RVaLUG Presentation - 20130921

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A talk about home datacenters given at RVaLUG (www.rvalug.org)

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RVaLUG Presentation - 20130921

  1. 1. Running Up Your Light Bill Your Own Home Datacenter
  2. 2. about: jduncan ● At Red Hat ~2 years ● Public Sector Team Lead ● Richmond, VA ● Small Zoo ● Wonderful Wife ● Old Bungalow
  3. 3. Talking Points ● Home Datacenters on a budget ● Toolchain ● What can I do with my new toy?
  4. 4. Building My Datacenter Requirements ● Gigabit Ethernet ● Room to Grow ● Shared Storage ● High Availability ● Redundancy MAY not be worth the investment ● Not all OSes are made the same
  5. 5. Building My Datacenter My Build-out ● Some help from my company – priceless ● Xeon- grade hypervisor (Penryn model) - $350 ● 3TB NFSv3 NAS – single disk - $130 ● 3 Virtualization Hypervisors toal ● 1 Control / Utility Server - $150 ● 8-port gigabit switch - $40
  6. 6. Building My Datacenter My Build-out
  7. 7. Building My Datacenter My Build-out (cont'd)
  8. 8. Building My Datacenter My Toolchain Linux ● DHCP ● Internal DNS
  9. 9. Building My Datacenter My Toolchain Red Hat Enterprise Linux / oVirt http://www.ovirt.org/ http://www.redhat.com/products/cloud-computing/virtualization/
  10. 10. Building My Datacenter My Toolchain Red Hat Satellite / Spacewalk spacewalk.redhat.com www.redhat.com/products/enterprise-linux/rhn-satellite/
  11. 11. Building My Datacenter My Toolchain Zabbix - www.zabbix.com
  12. 12. Building My Datacenter Features PXE Boot Provisioning
  13. 13. Building My Datacenter Features “Thin” Virtual Disks
  14. 14. Building My Datacenter Features High Availability Live Migrations
  15. 15. Building My Datacenter So What Do I DO With it? WORK
  16. 16. Building My Datacenter So What Do I DO With it? FUN www.plexapp.com
  17. 17. Building My Datacenter Questions / Thoughts / Concerns? ?

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