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KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider
edited May 2012 in Offers

Hello, I'll keep this short. We've built a test KVM node to play with an want some help testing it so here we are. We have 5 of each option: 128MB, 256MB, and 512MB (all come with 5GB of disk space and 100GB of bandwidth to play with).

This is for testing only, these are not on production servers and do not have everything our public release will have (assuming we decide to offer KVM after testing is done). Right now we only offer 3 ISOs (Debian 6, CentOS 5.8, and Arch Linux), do not ask for more as we are not adding more in our test environment.

https://my.securedragon.net/cart.php?gid=11

All VPSs last 14 days after order and we will manually provision orders to prevent abuse (I will process orders when I have time, it may be a few hours before I return to my PC so I apologize for the wait). Not all orders will be processed either so we apologize if your order does not make it. Thanks for your help! Any feedback you can provide would be appreciated!

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  • I signed up.

    The Original Daniel.

  • AlexBarakovAlexBarakov Member, Provider

    Just ordered one. Will post results of some testing in a couple of hours. :)

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  • AsadAsad Member

    Placed an order, happy to help test it.

  • zhuanyizhuanyi Member

    Only 128MB is available and just grabbed one :)

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  • TaylorTaylor Member

    Got a 128, would of been nicer for something larger but am very happy to test this (:

    I know, I'm Dale Maily.

  • WilliamWilliam Member, Provider

    order'd :)

  • miTgiBmiTgiB Member

    @KuJoe said: CentOS 5.8, and Arch Linux

    Not enough ram to install CentOS (the 512mb will work) and Arch is for Hipsters :P

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  • InfinityInfinity Member, Provider

    @liam said: Taylor, 128mb is plenty to play with!

    +1

    @liam said: I've ordered too...

    Me too.

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  • yomeroyomero Member

    Out of stock xDDD

  • @miTgiB said: Not enough ram to install CentOS (the 512mb will work) and Arch is for Hipsters :P

    Arch is a nightmare to get working with propriety drivers.

    The Original Daniel.

  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    @miTgiB said: Arch is for Hipsters :P

    Quote of the year, I love it

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  • Damnit, all taken :/

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @yomero said: Out of stock xDDD

    128 yeah, but I have just ordered 256.

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider
    edited May 2012

    Wow, I think like 90% of the sign-ups are from overseas (and mostly from the UK). I'm going to cancel the remaining orders and will open up some more for US and CA users since we only got 1 of each. LoL.

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, OR, TX, and AZ
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  • Thanks, Just signed up, I'm from the US!

    Hope I get accepted.

    Insidiea

  • TaylorTaylor Member

    @liam said: 128mb is plenty to play with!

    It is considering that my other plan with them is 32mb :P

    I know, I'm Dale Maily.

  • Nice disk IO:
    image
    (booted from the arch iso, waiting on my cent6 32 bit disk image to upload, at 1mpbs)

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  • I also ordered one. LOVE IT :D

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  • ivpsivps Member
    edited May 2012

    Just order one, in fact, I like KVM, and I would like to have a 64M RAM VPS for a vpn server.

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider
    edited May 2012

    @dmmcintyre3 said: Nice disk IO

    Thanks. We hope it will be even better on our production server (6 drives instead of 4).

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, OR, TX, and AZ
    Need backup space? Check out BackupDragon
  • Thanks!, looks like a great way for people to test your new network location out as well.

  • I keep getting authentication failed when connecting to VNC.

    The Original Daniel.

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    Wow, I've never used VNC for CD install... nice!

  • InsidieaInsidiea Member
    edited May 2012

    @netomx said: Wow, I've never used VNC for CD install... nice!

    Yeah, this is my first time too!

    Insidiea

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    Update 1: Apt-getting, super fast, very nice @KuJoe !

