Weblog entry #222 for Steve

Our planet site has moved.
Posted by Steve on Tue 15 Jan 2013 at 19:33
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I'm slowly moving the hosting of this site over to BigV. This evening I've migrated the standalone site:

I'll do a full write-up in the near future. For the moment the basics are:

  • Two new BigV guests - planet1 & planet2.
  • A floating IP address which is live on only one host at a time
  • nginx serving the site.

The site is rebuilt every five minutes on both hosts, and providing one of the machines is up the site will be functional. I've gone this route because the site is comparatively low-traffic - and even when the traffic peaks it can easily be handled by nginx (it is entirely static).

Having two running via load-balancing seemed like overkill, but at the same time I'm making a lot of effort to redeploy things "properly" and part of that is having redundancy in all layers.



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Posted by simonw (84.45.xx.xx) on Fri 18 Jan 2013 at 09:45
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IPv6 has been on my to-do list for too long, hope you get it done faster than I.

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Posted by Steve (90.193.xx.xx) on Fri 18 Jan 2013 at 09:47
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This site, and what I'm already calling the old deployment, has been IPv6 aware for a couple of years.

The issue is that I've created myself a private VLAN for the new deployment, and that VLAN only has IPv4 addresses routed to it. So the biggest job is routing IPv6 to the VLAN, after that bringing up IPs will be simple enough.


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Posted by Anonymous (212.110.xx.xx) on Fri 18 Jan 2013 at 13:14
It seems to be faster than before.

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