Palvelinten hallinta, projekti

Be smarter than I am and finish your project early. Doing it at 03:30 the night before isn’t a good idea.

I am testing my hardware by stuffing the RAM (16GB) full of VMs (antiX), or until I have to leave for class, whichever happens first. Each machine is allocated 1 CPU core and 512 MB RAM.

Specs:
Host OS: Windows 10
Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Plus
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, stock
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz

The beginning.
14 VMs + web browser nearly maxes out my RAM (salt-master and pi-hole VMs not shown)
The hardware is howling like a Lada on the freeway.

Like the screenshots show, I don’t dare go for more VMs active at once. I had all 20 up, albeit briefly. My PC crashed after running the test.ping, hence the caution with just 12 now. Perhaps I spent too much time trying to find the lightest possible distro that could run SaltStack…

I should retry the test with an SSD, seeing how my HDD joined in the howling when I booted two VMs at once, let alone all twenty. That was a bad idea, the whole system was unresponsive several minutes. “Why not close the web browser?” one might ask. The answer is simple – I’m not giving up Netflix.

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