OpenStack + Ceph on junk hardware and hazardous hosting

OpenStack is installed with puppet and configured to use a Ceph cluster installed with ceph-deploy. The hardware is composed of about 25 heterogeneous HP machines that are over three years old. Five of them have been racked in a basement that not as dry as it should be. The 100Mb/s Internet connection uses a 30m category 5 cable going through two holes in the walls before reaching the rack.
The cluster will be connected to other similar clusters to reduce the risk of loosing data.

Junk hardware, in a basement


Rack in the basement

Rack with door closed

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