SunBlade 150 to take at Lyon, France and ideas about 3 T1000 to replace, if possible.

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SunBlade 150 to take at Lyon, France and ideas about 3 T1000 to replace, if possible.

Sylvain MAURIN
Hello,

My labs is trashing 1 Sunblade150 + Soekris 1401 from 2003 purchase. Yesterday
morning, she was in good state, booting OS. Do you think she could usefull to
someone in your project. Anybody close to me (Lyon,France) can pick up her ?

In another plan, I need an advice : I want to replace 3 Sun Enterprise T1000
running OpenBSD (4Gb RAM/6 Cores 1Gh/Various SATA HDD) as our labs SSH
gateways. Their main problems are non redondant power supply that disqualify
them with our datacenter policies.

Some list readers have an idea about an hardware able to replace them ?

I am looking for OpenBSD hardware compatible 1/2U racks boxes, redondant PSU,
with preference for another all but amd64 arch with LOM/RAC/IPMI management
hardware, in less than 6kEUR budget range. 

Usually, my T1000 manage tunneling/forwarding for 20 ssh users, with 250Mb/s
network streams. I suppose that most recent Loonsong or Octeon hardware would
be able to do it easy, but I am unable to find any local resellers here, in
France, outside for Ubiquity edgerouter that came without redundant PSU.
I asked a quote to Rhino Labs for 2 Octeons SDNA boxes, without success. 
Helas, SPARC with ORACLE offers are not in my budget.

Last ask, if I can replace my T1000, I will give them or I could keep them for
you online and with SSH ports opened for one OS and another one for ALOM. Then,
she should be power cycled 2 times by year (with notifications) but will stay
in a safe datacenter environnement (CC.IN2P3) and will most probably will run
smoothly most of the time. 

My only request then would be acceptance for your dev to respect our RENATER
chart[1] and let me keep an admin access to her ALOM. 
I will do basic hardware maintenance cannibalizing spare T1000.

Sylvain Maurin

[1]-https://www.renater.fr/IMG/pdf/charte_en-2014.pdf

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Re: SunBlade 150 to take at Lyon, France and ideas about 3 T1000 to replace, if possible.

Stefan Sperling-5
On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 04:21:14PM +0100, Sylvain Maurin wrote:
> I am looking for OpenBSD hardware compatible 1/2U racks boxes, redondant PSU,
> with preference for another all but amd64 arch with LOM/RAC/IPMI management
> hardware, in less than 6kEUR budget range. 

A T5220 machine is stable for me after some patches to the cbus(4)
driver family, which work around issues that look like firwmare bugs
and prevented LDOM guests from working. These fixes will be in 6.3.

It looks like these machines would fit your requirements?
It's essentially one generation up from the T1000.

The firmware versions I am using on my T5220 are:

        SP firmware 3.0.12.8.a
        SP firmware build number: 108523
        SP firmware date: Fri Mar 11 07:19:16 PST 2016
        SP filesystem version: 0.1.22
 
         hypervisor_version = Hypervisor 1.10.7.h 2016/03/11 07:13
         obp_version = OpenBoot 4.33.6.g 2016/03/11 06:05
         post_version = POST 4.33.6.g 2016/03/11 06:15
         status = OpenBSD running
         sysfw_version = Sun System Firmware 7.4.10.a 2016/03/11 07:45

There is one known outstanding issue with softraid(4) boot inside LDOM
guests, again due to a firmware bug.
This patch probably won't make 6.3 as it potentially affects many machines
and it is too late now to get it tested properly before release:
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=152085114214080&w=2
But softraid(4) boot from physical disks works fine without this patch.

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Re: SunBlade 150 to take at Lyon, France and ideas about 3 T1000 to replace, if possible.

Marc Peters-3
In reply to this post by Sylvain MAURIN
On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 04:21:14PM +0100, Sylvain Maurin wrote:

> I am looking for OpenBSD hardware compatible 1/2U racks boxes, redondant PSU,
> with preference for another all but amd64 arch with LOM/RAC/IPMI management
> hardware, in less than 6kEUR budget range. 
>
> Usually, my T1000 manage tunneling/forwarding for 20 ssh users, with 250Mb/s
> network streams. I suppose that most recent Loonsong or Octeon hardware would
> be able to do it easy, but I am unable to find any local resellers here, in
> France, outside for Ubiquity edgerouter that came without redundant PSU.
> I asked a quote to Rhino Labs for 2 Octeons SDNA boxes, without success. 
> Helas, SPARC with ORACLE offers are not in my budget.
>

Hi,

you should look for supermicro boxes. They come with redundant power supplies, ipmi and should fit your budget (processor dependent). As an EU customer, you could also buy them in a different EU country (eg. Netherlands or Germany).

hth,
Marc

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Re: SunBlade 150 to take at Lyon, France and ideas about 3 T1000 to replace, if possible.

Tinker
On March 21, 2018 7:02 PM, Marc Peters <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 04:21:14PM +0100, Sylvain Maurin wrote:
>
> > I am looking for OpenBSD hardware compatible 1/2U racks boxes, redondant PSU,
> >
> > with preference for another all but amd64 arch with LOM/RAC/IPMI management
> >
> > hardware, in less than 6kEUR budget range.
> >
> > Usually, my T1000 manage tunneling/forwarding for 20 ssh users, with 250Mb/s
> >
> > network streams. I suppose that most recent Loonsong or Octeon hardware would
> >
> > be able to do it easy, but I am unable to find any local resellers here, in
> >
> > France, outside for Ubiquity edgerouter that came without redundant PSU.
> >
> > I asked a quote to Rhino Labs for 2 Octeons SDNA boxes, without success. 
> >
> > Helas, SPARC with ORACLE offers are not in my budget.
>
> Hi,
>
> you should look for supermicro boxes. They come with redundant power supplies, ipmi and should fit your budget (processor dependent). As an EU customer, you could also buy them in a different EU country (eg. Netherlands or Germany).

Did Supermicro release non-AMD64 hardware recently? If I understood the
OP right he wants non-AMD64.

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Marc Peters-3
Am 21. März 2018 14:36:31 MEZ schrieb Tinker <[hidden email]>:
>Did Supermicro release non-AMD64 hardware recently? If I understood the
>OP right he wants non-AMD64.

Ah, missed that part.

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