[powerdev-hosting] powerdev2 disk failure

Lance Albertson lance at osuosl.org
Mon Jul 20 16:54:35 UTC 2015

Sorry for the delay in a status update on this issue. I've been on vacation
and now attending OSCON but I wanted to let you know where we're at with

We've been working on building a POWER8 cluster powered by OpenStack which
will allow projects to spin vms up/down at will and also give you access to
both big and little endian ppc64. I've been discussing with IBM about
forgoing rebuilding these LPARS and just moving them to this newer cluster.
We won't be able to get to this while we're all busy at OSCON, however if
there's an urgent need to get them online please let us know and we'll make
something work.

We may have you re-submit an application so we can keep track of how the P8
systems are being used. I will try and send an update next week sometime.


On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 10:31 AM, Taylor Fahlman <fahlmant at osuosl.org> wrote:

> Powerdev2 is going down again today for 4 hours, starting soon after this
> email is sent. Again, we apologize for the short notice.
> --
> Taylor Fahlman
> Open Source Lab
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Lance Albertson <lance at osuosl.org> wrote:
>> ​So I have some good news and some bad news.​
>> ​Good news, we replaced the hard drive today and brought back most of the
>> machines without any issue.
>> The bad news, we noticed that this was a new hard drive failure and ​we
>> still need to fix this original disk from back in May. I looked at the
>> storage and it appears that three LPARS will need to be completely rebuilt:
>> coho.fedora
>> karman.pg
>> parry.debian
>> For now I'm leaving them offline until we get the other disk fixed next
>> week. We have been prepping a POWER8 OpenStack cluster to eventually
>> replace these LPARs. I'm going to see if we can just move these three
>> instances over to that cluster instead of going through the process of
>> rebuilding them as LPARs. If this is a problem, please let me know.
>> Thanks-
>> On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 8:56 AM, Taylor Fahlman <fahlmant at osuosl.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Today at around 11 AM Pacific Time, 18:00 UTC, we will be replacing the
>>> failed disk in powerdev2. This will cause an outage and it will be expected
>>> to last around 4 hours. We're sorry for the short notice. We will send
>>> another email when powerdev2 is back online.
>> --
>> Lance Albertson
>> Director
>> Oregon State University | Open Source Lab
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Lance Albertson
Oregon State University | Open Source Lab
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