Monday, July 22, 2013

The oMiCloud is here!

oMiCloud is the name of my home-lab!!!

And this post is all about it. Actually is a brief description and the specs of the  machines currently used.  

Well ... the  lab in present is based on just three machines.

 The first machine is the so called Cerberus. This machine purpose is twofold. The most important  role is to act as firewall, responsible to provide access to the 3rd party external users (i.e allow access to friends only). The second role is to host a small web server, used for management panels and a couple of funny private WIKI.

 Kerberos is a low power (in terms of electric consumption) but powerful SheevaPlug, and here is  the specs. 

 The second machine is Atlas.  This machine is the most powerful machine of the network so far. The whole cloud infrastructure is mainly based on Atlas. It is runs the open source Xen Cloud Platform  (XCP version 1.6) and is the main resource for CloudStack . Its actually the host of all the VMs run on the lab (at least for now).Atlas in an Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC). To be more specific a  DC3217IYE with 16GB of RAM (i.e 2 X Corsair Vengeance 8BG SO-DIMMs) and 256GB SSD disk (i.e Plextor m5m SSD ).

 The third and the last (for now) machine of my home lab is MenippusMenippus is also a SheevaPlug, like Cerberus and its main purpose is monitoring (Zennos used so far). Stay there, watch the lab, and apply some cynic philosophy (mainly through alerts).

 Promise some guides and how-to will be follow in the next days in order to help all my Geeky friends build their own home-labs.

P.S well … there is also a Network attached storage (NAS) but nothing that  really worth mentioning further ... 

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