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From Davanum Srinivas <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] ASF hosted machines for TCK Proposal
Date Tue, 20 May 2008 12:31:44 GMT
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Rick McGuire wrote:
| +1
| Joe Bohn wrote:
|> If we are to take this proposal forward to the ASF Infrastructure
|> team, they want assurance that the Geronimo PMC is behind the
|> recommendation and  supports the intended use of the systems. I think
|> it also bodes well to demonstrate that the entire Geronimo community
|> stands behind the proposal, particularly since we will administer the
|> machines ourselves,  - so I encourage all to vote.
|> [ ] +1 I agree with the need and support the proposal. Present it to
|> the ASF Infrastructure team.
|> [ ] 0 No opinion
|> [ ] -1 I don't see the need or disagree with the proposal. Do not
|> present this proposal to the ASF Infrastructure team.
|> I'll plan on calling this vote on Friday (5/23) morning (9 AM EST).
|> Rationale:
|> 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.  This has allowed other Apache
|> projects to test new products/releases by running JavaEE 5 TCK tests
|> using the Apache Geronimo test infrastructure.
|> 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.  A
|> centralized testing environment allows the Geronimo community to more
|> fully participate in the TCK process. Some committers don't have
|> access to the hardware resources needed to run the Java EE TCK tests
|> in a timely manner. Although some ad-hoc sharing of private machines
|> has occurred, this is not ideal from a community perspective.
|> Community controlled systems allow us to equitably share these resources.
|> Request:
|> 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 may increase the number of VM images if it is feasible.
|>   - 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.
|> Admin Volunteers:
|>   - Joe Bohn (PMC)
|>   - Jay McHugh (PMC)
|>   - Jason Warner
|>   - Matt Hogstrom (PMC)
|>   - Kevan Miller (PMC)
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