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DESCRIPTION
Requests for creating or deleting Cloud-VPS projects. See openstack-browser for a list of existing projects and their members. For quota changes see Cloud-VPS (Quota-requests)
Before you request a project
Confirm you cannot run your code/bot/thing on Toolforge. You can request access to Toolforge by following the instructions on wikitech. With Toolforge, the underlying infrastructure will be taken care of for you, and you can focus on writing your tool / bot / researchy-thing.
Only request a VPS project if you need root on the VM for a specific purpose (or need testing VMs for MediaWiki changes, etc). Remember that if you have root you have responsibilities too! :)
Accept responsibility for the VMs that are created. Puppet needs to be kept in working order to be compatible with the rest of the Cloud Services ecosystem. Updates will need to be applied periodically.
Project scope
Cloud VPS projects should be scoped based around concrete products or software projects, rather than the team working on them. The three main problems that we (the Cloud Services team) have seen in the past with team ownership/scope for Cloud VPS projects are:
There are things that can be done to mitigate these problems, but the easiest thing to do is to create more targeted projects that are scoped to a product/project rather than a team. This can become a burden in other ways if a common group of developers is active on a large number of such projects, so we are willing to be flexible if good cause can be shown for project consolidation.
For more guidance, see https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Cloud_VPS_project
Requesting a new project
To request a new project, create a task using this link, and fill out the requested information by <replacing the instructions>
Process
Requests are processed by the Cloud Services team during the Cloud Services team meeting every Wednesday (8:00 PST) that the meeting is held. This schedule may be effected by holidays, conferences, or other unavailability. Requests can be granted when approved by a quorum of at least two WMCS team members.
Once approved (typically noted with a "+1" or "approved" comment on the task), creation of the project in OpenStack will be handled by a member of the Cloud VPS admin team. This will typically happen within 1-2 days, but may take longer due to availability of computing resources or higher priority administration tasks.
See also
Cloud-VPS (Quota-requests)
Recent Activity
Today
aborrero added a comment to T290098: Request creation of fr-tech-dev VPS project.
I'm on WMCS clinic duty this week, but I wont be creating this project, waiting for @AndyRussG to followup on @Andrew clarification request above.
Thu, Sep 16, 8:25 AM · Fundraising-Backlog, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Yesterday
Bstorm assigned T290768: Request creation of wikiwho VPS project to nskaggs.
Wed, Sep 15, 3:30 PM · Community-Tech, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Fri, Sep 10
MusikAnimal moved T290768: Request creation of wikiwho VPS project from New & TBD Tickets to Following on the Community-Tech board.
Fri, Sep 10, 7:37 PM · Community-Tech, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
MusikAnimal added a project to T290768: Request creation of wikiwho VPS project: Community-Tech.
Fri, Sep 10, 7:37 PM · Community-Tech, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
MusikAnimal created T290768: Request creation of wikiwho VPS project.
Fri, Sep 10, 6:59 PM · Community-Tech, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Tue, Sep 7
Andrew added a comment to T290098: Request creation of fr-tech-dev VPS project.
If all you need is DNS records (under any domain) that resolve to something a dev can access, a cloud VM may be overkill for this. Have you already considered a dynamic DNS service? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_DNS
Tue, Sep 7, 3:35 PM · Fundraising-Backlog, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
aborrero added a comment to T290098: Request creation of fr-tech-dev VPS project.
+1
Tue, Sep 7, 3:29 PM · Fundraising-Backlog, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Tue, Aug 31
DStrine moved T290098: Request creation of fr-tech-dev VPS project from Triage to Blocked or not fr-tech on the Fundraising-Backlog board.
Tue, Aug 31, 7:51 PM · Fundraising-Backlog, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
AndyRussG added a comment to T290098: Request creation of fr-tech-dev VPS project.
Previous notes on setting something like this up on the Fundraising cluster.
Tue, Aug 31, 6:05 PM · Fundraising-Backlog, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
AndyRussG created T290098: Request creation of fr-tech-dev VPS project.
