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Posted over 10 years ago by Mikhail Yakshin
Release candidate of a new version of Einarc, a subproject of Inquisitor that provides unified interface to all proprietary RAID (storage) controllers, announced today. Focus points that would be fully represented in final release: * ... [More] Support for post-build reconfiguration of proprietary CLIs and supporting modules. This allows Einarc to be supplied via usual binary packaging methods (rpm/deb): proprietary CLIs can be installed after binary package installation using special setup tool “einarc-install”. * Experimental support for hardware RAID autodetection in both build-time (configure) and run-time (einarc-install). * Many stability fixes and bug fixes. [Less]
Posted over 10 years ago by Mikhail Yakshin
Release candidate of a new version of Einarc, a subproject of Inquisitor that provides unified interface to all proprietary RAID (storage) controllers, announced today. Focus points that would be fully represented in final release: * Support ... [More] for post-build reconfiguration of proprietary CLIs and supporting modules. This allows Einarc to be supplied via usual binary packaging methods (rpm/deb): proprietary CLIs can be installed after binary package installation using special setup tool “einarc-install”. * Experimental support for hardware RAID autodetection in both build-time (configure) and run-time (einarc-install). * Many stability fixes and bug fixes. [Less]
Posted over 10 years ago by Mikhail Yakshin
After almost 8 months of hard work, Inquisitor team is pleased to announce first public alpha release on brand new Inquisitor v3.1 Live CD - a system dedicated to hardware stress testing and benchmarking. This version of Inquisitor includes 34 tests ... [More] , 11 detection scripts, 8 monitoring scripts. This is experimental build made with Debian package base. Overview of new features in this Live CD build over 3.0 platform release: * Lots of improvements in Live CD: profiles at Live CD are also XML-based now, so they can be easily replaced/interchanged. Profiles can include each other. Live CD interface received major facelift to allow more control over testing process (including, for example, infinite testing). * Throughout support for new client platform: Debian (including builds of Enterprise and Live CD versions). * New class of modules – “software detects” are introduced. These modules detect and record versions and build options of software used for future reference. * Lots of new tests: array-configurator, bonnie++ version 0.2, boot_from_image, db_comparison_fast, dd, hdd-passthrough version 0.3, iozone, mencoder_hdd, mencoder_memory, partimage, stress-compress, torrent-upload. * New hardware detects: Infiniband, BBU. * New monitorings: loadavg. Lots of stability fixes and bug fixes were applied: * This release uses new version of Einarc (one-that-would-be-1.4) to manage hardware and software RAIDs on storage devices. * Heavily improved new hdd-badblocks utility. * Fixed many issues with XML indentation and compliance on client and server sides. * Many user interface and general outlook improvements. API extensions: * A hook that allows unconditional execution of code after test competion (like “finally”). * Enhanced helper API for tests and detects in client’s API. * Firmware test heavily uses hardware detects. * Benchmarks can publish measurement units. * Ability to change default filesystem used in many tests. We'd be happy to hear any feedback, bug reports and testing results! [Less]
Posted over 10 years ago by Mikhail Yakshin
We’re pleased to announce the second beta release of Inquisitor v3.1 Live CD. This is experimental build made with Debian package base. This is a bugfix release that fixes numerous bugs, stability and usability issues in previous alpha and beta ... [More] releases. We welcome all users who want to get the latest Inquisitor build to download it and try. Platform v3.1 really looks and acts better than dated v3.0 in many cases. [Less]
Posted over 10 years ago by Mikhail Yakshin
Inquisitor project took part in an international free/open source software contest Les Trophées du Libre. The final results were just announced: Inquisitor took 3rd prize in “Security & System administration” category. Les Trophées du Libre is ... [More] an international free/open source software contest. Candidates submitted their projects for a contest in January. 3 projects in every category were selected by the jury as a finalists in April. Project members were invited to visit Soissons, France, where the final stage of contest took place. Here, at the IUT de l’Aisne Cuffies, every project made a presentation for the jury, answered the questions and made a demonstration. Les Trophées du Libre has drawn considerable media and public attention. Both local/regional and international newspapers, magazines and TV channels gave coverage of the event. Inquisitor is an open-source hardware stress testing, benchmarking and certification system, suitable for both enterprise and home use. It's customizable, modular and available in both serverless Live CD/DVD format and server-controlled network boot production system. [Less]
Posted over 10 years ago by Mikhail Yakshin
We’re pleased to announce the second beta release of Inquisitor v3.1 Live CD. This is experimental build made with Debian package base. This is a bugfix release that fixes numerous bugs, stability and usability issues in previous alpha and beta ... [More] releases. We welcome all users who want to get the latest Inquisitor build to download it and try. Platform v3.1 really looks and acts better than dated v3.0 in many cases. [Less]
