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Resources donated so far

Quantity / Model Year Donor warranty status Used for
2x PowerEdge R720 2014 Red Hat extended warranty active storage servers
14x PowerEdge R620 2014 Red Hat warranty expired in 2017 hypervisors & OpenShift nodes
10x PowerEdge R430 2016 Red Hat warranty expired in 2019 OST workers
2x Power S812L 2015 IBM on loan from IBM POWER8 hypervisors
3x s390 VM   IBM - s390 CI Workers
1x s390 VM   Fedora - s390 CI Workers

Donate hardware

The oVirt infrastructure can greatly benefit from donated capacity in form of virtual machines and physical servers. Below you can find the approximate specs we are looking for.

Physical servers

Physical servers are used for oVirt CI and run various CPU and disk intensive tasks. Our current standard is as follows:

  • Recent Intel or AMD processor, 8 CPU cores or more
  • 128 GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD/SSD
  • 100 mbps uplink (gigabit preferred)

Virtual machines

Virtual machines are used to run all other important parts of the infrastructure such as name services, package distribution, monitoring, load balancing and backups. Typical requirements are:

  • running on redundant hardware with shared storage attached
  • 2 vCPU
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 160 GB vHDD (up to 2TB for some use cases)
  • gigabit uplink
  • IPv6 connectivity
  • unlimited monthly traffic

Process

If you have spare hardware available at your datacenter that meets these requirements feel free to reach us via the infra list. The system should have CentOS Stream installed along with an SSH pubkey of one of the infra team members that will be used for bootstrap.

Note: If you have hardware up for donation but cannot provide hosting but can ship it to Arizona - please reach out to us via the mailing list as we may have space to accomodate it in our PHX datacenter.