Tue, Aug 31, 6:04 PM · Fundraising-Backlog, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Fri, Aug 27
Stashbot added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-cloud) [2021-08-27T02:03:51Z] <DeusExMachina> Mars instance, destroyed. Per T286695
Fri, Aug 27, 2:03 AM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Andrew added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
Hello @Galahad and others! I'm noticing that the ceres.wikisp.eqiad1.wikimedia.cloud VM is in a sad state; I think you're a victim of a brief, weird issue we had with the VM creation process. If you don't have work invested in that VM I encourage you to just delete it and start over; if that's going to cause you trouble let me know and I can investigate ways to rescue it.
Fri, Aug 27, 2:00 AM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Thu, Aug 26
Jdforrester-WMF moved T271382: Request creation of annotation VPS project from To triage to Un-phased work on the Abstract Wikipedia team board.
Thu, Aug 26, 10:48 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikidata, Abstract Wikipedia team, Wikidata Lexicographical data, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Thu, Aug 19
dcaro closed T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project as Resolved.
Done, the new project name is "wikisp".
Thu, Aug 19, 1:41 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Wed, Aug 18
dcaro claimed T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
Wed, Aug 18, 4:03 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Andrew added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
This is now approved and will be created shortly.
Wed, Aug 18, 3:53 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Aug 16 2021
dcaro closed T288137: Time extension of existing dbbackups-dashboard VPS project as Resolved.
Aug 16 2021, 1:54 PM · dbbackups-dashboard, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
dcaro added a comment to T288137: Time extension of existing dbbackups-dashboard VPS project.
This was +1'd in the last team meeting, extension granted :)
Aug 16 2021, 8:51 AM · dbbackups-dashboard, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
dcaro claimed T288137: Time extension of existing dbbackups-dashboard VPS project.
Aug 16 2021, 8:42 AM · dbbackups-dashboard, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Aug 11 2021
Majavah added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
In T286695#7274077, @Bstorm wrote:
@Majavah Did that address your concerns? I think that not hosting the bouncer would make sense just for the proxy restriction.
Aug 11 2021, 3:28 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Aug 10 2021
Bstorm added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
@Majavah Did that address your concerns? I think that not hosting the bouncer would make sense just for the proxy restriction.
Aug 10 2021, 9:46 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Aug 4 2021
jcrespo updated subscribers of T288137: Time extension of existing dbbackups-dashboard VPS project.
Aug 4 2021, 4:47 PM · dbbackups-dashboard, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
jcrespo added a comment to T288137: Time extension of existing dbbackups-dashboard VPS project.
Sorry, wrong CC.
Aug 4 2021, 4:46 PM · dbbackups-dashboard, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
jcrespo created T288137: Time extension of existing dbbackups-dashboard VPS project.
Aug 4 2021, 4:46 PM · dbbackups-dashboard, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Aug 2 2021
Galahad updated the task description for T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
Aug 2 2021, 8:10 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Jul 31 2021
Galahad updated the task description for T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
Jul 31 2021, 5:37 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Jul 29 2021
DarkMatterMan4500 added a watcher for Cloud-VPS (Project-requests): DarkMatterMan4500.
Jul 29 2021, 7:23 PM
Jul 27 2021
Galahad added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
In T286695#7239781, @Majavah wrote:
I have two main concerns with setting up a project with the scope roughly of "a bunch of different services for this specific group of people" (please correct me if I've misunderstood something):
Jul 27 2021, 11:06 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
nskaggs closed T287433: Request creation of wikicite VPS project as Resolved.
Jul 27 2021, 7:23 PM · Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
nskaggs added a comment to T287433: Request creation of wikicite VPS project.
Project has been created, with 200 gigabytes of storage quota. Best wishes! If you need more storage, just let us know. I would also +1 bd808's comment about trying out trove. If you do, be sure to let us know how it goes!
Jul 27 2021, 7:23 PM · Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
nskaggs claimed T287433: Request creation of wikicite VPS project.
Jul 27 2021, 7:15 PM · Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
bd808 added a comment to T287433: Request creation of wikicite VPS project.
+1. The database might be a reasonable candidate for the new trove service.
Jul 27 2021, 7:11 PM · Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
nskaggs added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
In T286695#7231514, @White-Master wrote:
In our particular case, we stated the use of SASL because is required to access to Libera from DigitalOcean and I can set the mandatory access via sasl.
