February 19th, 2015

The copy off local storage was taking too long, which among other things implies that there really is something wrong with the new ssd or file server, so I aborted the attempt to upgrade vmware and flopped it over to the replicas on the other fileserver.  Things seem to be running normally, though this is a disk based system, so it has its limits.  Things seem to be back to normal though…

Vmware update update

February 19th, 2015

It’s never easy: it looks like the esxi update is going to trash the local storage, so I’m having to backup up a couple things I want to save first, which will take about an hour…

Vmware update

February 19th, 2015
I plan on upgrading the vmware host tonight to try to resolve the performance problem.

Moving agora vm files

February 17th, 2015

Since the old readynas server is performing normally, I’m copying a snapshot of agora’s vm files over to it and when that’s done, will restart agora there.  Not speedy, but should be useable.

Troubleshooting update

February 16th, 2015

I have narrowed the problem down to nfs performance between both vms and vmware itself, and the freebsd file server (as in 40KB/sec!)…

Filesystem check complete

February 16th, 2015

Filesystem check ran much faster than expected, agora coming back up now.  Bad news is that probably won’t have made any difference…

Filesystem check

February 16th, 2015

I’m running a filesystem check that will fix some problems; not sure if they’re affecting performance, but I’m grasping at straws…the system probably won’t be back up until late tonight


February 15th, 2015

There is something doing a lot of writes that appears to be causing vm performance issues, and I’m having trouble finding out what it is.  At this point, I’m going to investigate moving rdrop mail to Peak and start phasing out web hosting (Peak offers as good or better rates on a better platform).

Normal operation resumed

February 14th, 2015

The vm host fought me a bit, but everything should be operating normally again.

System update

February 14th, 2015

The VM server has gotten terribly confused in the ordeal, and it looks like I’m going to have to go in and hard reset it. Hopefully things will be back up 9ish…