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From Ian Duffy <...@ianduffy.ie>
Subject Re: Demo Lab - To rent or To buy
Date Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
@IIya - Thanks for the response.

You dont need a server, a nicely loaded desktop or even large laptop would
> do the job.


I've currently been trying to do this on a late 2011 macbook pro with i7
processor, 16gb of ram, OS on SSD. I was running VMware fusion with an
xenserver VM and a Cloudstack Manager VM. It was tight for ram but did work
and VMware fusion did pass the VT technology through to xenserver providing
HVM capabilities.

What is the budget like?


Somewhere between 1000 - 1200 eur. I looked at renting with hetzner but it
was coming out at being 500eur for setup costs and 300eur every month. I
have found two second hand dell servers with an Intel Xeon 2.6Ghz (4 dual
core processors with HT installed) and 32gb of ram(total of 83.2ghz and
64gb of ram) but storage for them is posing to be an issue. (noisy/loud,
electricity cost, internet connection etc.)

@Sebastien - That looks pretty interesting! Will take a better read of it
tonight.

On 19 July 2013 09:39, Sebastien Goasguen <runseb@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> On Jul 18, 2013, at 7:56 PM, Ian Duffy <ian@ianduffy.ie> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm looking for peoples personal opinions.
> >
> > I'm thinking about undertaking a project for a 2 month college assignment
> > sometime in the future to create an API wrapper and web front end with
> the
> > end goal of producing something like the rackspace or linode web-ui. I do
> > realise 'basic cloud' is a solved problem, but I'm not seeing any *open
> > source projects* that allow for user sign up, select a package offering,
> > billing, ticketing etc. along with basic instance/vm management.
> >
>
> It's kinda of nice, but I think you have proven that you can tackle a much
> more challenging problem than this one.
>
> tackle this instead:
>
> https://github.com/Netflix/Cloud-Prize/wiki
>
>
> > The cost of setting up a demo lab seems somewhat expensive.
> >
> > My idea was: 1 xenserver with 16gb+ ram make use of local storage, 1
> > cloudstack manager/secondary storage 2gb+ of ram, finally something to
> host
> > the wrapper and web app.
> >
> > What hardware would you recommend for creating a budget, portable and
> quiet
> > demo lab?
> > Do you think I would be better of renting? If so are their any companies
> > you would suggestion?
> >
>
>
>
>
> > Thanks,
> > Ian
>
>

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