TEXAS!! Shell, LXC, or KVM!! Slackware!!

Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer
edited October 6 in Offers

TEXAS server from MetalVPS.com!! Shell, LXC, or KVM!!

Server: HP BL460c G6

CPU: 2 x Xeon L5630 4-Core = 8 cores = 16 threads

RAM: 48 GB DDR3 ECC

Hard drive: 2 x 400GB SAS SSD, Hardware RAID 1

IP Addresses: IPv4/29, IPv6/64

Connection: 1 GBit/s port

Bandwidth: 10 TB

Datacenter: Colocated with Level One Servers inside Carrier-1, Dallas, Texas, USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Node OS: Slackware-current 🀩

VM OS: Whatever you want!

What you get

ssh to shell account or VNC to GUI (KDE, Xfce, more). You can spin up an LXC container or a KVM. Reasonable access to all resources. No arbitrary limits.

Reasonable access without arbitrary limits means, for example, that a single neighbor could run more than one VPS, could use more than one IPv4 and IPv6, etc.

Currently there is one user plus @Not_Oles. 🀩 So far, nobody has been using significant server resources -- thus, almost everything remains available.

YABS

Posted in comment below.

Pricing

Please make an offer.

How to Order

  • Accounts may be requested by active members of the LES community and by others whose web presence or references are deemed sufficient by MetalVPS.

  • To request an account, please post here, PM @Not_Oles, or use the email on @Not_Oles' LES profile.

When and How to Pay

  • Normally no payment is due until after your account is set up and you are 100% satisfied.

  • Payments available via Paypal or Stripe.

Warnings!

  • Cluelessβ„’ administrator! πŸ˜€

  • Hey! It's Slackware-current! 🀩

  • KVM and LXC are insufficiently tested on this machine. πŸ”œ Want to help test?

  • Sometimes trusted neighbors might get sudo. πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š Did you know that sudo can be configured?

  • Delivery might take awhile! 😴

  • @Not_Oles frequently messes up new installs! 😱

  • You might have to do your VM install yourself if @Not_Oles is slacking. 😎

  • No warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law. No service level agreement. Not for business use. Intended especially for computer learning and fun!

  • White Hat stuff only, please! No copyright violations, please.

  • @Not_Oles tries to keep the system updated. Frequent maintenance reboots are guaranteed! It's horrifying 😱 or amazing βœ¨πŸ’–βœ¨ how up-to-date Slackware-current is! @Not_Oles has been updating almost every day for months, first on a VM on the MetalVPS Hetzner node and now here in Texas. Upstream issues an update, and -- within a day or two -- that update scrolls past while slackpkg update is running.

  • Please make your own redundant, offsite backups! It's easy to download or sync or clone your backup to a safe place. Please also make sure that you actually can restore from your backups! Please think of your MetalVPS account as ephemeral!

  • MetalVPS.com is an indie project of Tom Miller and neither a lowendspirit.com nor a leveloneservers.com project.

  • Neighbors can see your account name, some of the processes you are running, and much other information. So, please do not put confidential information on the server.

What People are Saying

  • About MetalVPS

"Liking my darkstar"

"Nice trial and results! Very interesting :)"

Metalvps recommended on OGF πŸ™ˆ

"It just crossed my mind that I've been using your server for over half a year! It's been an amazing experience! . . . Your services deserve much more attention. <3"

"Wow pretty nice ! Congrats excellent options thanks for being a part of the community"

"the terms seemed exceptionally fair"

"Kernel Linux 5.11 is now in much better shape for AMD <3"

"Yes, please. I’ll take that."

"it's really quite dedicated. not all dedicated are the same."

"MetalVPS-AX101 has a reasonable price"

"really need a testing ground badly now especially with dedicated core"

"the fastest VPS I ever used"

"I've been using this one from him. Highly recommend! His support is really amazing!"

"10/10 metalvps recommended"

"very powerful"

"premium stuff"

"Grab it while the hotel still has vacant rooms."

". . . very passionate and enthusiastic about everything. Not all businesses are made this way and it's very easy to see when you interact with them. You are giving the right impression with this industry and it's wonderful to see."

"I think MetalVPS is designed in between a dedicated and a regular VPS. Some use case cannot fill the capacity of a dedicated but need more CPU than a regular VPS, and it makes sense to use MetalVPS in such situation."


  • About Not_Oles

"Possibly the most polite and enthusiastic personality in the entire LE* world with a genuine interest that runs so deep he even set up a business exclusively catering for LES. as a regular content writer for LES his articles frequently top the charts in terms of most viewed (according to google)"

"Really, you're the best person I've known on the internet."

"we've found that good, in-depth technical articles tend to drive user interaction and new sign-ups on the forum. @Not_Oles's Proxmox articles are evidence of this."

