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Phoenix was our secondary VM host. It rose from the ashes of europa and xen2. It has since been decommissioned because the computer was crashing too often, and from it's ashes rose Felix..
Phoenix has older drives than eevee, but several of them have never been used prior to being installed in Phoenix. Additionally, all 4 drives, which are 1 TB each, have been configured in RAID6 to allow for up to 2 failed drives and provide a total of 2 TB of storage. This is twice the amount of storage as eevee currently has and also twice the tolerance for failure.
Generally, we followed the instructions on the debian wiki.
Things to install
apt install htop vim sudo qemu-kvm libvirt-bin virtinst screen rsync
Network Bridge Setup
In order for the VMs to be on our LAN, a bridge must be set up as follows:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). source /etc/network/interfaces.d/* # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 auto eth1 auto eth2 auto br0 iface br0 inet static address 184.108.40.206 netmask 255.255.254.0 gateway 220.127.116.11 bridge_ports all
After making modifications to this file, you can either restart networking (
systemctl restart networking, etc.) or use
Bridging interfaces will cause the interfaces used to not have an ip address even if they are up. The bridge interface will contain an ip address.
Phoenix and Bennu will perform weekly backups of each others running VMs. This is a WIP.
Main VMs that are currently on Phoenix include