Upgrade the existing LAVA server

Registered by Paul Larson on 2011-11-07

We have new memory, and newer distros available and should upgrade as soon as possible. There are some issues with linaro-media-creaete and some of the images on maverick right now.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Paul Larson
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Dave Pigott
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Dave Pigott
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon 2011.11
Started by
Fathi Boudra on 2011-11-10
Completed by
Paul Larson on 2011-11-16

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[fboudra, 2011-11-14] Extend the blueprint with some work items for the network improvements.
[pwlars, 2011-11-16] we moved dns and dhcp to the server and off the router, but decided to postpone expanding the address space. Moving it to the server means that we can control lease times and monitor usage easier than we could on the router, and also give us a more stable server to do this from. So far, it looks like address usage is ok, but we should continue to monitor this and look at expanding to a larger subnet in the not-so-distant future.

Headline: The validation.linaro.org server has increased memory and updated OS installed

Acceptance:
1. memory increased to 30GB (already ordered and arrived)
2. Oneiric running on the system
3. LAVA tested and running properly again
4. Network improvements deployed (router, static IPs, DHCP setup)

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
schedule downtime: DONE
prep system, make sure backups are in place: DONE
install additional RAM: DONE
upgrade OS to Oneiric: DONE
post-upgrade sanity testing: DONE
upgrade to a more reliable router in the validation network: DONE
re-ip all the static IPs in the lab: POSTPONED
move to a bigger subnet: POSTPONED
move to dhcp/dns on the server: DONE

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