, David Recordon. I was very impressed with …

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Networking with Ganeti

I've been asked quite a bit about how I do our network setup with Ganeti. I admit that it did take me a bit to figure out a sane way to do it in Gentoo. Unfortunately (at least in baselayout-1.x) bringing up VLANs with bridge interfaces in Gentoo is …

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Handling HDD failures with Ganeti

Recently I had one of the nodes in a Ganeti cluster go down because of a faulty hard drive. Normally we would have RAID on machines in our ganeti clusters, but this particular machine didn't. Having a machine go offline like that would usually be a big deal, but with …

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