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Infrastructure of OSGeo System Administration Committee (SAC)

For emergency plans see: SAC:Admin and Troubleshooting

Servers at OSL

Open Source Labs - 4 physical machines containing x virtual machines.

Logging into VMS

Note this does not apply to osgeo4 and osgeo7 lxd hosts. Refer to those sections for instructions on logging in. If VM hanging, see OSL for how to open a ticket with OSUOSL's support.

All SAC administrators have LDAP auth to the OSL Virtual Machines.

To ssh into a server using your LDAP account, you can do the following replacing your_osgeo_login with your OSGeo login and vmname with the vm name of the server at OSL.


When prompted for password, use your OSGeo Login password.

SAC:Primary Administrators also have ssh key access in case LDAP is down and that will also apply to the physical machines. Worst case scenario use the information on Open Source Labs to file a ticket (SAC members only). Direct connection to virtual machines is by appending it's vm alias to

osgeo 7

Server added June 2018. Intended to replace osgeo3 and old osgeo4 (before reformat). Configuration Details

Container setup of all the osgeo7 servers is located in

Running LXD 3 snap based container management -- LXD version 3.17 as of 2019-09-15

Accessing osgeo7 containers via ssh

Only the is directly exposed ssh via port 22. To access the other containers, you can tunnel thru -- You will need an ssh key on download already to do so. If you do not already have a key installed, put in a SAC Ticket Request

A convenient block to add to your own `.ssh/config` file follows:

Host osgeo7-*
  ProxyCommand ssh -W $(sed -e "s/^osgeo7-//;s/$/.lxd/" <<< "%h"):%p
  IdentityFile "path/to/your/private/key"

With the above in place, you can connect to any container using:

 ssh your_id@osgeo7-<container_name>

Services currently on:


Container Name: download

Houses:, download sites Moved 5/5/2019 from osgeo3 Setup detailed in OSGeo7 Download container

This is new home of, it's a debian 9 container (now locked down to only allow ssh key access / ldap auth) for ssh. It is running nginx instead of apache that the old ran. It has webdav with single local htaccess account geotools for geotools bot use.


Container Name: wordpress

Houses:, websites

Moved 2019-09-03 from to osgeo7 wordpress container

Note this is a replica of web18a VM server provided by OSUOSL

Setup details of wordpress container

Secure (LDAP )

Container Name: secure secure -- SAC:LDAP used for ldap service (a rebuild of old now on Debian 9

TracSVN (trac, svn, git)

This used to be housed on osgeo3 in VM TracSVN VM, and was moved 2019-10-12 to osgeo7 as tracsvn container.

Container Name: tracsvn

This houses the following:


This used to be housed on osgeo3, and was moved 2019-09-14 to osgeo7 as old-wiki container.

Container Name: old-wiki

old wiki container -- used for wiki service (it is an lxd2pc created image of VM that was on osgeo3)

See OSGeo Wiki


Container Name: nextcloud-ubuntu, collabora (for document/view/editing)

Nextcloud - Ubuntu 18.04 LXD/nginx/postgresql 11 container for document sharing similar to dropbox/google drive - nextcloud-ubuntu.lxd - Nextcloud Setup

Collabora - Ubuntu 18.04 LXD container for LibreOffice/MS Office online document editor currently used exclusively by Setup detailed in Nextcloud setup.

NGINX proxy

  • nginx - proxy that routes all http/https traffick for the other containers (can only be accessed via osgeo7 host)

Dronie Server

Container Name: dronie-server

Old Projects

Container Name: old-projects

-- this is the old migrated from osgeo4 as an lxd container, so more or less the same as it was before, with the exception that all the websites are now proxied thru the nginx container. Websites like on it are and

To access you need to go thru -> old-projects


Container Name: old-adhoc

old-adhoc -- this is the old migrated 2019-05-08 from osgeo4 as an lxd container. Used by osgeo-live for there test docs and by grass for earthquake, and mapserver for demo

To access via ssh you should go thru -> old-adhoc.lxd It is accessible via and

Old Web

  • old-web --- the old (was on osgeo3) currently only housing for LDAP management. The rest are planned to be moved here


  • Mail

See Osgeo6 for full details

Backup (osgeo5)

  • Backup now runs on dedicated hardware
  • Provides Rsync backups of
  • Provides Bacula backups of various VMs.
  • See SAC:Backups for details.


osgeo4 is a real server managed by OSUOSL - can be access via ssh -p 2222 (only people with their access keys installed can log in and doesn't allow password access) - password for tech_dev is in the secure container (on osgeo7) / access folder.

