NPG Layout

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Current System Design

Systems Diagram

Here is a diagram of our current system layout.

Black Systems represent physical hardware.

Blue Systems represent Virtual Machines

Arrows indicate which system a Virtual Machine is running on. Other hosts with VMWare capability can be used to fill in for the main Virtualization server during downtime.

Operating System is listed in italics beneath each system's name

Services are listed in the second row of the diagram, followed by the specific software used to provide that service.

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System Redesign

These notes describe the migration from the old system layout with the original hardware Einstein to the current Gourd hardware / Einstein VM design.

First Proposed Redesign

This updated diagram incorporates Maurik's suggested changes:

Proposed redesign 01.png

Questions / Concerns

This design attempts to minimize the number of virtual machines which frees up a couple of host names. I made Corn a backup DNS server that would run on Taro because this is the best way to failover in case something happens with Jalapeno. Even if Einstein goes down entirely we'll at least have one DNS server still running.

Corn is running Debian and is designed to be a standalone Bugzilla appliance. It is not known whether this will make it difficult to add the DNS functionality ( it should be as simple as installing the service and copying the configuration from Jalapeno ). This needs to be investigated. An alternative is leaving Corn as a standalone and using the Okra virtual machine to provide printing as well as acting as a backup DNS.

It is not known yet whether the old Einstein will be usable as a mirror / failover for the new Einstein. This should be investigated. If it is, we should also investigate whether it will need a Red Hat license, or if CentOS will be sufficient.

Second Proposed Redesign

This design is deprecated, but left here for reference purposes.

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