Posted over 10 years ago by Mikhail Yakshin
Inquisitor project, a free/open-source hardware stress testing platform, took part in RootConf'2009 conference. Andrew Sapronov of Inquisitor team gave talk on Inquisitor usage in datacenter maintenance. RootConf’2009 committee published full video ... [More] version of talks that were held at the conference. Thesis is available at http://rootconf.ru/papers2009/12065.html Presentation is available at http://www.slideshare.net/Dolce727/2009-inquisitor-3?type=powerpoint Streaming video is available at http://smotri.com/video/view/?id=v9870729960 [Less]
Posted over 10 years ago by Mikhail Yakshin
Inquisitor project took part in an international free/open source software contest Les Trophées du Libre. The final results were just announced: Inquisitor took 3rd prize in “Security & System administration” category. Les Trophées du Libre is ... [More] an international free/open source software contest. Candidates submitted their projects for a contest in January. 3 projects in every category were selected by the jury as a finalists in April. Project members were invited to visit Soissons, France, where the final stage of contest took place. Here, at the IUT de l’Aisne Cuffies, every project made a presentation for the jury, answered the questions and made a demonstration. Les Trophées du Libre has drawn considerable media and public attention. Both local/regional and international newspapers, magazines and TV channels gave coverage of the event. Inquisitor is an open-source hardware stress testing, benchmarking and certification system, suitable for both enterprise and home use. It's customizable, modular and available in both serverless Live CD/DVD format and server-controlled network boot production system. [Less]
Posted over 10 years ago by Mikhail Yakshin
Inquisitor is a mature hardware diagnostics, stress testing, certification and monitoring platform, running on GNU/Linux. It's suitable for both enterprise and home use, customizable, modular and available in standalone version, server-controlled ... [More] network boot production system and serverless Live CD format. Inquisitor team is pleased to announce Inquisitor v3.0 - a first major open-source version of the platform. After initial announcement of Inquisitor branch 3.x in August 2007, it's a fruit of almost a year of labor. Inquisitor version 3 is a major redesign of older 1.x and 2.x systems. New features: * Modularity: it consists of dozens of interconnected and interchangeable modules with well-defined API; one can easily add new modules to add new tests, detections, production steps, etc. * Three varieties: standalone (runs on top of already installed OS), live CD (can be used to analyse/test just one home computer), enterprise (server-controller network boot). * Flexibility: every test parameter can be adjusted, all system can be customized. * Server-controlled testing: server-based version includes a database that stores all the data on all computers that were tested by Inquisitor. If only some parts of hardware will change, clever scheduler won’t redo all the long testing, but only tests relevant to hardware changes. For those who would like to try Inquisitor, the easiest way is to download a 130MB ISO, available for both x86 and x86_64 from http://www.inquisitor.ru/. Comments and especially bug reports are welcome. [Less]
Posted over 10 years ago by Mikhail Yakshin
Inquisitor team is proud to release v3.0-rc today, both in source and LiveCD builds. New features: * Added new flavour: “standalone”. Inquisitor Standalone is packaged in normal rpm/dpkg to be installed and ran in normal running system. It ... [More] is limited in functionality, but can be used to demonstrate Inquisitor principles well. * Added monitorings API, server-side support and graphing support and one sample client-side monitoring: hdd-smart. * New detects: BMCs, tape drives. * New tests: hardware audit step for manual comparison of order with computers (“what was required by documents” vs “what hardware is really there”), “offline” firmware flashing. * New server-side features: current order and search views, new sticker print system with XML sticker profiles, intellectual computer creation, simple profile editor, general navigation on all pages, shell IPs showing, new version of stages progress bars (with icons, packed information and comment/overdue markings), added “checking” computer_stage and logic for it, computers’ log viewing using iframe, special tftp version for loading one-shot firmware disk images. Fixes: * Detect fixes: quad-core / multi-core processors, Mitsumi OSDs, memory without DMI, multiple HDDs, Hitach HDDs, new IPMI FRU memory detect method, SPD vs DMI memory detects (broken i2c bus quantity), USB FDD/ODD. * Test fixes: large rewrites in stress HDD and memory tests: greater testing stability and predictable results, stability (and longer flash disk life) fixes in usb-flash-drive, skip virtual drives in HDD tests. * Multiple server-side fixes: proper device detection while publishing self IP, datetime comparison in server watchdog daemon, showing current computers under test, starting a new testing always sets a profile for testing, improved planner, general usability and design fixes. Miscellaneous: * General cleanup (removed obsolete functions, server methods, templates, refactoring, etc), compatibility with earlier versions of Ruby and REXML, BSD terminals, ascetic shells. * General fixes: visual improvements, database indexing improvements, proper Debian architecture names, CSS fixes, move to Rails 2.0.2, lots of AJAX magic, added client hard reboot/poweroff method, added working test units. [Less]