  • Truly amazing I/O

    [email protected]:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.17835 s, 493 MB/s

    Insidiea

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator
    edited May 2012

    Update 2:

    Using apache2, php, mysql, and Magento:

    free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           247        220         27          0         29        100
    -/+ buffers/cache:         90        157
    Swap:          258          0        258
    

    and

    <

    pre>ps ax
    PID TTY STAT TIME COMMAND
    1 ? Ss 0:00 init [2]
    2 ? S 0:00 [kthreadd]
    3 ? S 0:00 [migration/0]
    4 ? S 0:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
    5 ? S 0:00 [watchdog/0]
    6 ? S 0:00 [migration/1]
    7 ? S 0:00 [ksoftirqd/1]
    8 ? S 0:00 [watchdog/1]
    9 ? S 0:00 [events/0]
    10 ? S 0:00 [events/1]
    11 ? S 0:00 [cpuset]
    12 ? S 0:00 [khelper]
    13 ? S 0:00 [netns]
    14 ? S 0:00 [async/mgr]
    15 ? S 0:00 [pm]
    16 ? S 0:00 [sync_supers]
    17 ? S 0:00 [bdi-default]
    18 ? S 0:00 [kintegrityd/0]
    19 ? S 0:00 [kintegrityd/1]
    20 ? S 0:00 [kblockd/0]
    21 ? S 0:00 [kblockd/1]
    22 ? S 0:00 [kacpid]
    23 ? S 0:00 [kacpi_notify]
    24 ? S 0:00 [kacpi_hotplug]
    25 ? S 0:00 [kseriod]
    28 ? S 0:00 [kondemand/0]
    29 ? S 0:00 [kondemand/1]
    30 ? S 0:00 [khungtaskd]
    31 ? S 0:00 [kswapd0]
    32 ? SN 0:00 [ksmd]
    33 ? S 0:00 [aio/0]
    34 ? S 0:00 [aio/1]
    35 ? S 0:00 [crypto/0]
    36 ? S 0:00 [crypto/1]
    167 ? S 0:00 [ksuspend_usbd]
    168 ? S 0:00 [khubd]
    170 ? S 0:00 [ata/0]
    171 ? S 0:00 [ata/1]
    172 ? S 0:00 [ata_aux]
    174 ? S 0:00 [scsi_eh_0]
    175 ? S 0:00 [scsi_eh_1]
    212 ? S 0:01 [kjournald]
    276 ? S

  • dmmcintyre3dmmcintyre3 Member
    edited May 2012

    Installed CentOS 6 (In ~8.4 min), now to do some more tests.

    image

    If you want to use that disk image, it's at http://199.167.31.125/cent6.gz. Just rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and remove the mac address line in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 then reboot to fix networking. If DHCP doens't work, you'll have to set up networking manually. Root password for the disk image is "temp-pass" without quotes. Be sure to change that after rebooting.

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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    and the usual I/O

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/tmp bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 3.09455 s, 347 MB/s
    
  • Not that bad with VirtIO.

    image

    The Original Daniel.

  • Shit, I missed this? :<

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  • @KuJoe More Disk IO tests:

    "dd" test:

    Without virtio:

    dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.41587 s, 444 MB/s

    With virtio:

    [[email protected] ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=16k count=64k conv=fdatasync
    65536+0 records in
    65536+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 2.39341 s, 449 MB/s

    ioping:

    [[email protected] ~]# ioping . -c 10
    4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root): request=1 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root): request=2 time=0.2 ms
    4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root): request=3 time=0.2 ms
    4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root): request=4 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root): request=5 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root): request=6 time=0.2 ms
    4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root): request=7 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root): request=8 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root): request=9 time=0.1 ms
    4096 bytes from . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root): request=10 time=0.1 ms
    
    --- . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root) ioping statistics ---
    10 requests completed in 9010.0 ms, 6974 iops, 27.2 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/0.1/0.2/0.0 ms
    [[email protected] ~]# ioping . -c 10 -R
    
    --- . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root) ioping statistics ---
    10 requests completed in 9.7 ms, 8489 iops, 33.2 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.1/0.1/0.1/0.0 ms
    [[email protected] ~]# ioping . -c 10 -RL
    
    --- . (ext4 /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root) ioping statistics ---
    10 requests completed in 10.3 ms, 1498 iops, 374.5 mb/s
    min/avg/max/mdev = 0.6/0.7/0.8/0.0 ms
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  • InfinityInfinity Member, Provider
    edited May 2012

    Those are some awesome results. +1 to KuJoe!

