vps

Having spent the last 24 hours trying to get Proxmox to play nice with the new VRack 1.5, it looks like it works perfectly, including online live migration of venet based OpenVZ containers, which didn’t work in VRack 1.0.

The configuration makes eth1 the default card for traffic from vmbr0, however allows eth0 to function alongside it so that you don’t loose out on monitoring features. We also route IPv6 traffic through the VRack on vmbr0 and add additional IP ranges for your VM use to vmbr0.

All the configuration that’s needed is done in: /etc/network/interfaces.

Here is my resulting configuration:

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# for Routing
auto vmbr1
iface vmbr1 inet manual
    post-up /etc/pve/kvm-networking.sh
    bridge_ports dummy0
    bridge_stp off
    bridge_fd 0

# vmbr0: Bridging. Make sure to use only MAC adresses that were assigned to you.
auto vmbr0
iface vmbr0 inet static
    address 94.23.XXX.10
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    network 94.23.XXX.0
    broadcast 94.23.XXX.255
    gateway 94.23.XXX.254
    bridge_ports eth1
    bridge_stp off
    bridge_fd 0
# A secondary IP subnet used for VMs
    up /sbin/ip route add 178.XXX.YYY.128/26 dev vmbr0
        up /sbin/ip route flush cache

#VRack IPv6
iface vmbr0 inet6 static
        address 2001:41d0:XXXX:6810::10
        netmask 56
        post-up /sbin/ip -f inet6 route add 2001:41d0:XXXX:68ff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ff7f dev vmbr0
        post-up /sbin/ip -f inet6 route add default via 2001:41d0:XXXX:68ff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ff7f
        pre-down /sbin/ip -f inet6 route del default via 2001:41d0:XXXX:68ff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ff7f
        pre-down /sbin/ip -f inet6 route del 2001:41d0:XXXX:68ff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ff7f dev vmbr0

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
    address 5.XXX.YYY.25
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    broadcast 5.XXX.YYY.255
    #Setting up the routing
    up /sbin/ip route flush table 80
    up /sbin/ip route add table 80 to 5.XXX.YYY.0/24 dev eth0
    up /sbin/ip route add table 80 to default via 5.XXX.YYY.254 dev eth0
    up /sbin/ip rule add from 5.XXX.YYY.0/24 table 80 priority 80
    up /sbin/ip route flush cache
    post-down /sbin/ip route flush table 80
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VPS

As you may have expected, Flosoft.biz has been working over the last few months on their new VPS offers. After nearly 2 months of work, they are ready, and have launched their offer. Their plan to revolutionize the VPS market has succeeded.

Their VPS08 beats the competition on all levels. For comparison we will use Rimu Hosting, VPS Link (Spry) and Media Temple.

RAM:

RAM is often the main problem with VPS. The VPS08 offers 256MB Ram in it’s base model, and it can be extended to up to 8GB at a price of 4€ / 256MB. The 256MB model costs 9,99€.

The competition is a lot more expensive: Rimu Hosting’s machine Miro VPS2 has 256MB Ram too, and costs 29,95$; VPS Link’s Link 3 costs 24,95$; Media Temple, at 50$ for (dv) Base, is the most expensive of the 4 VPS options.

Storage:

Harddisk storage is also often very limited on the VPS. The VPS08 comes with 20GB by default, which can be extended to up to 1TB at the price of 2,50€ / 5GB. Again, the machine costs 9,99€.

Rimu Hosting offers up to 16GB of storage on it’s Miro VPS4 at the price of 49,95$. VPS Link’s Link 4 comes with a 20GB Harddisk too, but at the price of 39,95$. Last, but definitely not least, Media Temple, it’s (dv) Base comes with 20GB at the price of 50,00$. Again, a clear advantage for the VPS08 of Flosoft.biz.

Connection & allowed traffic:

Don’t you hate when your machine gets shut down because you exceeded your traffic? Or that when you get your monthly invoice, you see that you have to pay a lot more than you thought because you exceeded your traffic limit? Well, Flosoft.biz doesn’t believe in them, and thus offers it’s VPS without any traffic limit. Again we are talking about 9,99€. This is not some fair use policy, or anything else, but real unlimited traffic.

Do we still have to look at the competition? Quickly said, no other ISP offers unlimited traffic. If you want more than 1TB, you are paying at least 150$ a month.

Result:

The VPS08 is a lot cheaper than any offers from Flosoft.biz’s competition. Get one today while they’re still available!

DIGG IT!

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