However, if are no exceptions the bnc service will stay on wikisp servers.
So: Zammad + Elasticsearch (1) , Moodle (2) + Limesurvey, Test enviroment (3). and two Floating IP for the two first VM
Jul 27 2021, 6:58 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Majavah added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
I have two main concerns with setting up a project with the scope roughly of "a bunch of different services for this specific group of people" (please correct me if I've misunderstood something):
Jul 27 2021, 2:46 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Harej created T287433: Request creation of wikicite VPS project.
Jul 27 2021, 3:30 AM · Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Jul 22 2021
Galahad added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
In our particular case, we stated the use of SASL because is required to access to Libera from DigitalOcean and I can set the mandatory access via sasl.
Jul 22 2021, 10:09 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
bd808 added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
In T286695#7231469, @White-Master wrote:
wikisp provides IRC bouncer for Wikimedia volunteers and members of the group if they want to use to stay on IRC 24/7. Actually, we've strict rules about giving new access and limit about the accounts number, so I think isn't problem to put here the bouncer service.
However, as I stated before: My request isn't carved in stone, so if you think that is not permissible, I can accommodate.
Jul 22 2021, 10:04 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Galahad added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
wikisp provides IRC bouncer for Wikimedia volunteers and members of the group if they want to use to stay on IRC 24/7. Actually, we've strict rules about giving new access and limit about the accounts number, so I think isn't problem to put here the bouncer service.
Jul 22 2021, 9:54 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
bd808 added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
In T286695#7231440, @White-Master wrote:
I recalculated and I'll need just 3 VM: One for Zammad + Elasticsearch (1) , Moodle + Limesurvey (2), ZNC + Test enviroment (3).
Jul 22 2021, 9:48 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Galahad added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
I recalculated and I'll need just 3 VM: One for Zammad + Elasticsearch (1) , Moodle + Limesurvey (2), ZNC (IRC bouncer) + Test enviroment (3).
Jul 22 2021, 9:40 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
nskaggs added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
I think it makes maintaining the project easier to be more focused. But if you're comfortable with this setup, a project can be created.
Jul 22 2021, 9:29 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Jul 21 2021
Ladsgroup added a comment to T279870: Request creation of masz VPS project.
Thank you so much!
Jul 21 2021, 2:41 PM · Anti-Harassment, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Jul 19 2021
nskaggs closed T279870: Request creation of masz VPS project as Resolved.
Jul 19 2021, 7:56 PM · Anti-Harassment, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
nskaggs added a comment to T279870: Request creation of masz VPS project.
@Ladsgroup thank you for clarifying and your patience. With Legal's approval on the private data being served, I've created a new project for you.
Jul 19 2021, 7:55 PM · Anti-Harassment, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Andrew added a comment to T279870: Request creation of masz VPS project.
With legal's go-ahead this looks good to me.
Jul 19 2021, 7:44 PM · Anti-Harassment, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Galahad added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
Hi @Bstorm thanks for your questions:
Jul 19 2021, 7:43 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
nskaggs added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
Is it possible to scope this request to a single specific project ? The amount of ideas makes it hard to evaluate this request. Projects which have specific purposes and use cases applicable to all end are a better fit for WMCS, as well as being easier to invite other volunteers to join.
Jul 19 2021, 7:32 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Bstorm added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
How many VMs, specifically are you imagining you will need?
Jul 19 2021, 7:15 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
Bstorm added a comment to T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project.
I have questions and comments here.
The first one that's most directly pertinent is that we don't offer DNS hosting for external domain names. Our DNS system is managed to provide wmcloud.org addresses for services. That seems like it would be an issue for you right away, and we don't directly support external domains in any way. Our proxy service only supports things under <projectname>.wmcloud.org or wmflabs.org. I think this will be quite tricky for setting up email services.
Jul 19 2021, 7:15 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
nskaggs moved T286695: Request creation of wikisp VPS project from Inbox to Clinic Duty on the cloud-services-team (Kanban) board.
Jul 19 2021, 6:43 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Wikimedia-Small-Projects-User-Group​, Cloud-VPS (Project-requests)
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