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  • [[email protected] ~]# wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash
    CPU model :  QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.9.1
    Number of cores : 2
    CPU frequency :  1995.000 MHz
    Total amount of ram : 498 MB
    Total amount of swap : 1023 MB 
    System uptime :   4 min,       
    Download speed from CacheFly: 12.1MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Atlanta GA: 14.6MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Dallas, TX: 10.7MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, Tokyo, JP: 5.80MB/s 
    Download speed from Linode, London, UK: 7.82MB/s 
    Download speed from Leaseweb, Haarlem, NL: 9.98MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Singapore: 2.01MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Seattle, WA: 5.74MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, San Jose, CA: 2.32MB/s 
    Download speed from Softlayer, Washington, DC: 16.3MB/s 
    I/O speed :  366 MB/s
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  • ElliotJElliotJ Member

    I'd post the exact same results as @dmmcintyre3, but hey, time for something different. :P

    The box does seem really, really fast at the moment.
    Here's a test I usually do - Setup a bog standard Wordpress install, setup no cache plugins, just the stock, and run a Pingdom FPT on them.

    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/s5iAZOdtR/http://199.167.31.128/

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  • Wow, amazing test results. Great job as usual @KuJoe! Anyone willing to perform a unixbench and geekbench benchmark?

  • dmmcintyre3dmmcintyre3 Member
    edited May 2012

    @ElliotJ

    one of my tests I use if the VPS is going to be a webserver is the php generation time of the index page of a default MyBB install.

    Generated in 0.0103250 seconds (72.28% PHP / 27.72% MySQL)
    SQL Queries: 9 / Global Parsing Time: 0.0076010 / Memory Usage: 1 MB

    For comparison, here's the generation time of a default mybb install's index page on my test server (AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T CPU, no raid, 4gb ram) in a OpenVZ VPS:

    Generated in 0.0054991 seconds (69.73% PHP / 30.27% MySQL)
    SQL Queries: 9 / Global Parsing Time: 0.0040300 / Memory Usage: 1 MB
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  • @ElliotJ said: Setup a bog

    Bog eh?

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  • BluBoyBluBoy Member

    Are you planning on offering virtio?

    Checkout my blog. I review VPS providers and mess around with Debian and FreeBSD!

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

    @BluBoy said: Are you planning on offering virtio?

    This can be set in SolusVM.

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  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

    Looks like there are 2 more K256 available after filtering through the orders. ;)

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  • lumaluma Member

    @KuJoe said: Looks like there are 2 more K256 available after filtering through the orders. ;)

    Just got mine, Thank you. Will start playing with it and doing some testing.

  • BluBoyBluBoy Member

    @KuJoe said: This can be set in SolusVM.

    This sounds good. Let me know if you want someone to test out FreeBSD
    (Every time i try, they are sold out already!)

    Checkout my blog. I review VPS providers and mess around with Debian and FreeBSD!

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

    I actually forgot all about FreeBSD and Windows, I'll look into those...

    -Joe @ SecureDragon - LEB's Powered by Wyvern in FL, CO, CA, IL, NJ, GA, OR, TX, and AZ
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  • debugdebug Member

    @KuJoe said: will open up some more for US and CA users since we only got 1 of each. LoL.

    Hey - I was that one US guy! o\

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Provider

    @debug said: Hey - I was that one US guy!

    We have like 3 or 4 now, I was happy to see some MX clients in there. :D

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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @KuJoe said: We have like 3 or 4 now, I was happy to see some MX clients in there. :D

    @yomero and me? haha

  • yomeroyomero Member

    @netomx said: @yomero and me? haha

    Unfortunately I didn't tried because I saw out of stock. Anyway is 14 days...
    I am waiting for a competitive pricing scheme and maybe I will get one :P

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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator
    edited May 2012

    @yomero said: Unfortunately I didn't tried because

    LOSER! HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH

    =P

    EDIT:

    FINDER KEEPERS LOSERS WEEPERS (or wipers?)!

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