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tesla
Location: pmtpa
Usage: virtualization
Status
Overall:
This device has been decommissioned.
Icinga?: host status services status
Hardware
Memory: 32 GB
CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon E5540
Software
OS: VMware ESXi 4

Tesla is a virtualization host for usability initiative virtual machines.

Hosts

Server name IP MAC Memory (in GBs) CPUs CPU cores CPU speed Storage allocated (in GBs) NICs OS Os version Hardware type
tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.252 00:21:9b:9a:94:08 32 2 4 2.53 1,360 1 esxi 4 Dell R610

VMs

Server name IP MAC Memory (in GBs) CPUs Storage allocated (in GBs) NICs OS Os version Hardware type
analytics.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.243, 192.168.1.40 1 1 20 1 ubuntu 8.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
ci.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.246, 192.168.1.5 1 1 15 1 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
nomad.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.244, 192.168.1.90 1 1 15 1 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
nova-controller.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.236, 192.168.1.60 1 1 80 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
ds1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.236, 192.168.1.60 1 1 30 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
lvs1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.241, 192.168.1.50 1 1 30 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
owa1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.239, 192.168.1.41 1 1 30 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
owa2.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.240, 192.168.1.42 1 1 30 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
owa3.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.43 1 1 30 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
nova-compute1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.65 1 1 80 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
nova-compute2.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.66 1 1 80 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
storage1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.65 1 1 80 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
storage2.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.66 1 1 80 2 ubuntu 10.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
commons.prototype.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.249, 192.168.1.71 00:0C:29:1e:b8:06 2 1 110 1 ubuntu 8.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
fedora10-1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.10 00:0C:29:53:3B:A1 1 1 15 2 fedora 10 Virtual Machine
fedora11-1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.11 00:0C:29:AF:BD:C1 1 1 15 2 fedora 11 Virtual Machine
fedora12-1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.12 00:0C:29:09:E1:BD 1 1 15 2 fedora 12 Virtual Machine
grid.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.247, 192.168.1.1 00:0C:29:DB:9D:FF 1 1 15 2 ubuntu 8.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
mobile.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.245, 192.168.1.80 2 1 30 1 windows 7 Virtual Machine
prototype.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.248, 192.168.1.70 00:0C:29:32:37:64 2 1 27 1 ubuntu 8.04 LTS server Virtual Machine
windows7-1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.20 00:0C:29:D3:30:6F 2 1 25 2 windows 7 Virtual Machine
windows7-2.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.21 00:0C:29:63:53:5D 2 1 25 2 windows 7 Virtual Machine
windowsxp-1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.22 1 1 25 2 windows xp Virtual Machine
windowsvista-1.tesla.usability.wikimedia.org 208.80.152.250, 192.168.1.23 2 1 25 2 windows xp Virtual Machine
  • Note: 208.80.152.250 is an IP address used for building and patching systems. All systems that list this as their IP do not have a public IP address.

Managing Tesla

To interact with Tesla, you'll need a Windows OS, and the VMware vSphere Client. If you have Windows, you can get the client directly from Tesla. All tasks require that you open the vSphere client, and sign in to tesla.usability.wikimedia.org.

Rebooting virtual machines

From the Home view:

  1. Click "Inventory"
  2. Expand tesla.usability.wikimedia.org
  3. Right click on the VM you wish to reboot
    1. Under "Power", select "Restart guest" (CTRL-r); if this fails, select "Reset" (CTRL-t)

Note: "Reset" is like a hardware reset. The guest OS will not shut down properly, and could get corrupted when doing so. It should be used only when necessary. If the guest has panic'd, for instance, this will be the only option.

VMware tools

It is important to keep the VMware tools up to date on all of the guests. The tools add faster network adapters, better disk drivers, etc. They also allow the ESXi host to suspend the VMs when rebooting (important for patching). Whenever a new kernel is installed on a guest, you will need to update the VMware tools. See the below instructions:

yum -y install gcc kernel-devel patch make
mount /media/cdrom
cp /media/cdrom/VMware*.tar.gz /tmp
cd /tmp
tar -xzvf VMware*.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib
./vmware-installer.pl
<accept all defaults>

User documentation

Backend servers

Backend servers are servers that only have a private IP address.

  • Backend servers do not have access to anything on the public internet, except through a web proxy. The web proxy has a whitelist for what it is allowed to access, so if you need access to a specific domain, you'll need to request it.
  • Backend servers also have a disconnected, shared, public IP address that can be enabled for short periods of time, when requested. The public IP address can only be enabled by VM admins.

Resources

Resources for a VM are: number of CPUs, RAM, and storage space.

  • Most resources can be added and removed as needed for most operating systems
  • Resources are limited, and are allocated by need. If you need more resources, please provide justification when requesting.