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BudgetNode KVM VPS saved the day

gattyttogattytto Member
edited August 2018 in Reviews

I needed to put down 2x online.net dedis because my country currency is summer-hosting at the moment, hitting nullroute very soon so 19€/m for 2 dedis was not an option. the only "important" thing on there was a bind9 server so I didn't need much rig.

I hit Discord #offers and @Ishaq set me up with KVM on his solusvm miami node.

Downside is solusvm templates are old: they use very basic partition schemes with no encryption, but Fortunately @Ishaq agreed to reset some limit on the server (many times), that only allows changing the custom iso every 6 hours, so I tried couple isos until I found ubuntu 18.04 amd64 minimal iso that comes with lvm+crypto settings at install-time.

BudgetNode Clients panel is very basic just VNC and shutdown/reboot/start buttons, then there's another panel with custom iso/disk mode(had to set that to IDE for my use case), network drive,etc.

So far besides having to change the disk driver (from virtio to IDE) and using a custom ISO, all works as expected, I found no problems setting up my networking stuff and there seems to be no protocol blocks/speed caps on my kvm's network. I am using some GRE too and it worked out of the box.

now running some webmin+let'sencrypt+shorewall+fail2ban successfully in a very fine-working dns personal server.

vpsbench

CPU model: QEMU Virtual CPU version (cpu64-rhel6) Number of cores: 2 CPU frequency: 2400.084 MHz Total amount of RAM: 985 MB Total amount of swap: MB System uptime: 1 day, 9:25, I/O speed: 58.9 MB/s Bzip 25MB: 9.00s Download 100MB file: 57.7MB/s

Thanked by 2Ishaq FHR

Comments

  • asvasv Member

    Congrats. Just don't expose this beauty to public (except of p22/53).

  • JoeMeritJoeMerit Member
    edited August 2018

    Doesn't look like the performance or features are very good. Anything could have saved the day.

  • @JoeMerit said:
    Doesn't look like the performance or features are very good. Anything could have saved the day.

    Thought the same, but then I read this:

    So far besides having to change the disk driver (from virtio to IDE)

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  • Does lvm+crypto require ide (as opposed to virtio)? Otherwise Ubuntu 18.04 should work with virtio. Just wondering ...

    "Linux will run happily with only 4 MB of RAM, including all of the bells and whistles such as the X Window System, Emacs, and so on." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 32)

  • FHRFHR Member, Provider
    edited August 2018

    @JoeMerit said:
    Doesn't look like the performance or features are very good. Anything could have saved the day.

    -

    gattytto said: encryption

    Full disk encryption is going to substantially shave off your performance

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  • @JoeMerit said:
    Doesn't look like the performance or features are very good. Anything could have saved the day.

    It sounds like @Ishaq was personally helpful.

    Anyway, if you're out in the water drowning and someone rescues you, you can still be grateful to that person even if someone else might have rescued you if the first person hadn't.

    Thanked by 2FHR vimalware

    "Linux will run happily with only 4 MB of RAM, including all of the bells and whistles such as the X Window System, Emacs, and so on." (M. Welsh & L. Kaufman, Running Linux, 2e, 1996, p. 32)

  • @angstrom said:
    Does lvm+crypto require ide (as opposed to virtio)? Otherwise Ubuntu 18.04 should work with virtio. Just wondering ...

    I didn't take the time to troubleshoot booting virtio with crypted lvm root. IDE mode did the trick

    Thanked by 1angstrom
  • Sound the provider too picky , he was so long doesn't show great offer on public.

  • IshaqIshaq Member, Provider

    @d2itsme said](/discussion/comment/2856677/#Comment_2856677): Sound the provider too picky , he was so long doesn't show great offer on public.

    What?

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  • :D just joke sir ....

  • lionlion Member
    edited August 2018

    @angstrom said:
    Does lvm+crypto require ide (as opposed to virtio)? Otherwise Ubuntu 18.04 should work with virtio. Just wondering ...

    It is useless to use encryption in a KVM anyways

  • JackHJackH Moderator

    @lion said:

    @angstrom said:
    Does lvm+crypto require ide (as opposed to virtio)? Otherwise Ubuntu 18.04 should work with virtio. Just wondering ...

    It is useless to use encryption in a KVM anyways

    Given the keys will likely be stored in memory and thus easily retrievable from the host, maybe. It does add one further layer of defence, however, should the disk be removed.

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  • JackHJackH Moderator

    @JoeMerit said:
    Doesn't look like the performance or features are very good. Anything could have saved the day.

    ^ This @gattytto. Anything could have saved the day.

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  • Go4MartGo4Mart Member
    edited March 16

    Removed.

    Thanks and regards

  • seriesnseriesn Member, Provider

    @Go4Mart said:
    I try budgetnode but they do not answer tickets for days, try to avoid them, even basic support can't be done.

    So you spam a 2 year old thread? Come on dude/Dudette!

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