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Ysul current hardware doesn't give satisfaction:

  • zfs locks -- it's very common to wait for IO some seconds
  • RAM too low

Decision has been made to supersede with a 32 or 64 Gb of RAM, pure SSD, raid 1 solution (some write performance cost is okay for redundancy). OS will be FreeBSD 11, with first the devserver role (we'll see afterwards what we do for webserver-legacy).


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dereckson triaged this task as High priority.Nov 21 2019, 21:31
dereckson created this task.


For cost optimization, as the final decision was made this Monday, we were waiting for Black Friday promotion.
Purchase has been done for a PRO-6-S (Intel Xeon E3-1240-V6, 64 GB DDR4 ECC, 2x 500 GB SSD).


I'm installing FreeBSD 12.1 through KVM. Then Salt. Then we automate the setup and fix the issues.

Roles core and saltmaster have been successfully fixed and applied.