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| hostname = hydra.cslabs.clarkson.edu
| hostname = hydra.cslabs.clarkson.edu
| operating_system = Debian 8.2
| operating_system = Debian 8.2
| interface1 = {{Network Interface | name=Clarkson Network | mac=? | ip=}}
| interface1 = {{Network Interface | name=Clarkson Network | mac=0c:c4:7a:c6:e7:88 | ip=}}
| cpuspecs = 2x 16 Core AMD Opteron 6376
| cpuspecs = 2x 16 Core AMD Opteron 6376
| ramspecs = 4x 16GB DDR3-1600 ECC
| ramspecs = 4x 16GB DDR3-1600 ECC

Revision as of 09:54, 4 September 2016

IP Address(es):
Contact Person: Jared Dunbar
Last Update: Fall 2016
Services: Various

Hostname: hydra.cslabs.clarkson.edu
Operating system: Debian 8.2
NIC 1: Clarkson Network
MAC: 0c:c4:7a:c6:e7:88
CPU: 2x 16 Core AMD Opteron 6376
RAM: 4x 16GB DDR3-1600 ECC

Hydra is our newest VM host (as of September 2016


Do a basic debian install with the hard drives software raided in RAID 6, all of the device as /, then continue below

Install Packages

apt install htop iotop iftop lm-sensors vim sudo qemu-kvm libvirt-bin virtinst screen rsync tmux p7zip

Network Configuration

We beed to create a network bridge for the VM's to connect on.

source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# Auto Configure eth0 and eth1 (our two NIC's - the ethernet over the usb ports is actually a IPMI port)
auto eth0
auto eth1

# Bridge, set the IP here and bridge all the defined ports for communication
auto br0
iface br0 inet static
        bridge_ports all

Hardware Information


The CPU0 heat sink cooler is not very well mounted. It is mounted properly, however if the server is bumped too hard, the cooler will pop off. Treat the server with extreme care ALWAYS

  • 2x 16 Core AMD Opeteron 6376
  • 4x 16GB DDR3-1600 ECC RAM
  • 5x 2TB Segate Constelation HDD in RAID 6
  • 2x Noctua CPU Coolers
  • Super Micro MBD-H8DG6-F-0 Motherboard EATX
  • Silver Stone 550 Watt 80+ Platinum Power Supply
  • Roswell 4u Server Chassis

Good to note is that there are 3 Ethernet ports. Two of them are NIC's (the pair right next to one another) and the one over the USB port is IPMI over Ethernet and has no connection to the kernel. Remote IPMI is disabled, so don't even bother with this.