"I always love how you come up with new ideas :D Good luck, mate!

"he is a great guy!"

"he is the sweetest guy in LES .."

"Everybody loves @Not_Oles! <3"

"resplendent as the Sonoran Sun"

"god bless not_oles ^^"

"every time I visit les and see that profile picture, it brightens up my day."

"As for the new administrator, I nominate @Not_Oles."

"I would love to see @Not_Oles as a moderator or a bigger role."

"I would also support @Not_Oles as admin :)"

Thanks and best wishes! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ—½πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸœοΈπŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»β€‹

Tom, not Oles. Happy New York City guy visiting in Mexico!
The MetalVPS.com website runs very speedily on MicroLXC.net! Thanks to @Neoon!

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Comments

  • I expected a RYZEN and then I saw this L5630.

    Thanked by (2)Not_Oles yoursunny
  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer
    [email protected]:~# curl -sL yabs.sh | bash
    # ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #
    #              Yet-Another-Bench-Script              #
    #                     v2021-06-05                    #
    # https://github.com/masonr/yet-another-bench-script #
    # ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #
    
    Sun Oct  3 01:02:11 GMT 2021
    
    Basic System Information:
    ---------------------------------
    Processor  : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           L5630  @ 2.13GHz
    CPU cores  : 16 @ 2133.000 MHz
    AES-NI     : βœ” Enabled
    VM-x/AMD-V : βœ” Enabled
    RAM        : 47.1 GiB
    Swap       : 44.7 GiB
    Disk       : 321.6 GiB
    
    fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
    ---------------------------------
    Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 52.38 MB/s   (13.0k) | 159.36 MB/s   (2.4k)
    Write      | 52.47 MB/s   (13.1k) | 160.20 MB/s   (2.5k)
    Total      | 104.85 MB/s  (26.2k) | 319.56 MB/s   (4.9k)
               |                      |                     
    Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
      ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
    Read       | 196.77 MB/s    (384) | 219.15 MB/s    (214)
    Write      | 207.22 MB/s    (404) | 233.74 MB/s    (228)
    Total      | 403.99 MB/s    (788) | 452.89 MB/s    (442)
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 868 Mbits/sec   | 501 Mbits/sec  
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 865 Mbits/sec   | 256 Mbits/sec  
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 855 Mbits/sec   | 509 Mbits/sec  
    Biznet          | Jakarta, Indonesia (1G)   | busy            | busy           
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 923 Mbits/sec   | 853 Mbits/sec  
    Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 510 Mbits/sec   | 866 Mbits/sec  
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 915 Mbits/sec   | 906 Mbits/sec  
    Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | 836 Mbits/sec   | 312 Mbits/sec  
    
    iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                    |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 770 Mbits/sec   | 313 Mbits/sec  
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 853 Mbits/sec   | 297 Mbits/sec  
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 776 Mbits/sec   | 229 Mbits/sec  
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 874 Mbits/sec   | 412 Mbits/sec  
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 814 Mbits/sec   | 327 Mbits/sec  
    
    Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
    ---------------------------------
    Test            | Value                         
                    |                               
    Single Core     | 418                           
    Multi Core      | 3466                          
    Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/10206518
    
    [email protected]:~# 
    

    Tom, not Oles. Happy New York City guy visiting in Mexico!
    The MetalVPS.com website runs very speedily on MicroLXC.net! Thanks to @Neoon!

  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer

    @Neoon said:
    I expected a RYZEN and then I saw this L5630.

    Your Ryzen easily could be doubled!! Wanna chip in? :)

    Tom, not Oles. Happy New York City guy visiting in Mexico!
    The MetalVPS.com website runs very speedily on MicroLXC.net! Thanks to @Neoon!

  • 7 bucks a month lolz

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  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer

    @skorupion said:
    7 bucks a month lolz

    Is that an offer or are you joking? I assume joking. :)

    By the way, what does skorupion mean in English? I imagined it might mean scorpion, but Google Translate said it means "crust."

    Tom, not Oles. Happy New York City guy visiting in Mexico!
    The MetalVPS.com website runs very speedily on MicroLXC.net! Thanks to @Neoon!

  • AdvinAdvin Hosting Provider

    Hey! Just curious about what you mean by "offer a price", just a little confused on that. Do you mean that we should offer a price for a certain chunk for a server? Could I offer, let's say, $10/month for an LXC container with 10GB RAM 4 vCores? Is that how it works?

    Thanked by (1)Not_Oles
  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer
    edited October 8

    @Advin said:
    Hey! Just curious about what you mean by "offer a price", just a little confused on that. Do you mean that we should offer a price for a certain chunk for a server? Could I offer, let's say, $10/month for an LXC container with 10GB RAM 4 vCores? Is that how it works?

