openSUSE Build Service virtualized
While our build workers build packages in virtual environments since a while now, the backend servers are also running as virtual machines since Christmas 2015. This includes an enhanced backbone infrastructure, allowing to run 10 Gb redundant Ethernet.
All backend servers run now on one of three virtualization hosts using KVM:
* 48 Cores
* 512 GB RAM
* 20 Gb Ethernet (incl. FCOE)
The eight virtual servers running on this hardware are using the resources very well - while we still have the ability to use just two of the virtualization hosts for continuous operation during service. We hope to improve the availability of the openSUSE Build Service with this new setup and reduce the overall downtime for you.
At the moment, we are trying to fix the last small issues (like long live migration times or synchronization of the configuration between the machines).