geronimo-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: ASF hosted machines - proposal
Date Mon, 19 May 2008 17:04:04 GMT

It appears that the discussion has died down on this topic.  Here is the 
latest update with some minor changes based upon Donald's questions.  I 
plan to send this on to the PMC in the next hour or so ... so please 
speak up if you think of anything additional.

Thank you,

The Apache Geronimo community has a need to support the execution and 
sharing of results from Sun certification tests (cts) which are 
necessary gain JavaEE5 certification compliance.  This information is 
only available to those Geronimo committers that have signed the Sun NDA 
and other Apache committers that have signed an NDA and gained approval 
of the Apache Geronimo PMC.  As such, this is becoming a resource for 
not only the Apache Geronimo but also other ASF projects.

In the past these resource intensive tests have been run on private 
machines by individuals.  As more people become involved with Apache 
Geronimo and related projects, it is becoming obvious that we need a 
central system to run and share the results of these tests.

To fulfill this requirement, the Apache Geronimo PMC is requesting the 
ASF infrastructure team to provide and host machines that can be used 
for this purpose.  Initially, we would like to request two (2) machines 
that meet (as closely as possible) the specification below.  However, we 
can see the need for 2 additional machines in the not too distant future.

Machine specs:
- 8 core (two 3.0 GHz quad-core)
- 16 GB memory
- two 750GB 7200 - rpm SATA 3GB/s disks
- DVD R/W (20x?)
- rack mountable specification to work with ASF infra requirements
- LOM or other features as necessary for ASF infra support
- to be developer managed and maintained by the Apache Geronimo Team
   - Apache Geronimo would assume all responsibility for:
      - configuration
      - backup/recovery
      - secure access
         - Strictly limited to those Apache Geronimo committers with 
NDAs on file or additional Apache committers with NDAs and approved by 
Geronimo PMC.
   - full, admin access would be granted to ASF infra with reboot directions
   - At least 2 active Apache Geronimo committers (with NDA 
authorization) would identified to manage the machines.
- Running Linux with something like Xen for 4 VM images per machine
   - We would require both ssh and VNC access to the VMs.
   - It is not yet decided if we would use NAT to access the VMs or 
public IP addresses.  Is there are recommendation from ASF Infra?
- Automation will most likely be added to run builds, execute tests, and 
produce reports.
- Capability to manually run tests on demand would also be supported.

View raw message