    Yeah, that's right. More or less. Approximately. :) Maybe one push-up per month per IPv4,6,9? :)

    The server is, like me, getting on in years. But it still works, though much slower than these days' Ryzen standouts. Maybe yet again kinda like me. :)

    The server is a fun place to play around with Slackware and with networking! Also, the guys who run the colo are super nice!

    Might reinstall one of these days soon. I want to add an /altroot partition.

    It's a great time for sure! :)

    Thanks and best wishes from the Sonoran Desert! 🏜️

    Tom, not Oles. Happy New York City guy visiting in Mexico!
    The MetalVPS.com website runs very speedily on MicroLXC.net! Thanks to @Neoon!

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    Texas Shell… or Texas Shale ?

    :-) nice play on words in the title

    Thanked by (1)Not_Oles
  • ehabehab Content Writer

    @vyas said:
    Texas Shell… or Texas Shale ?

    :-) nice play on words in the title

    @Not_Oles give the man a free month for spotting the easter egg.

    Thanked by (2)vyas Not_Oles
  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer
    edited October 8

    @ehab said:

    @vyas said:
    Texas Shell… or Texas Shale ?

    :-) nice play on words in the title

    @Not_Oles give the man a free month for spotting the easter egg.

    Mr. Ever generous @Not_Oles has already been gracious.

    Thanked by (2)ehab Not_Oles
  • @Not_Oles said:
    Maybe one push-up per month per IPv4,6,9? :)

    Can you quote for other resources such as CPU, RAM, HDD?

    Thanked by (1)Not_Oles
  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer

    @yoursunny said: Can you quote for other resources such as CPU, RAM, HDD?

    NUMA optimizations remain under evaluation. Nevertheless, pending completion of NUMA optimizations, I can offer units of 1 hardware CPU core/month plus 6 GB RAM/month for 1 push up per unit. Please bear in mind that there may be an increase when NUMA optimization is completed.

    You requested a quote for HDD. As you know, this server has SAS SSD drives. Would emulated HDD be satisfactory? If yes, I could offer units of 10GB/month emulated HDD for 1 push-up per unit. If your workflow could take direct advantage of the SAS SSD drives, then, being free of the emulation overhead, I could offer the same unit size for only 1/2 push-up per unit.

    @yoursunny If you ever want a free trial account, please feel free to send me an ed25519 public key. Same for you @ehab.

    Best wishes from the Sonoran Desert! πŸ’°πŸœοΈπŸ’°

    Thanked by (2)ehab yoursunny

    Tom, not Oles. Happy New York City guy visiting in Mexico!
    The MetalVPS.com website runs very speedily on MicroLXC.net! Thanks to @Neoon!

  • 8 hardware cores + 48 GB RAM => 8 push-ups
    800GB SSD => 40 push-ups
    1 IPv4 + 1 IPv6 => 2 push-ups

    50 push-ups / month for the whole server, good.
    Hopefully you have a deal with the DC to pay colocation bills in push-ups.
    Push-up is a universal currency, just like kiss currency.

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  • @yoursunny said:
    8 hardware cores + 48 GB RAM => 8 push-ups
    800GB SSD => 40 push-ups
    1 IPv4 + 1 IPv6 => 2 push-ups

    50 push-ups / month for the whole server, good.
    Hopefully you have a deal with the DC to pay colocation bills in push-ups.
    Push-up is a universal currency, just like kiss currency.

    What if we took the energy generated from push ups to offset the power bill for the server's power consumption? Hmm...

    Thanked by (2)yoursunny Not_Oles

    Cheap dedis are my drug, and I'm too far gone to turn back.

  • cybertechcybertech OGBenchmark King

    how much would a bicep curl yield?

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    I bench YABS 24/7/365 unless it's a leap year.

  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer
    edited October 9

    @cybertech said:
    how much would a bicep curl yield?

    Probably more than a bicep wget! :tongue: @cybertech If you want a free trial account, please PM me an ed25519 pubkey. Or paste it here if you wanna bump the thread again. :) Greetings from Mexico! :)

    Thanked by (1)cybertech

    Tom, not Oles. Happy New York City guy visiting in Mexico!
    The MetalVPS.com website runs very speedily on MicroLXC.net! Thanks to @Neoon!

  • Not_OlesNot_Oles Hosting ProviderContent Writer
    edited October 15

    @Not_Oles said: Might reinstall one of these days soon. I want to add an /altroot partition.

    Done! All set for Linux from Scratch, Slackware from Scratch, debootstrap, and friends! :)

    @vyas

    Best wishes and kindest regards! 🌎🌍

    Thanked by (1)vyas

    Tom, not Oles. Happy New York City guy visiting in Mexico!
    The MetalVPS.com website runs very speedily on MicroLXC.net! Thanks to @Neoon!

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