Historical Hera Config

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Mozilla@Seneca Cluster Administration


This project page is for all system and network administration tasks on the Mozilla cluster at Seneca.



None as of yet.


Task Priority Status
Test a Buildbot TryScheduler with MailNotifier. Low Getting errors from CVS. Need to e-mail the mailing list again.
Document all cluster machine tasks. High Ongoing
Setup Win2k3 VM for Liz Done Complete
Create new windows images. Low Waiting for enough things to add to make it worthwhile. So far the following are needed:
  • autoconf
  • ssh
  • wget
Setup Linux VM for Airbag project. Done Complete
Setup NFS server on linux9 Done Complete
Setup SMB server on linux9 Done Complete
Real world IPs for all machines High Waiting on ITT
Setup VM for CVS/bonsai mirror Done Complete
Investigate high latency on the cluster Low ACS did network upgrades on the cluster. This is tentatively solved.
Create clean images of commonly used machines. Ubuntu, Windows 2003, others? Medium Ubuntu images done. Not sure how to do Windows images yet because of product key issues.
Document the steps involved in making a generic VM. Pre-installed software should be included in this. Medium
Document the steps involved in bringing up a new VM. This should cover configuration changes as well as who needs to be notified. Is there a list of things that ACS needs yet? Medium
Find a better way to give VNC access to VMs. Ideally I want GDM running on a vnc port. Medium Justin is currently looking into this.


November 2006

bhearsum 13:16, 15 November 2006 (EST)

  • A redid the Ubuntu server generic image as an edgy install. Along with this I made notes about how to make a generic install. I will be doing an Ubuntu Desktop install shortly, but I'm waiting on Justin's stuff re: VNC.

bhearsum 12:40, 24 November 2006 (EST)

  • The cluster was down for maintenance recently. Some network upgrades were done at that time. Nobody has felt any lag since this happened. The cluster lag is *tentatively* solved.

Archived News

September 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

  • TryScheduler is setup, need to test it.

Sept. 26, 2006

  • Big Errors when attempting to use 'buildbot try'. Posted to the mailing list about it.

Sept. 28, 2006

  • Win2 was imaged and win4 and win5 brought online.
  • linux12 - linux15 were brought online.

Sept. 29, 2006

  • Buildbot maintainer replied to my mailing list post. What he says looks promising, I will be testing it out this weekend.

Sept. 30, 2006

  • Fixed the first error with 'buildbot try'. Getting a new problem related to 'cvs diff', need to post to the mailing list again.

October 2006

22:43, 1 October 2006 (EDT)

  • New problem can be fixed by adding '-N' flag. Need to post to mailing list and see if this can be changed in trunk.

13:23, 5 October 2006 (EDT)

  • Port forwards to the VMs were enabled. I spent a few hours figuring out why I couldn't connect to the Windows 2003 server with RDP, turns out the encryption level was too high.
  • shaver would like to get a list of things we need to do before bringing new VMs online. I think this is a good idea. It would be unfortunate if projects were held up because of politics.

15:00, 6 October 2006 (EDT)

  • Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server generic images are now available in /usr2/Generic VMs. Windows 2003 to come.

17:16, 30 October 2006 (EST)

  • Played with buildbot try some more. I found out that it is not a stable feature yet. I'm thinking about whether I want to take on development of it.

Related Links

List of Cluster Machines