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| hostname = phoenix.cslabs.clarkson.edu
| operating_system = Debian 8.0 Jessie
| operating_system = Debian 8.0 Jessie

Revision as of 10:09, 12 October 2015

IP Address(es):
Contact Person: James Bruska & Killian Coddington
Last Update: Summer 2015
Services: Various

Hostname: phoenix.cslabs.clarkson.edu
Operating system: Debian 8.0 Jessie
NIC 1: Clarkson Network
MAC: ?
CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5410 @ 2.33GHz

Phoenix is our secondary VM host. It rose from the ashes of europa and xen2.

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.

Each of Phoenix's CPUs are much older than, but roughly comparable in performance to Bennu's CPU. Thus, Phoenix also has roughly twice the computing power as Bennu.


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:

In /etc/network/interfaces:

# 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
        bridge_ports all

After making modifications to this file, you can either restart networking (/etc/init.d/networking restart, systemctl restart networking, etc.) or use ifup br0

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.

Automated backups

Phoenix and Bennu will perform weekly backups of each others running VMs. This is a WIP.