Critical AirCon Issue in the MSE data centre.
UPDATE: 12:30pm Thursday 16th of January 2020
All servers within the MSE IT Data Center have been turned ON. Please report any issues through https://ithelp.eng.unimelb.edu.au/support/servicedesk/index.php
At ~2pm on the 15th January 2020 the MSE Data Centre lost power to the air conditioning units. MSE IT has been forced to perform an emergency shutdown/stop to all servers in the MSE DC.
MSE IT can provide MSE Researchers with a Virtual Server for research and teaching purposes.
MSE IT virtual servers are well suited for basic server tasks like web servers right the way through to some HPC workloads. Our virtial machines are used for LAMP services, running software servers for applications like OpenFOAM and Confluence, database servers and software development. They are not suitable for graphics based work such as CAD applications or very large HPC jobs. For that work, MSE IT provides Virtual Workstations (VDI) or a HPC cluster.
Our very basic virtual server, suitable for a simple web server, has the following specs:
- Ubuntu 18.04.
- 1 virtual core
- 4gb ram
- 10gb HDD
- regular system snapsots on request
- located in a fully supported Data Centre, so there are no sudden power outages
- available via VPN from outside the Uni network
All the system specs can be varied. We have served Virtual Servers with upto 48 cores and 128gb RAM.
NOTE: Virtual Servers are a shared resource and will only be granted for specifically requested period of time. Virtual Servers that are unused will be reclaimed and the resources made available to other users. Virtual Servers can be snapshotted and archived.