In August 2019 the server had new power supply put in and replacement disks. It was reformatted with Ubuntu 18.04.3 to serve as secondary LXD host to osgeo7 zfsutils-linux was installed so lxd can use zfs for storage.

sshing into osgeo4 containers

Note that all the containers are closed off from direct ssh access except for the To access the other containers, you need to hop through hop. hop container has port 22 open but requires ssh access so users who’ve been granted rights can hop thru it to other containers using as name.

A convenient block to add to your own .ssh/config file follows

Host osgeo4-*
  ProxyCommand ssh -W $(sed -e "s/^osgeo4-//;s/$/.lxd/" <<< "%h"):%p
  IdentityFile "path/to/your/private/key"

Then to access say the wordpress-dev container, you'd do the below where your_id could be your osgeo id or a local account on that container

ssh your_id@osgeo4-wordpress-dev

osgeo4 baremetal features

It's makeup is as follows:

Item Settings
Disks 6 1.8 TB drives
Memory 48 GB
CPUs 8 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5540 @ 2.53GHz (8192kb cache)
lsblk -i
sda              8:0    0  1.8T  0 disk  
|-sda1           8:1    0  953M  0 part  
| `-md0          9:0    0  952M  0 raid1 /boot
`-sda2           8:2    0 46.6G  0 part  
  `-md1          9:1    0 46.5G  0 raid1 
	|-lvm-root 253:0    0 37.3G  0 lvm   /
	`-lvm-swap 253:1    0  7.5G  0 lvm   [SWAP]
sdb              8:16   0  1.8T  0 disk  
|-sdb1           8:17   0  953M  0 part  
| `-md0          9:0    0  952M  0 raid1 /boot
`-sdb2           8:18   0 46.6G  0 part  
  `-md1          9:1    0 46.5G  0 raid1 
	|-lvm-root 253:0    0 37.3G  0 lvm   /
	`-lvm-swap 253:1    0  7.5G  0 lvm   [SWAP]
sdc              8:32   0  1.8T  0 disk  
sdd              8:48   0  1.8T  0 disk  
sde              8:64   0  1.8T  0 disk  
sdf              8:80   0  1.8T  0 disk 
sdc,sdd,sde,sdf  form a zfs osgeo4_lxd partition (sdc,sdd) mirrors sde,sdf for total lxd capacity of 3.62 TB

Nightly backups of osgeo7 containers (secure, nextcloud) will be here and named <container>-backup and be kept in a stopped state.

Services currently on:


Container Name: hop - this is the only container with direct ssh access via ssh To get to other containers, you need to hop thru this one. Requires ssh key access


Container Name: osgeo4-nginx ->> all web traffick from other containers on osgeo4 get proxied thru here


Container Name: wordpress-dev - used primarily for main website development -,


Container Name: old-wiki-dev - used primarily for experimenting with changes to like testing out OS and softwere upgrade etc before appying to -


Container Name: tracsvn-dev - This is a 2019-09-05 lxd2pc image of (now on osgeo7 as tracsvn) used primarily for experimenting like testing out OS, git and software upgrade etc before appying to production.


Container Name: dronie-client - This is a debian 10 machine, with OSGeo LDAP authentication and a drone-agent docker running. To be used with

Has the following sites:,,


osgeo3 is a real server managed by OSUOSL and running a virtualization solution (ganeti+kvm) to provide Virtual Machines which are the ones SAC can access and manage. SAC can _not_ access osgeo3 directly, but has to contact OSUOSL for that.

Each of the sections below represent a Virtual Machine and describes which services are running on it, and by which name they are reachable.


  • See TracsvnVM for full details, and some notes on services running here


      • TURNED OFF 2019-11-01 and containerized on osgeo7***

* Drupal instances for the main OSGeo web site and projects like MapGuide and FDO are hosted here (??). DEFUNCT- moved to wordpress on osgeo7 wordpress container

See Infrastructure Transition Plan 2010#Final_Plan for full details. * Infrastructure Transition Plan 2010#osgeo3_.26_osgeo4 * Lots of config information in the Migration Documentation.


  • Template VM used when creating new VMs.
  • Not normally running - make a special request to OSL to start it up.


Cloud Hosted Servers and other external under SAC Control

osgeo funtoo

For lxd experimentation it's an lxd container running other lxd containers and provided by

OSGeo Funtoo

LXDs currently running

LimeSurvey -this may be in future migrated to osgeo7

  • -p 2222 is an LXD Debian 10 8GB RAM
  • Currenlty running two lxd containers:
   debbie:,, (jenkins build bot) - runs docker and serves as a 1.0 agent for

QGIS off OSGeo

Services on separated machines rented and managed by the QGIS project at hetzner

  • website including documentation
  • website building, documentation building, debian/ubuntu nightlies,
  • redmine

Historical servers (not more in use)

- Telascience Blades (Historical)

2019-09-03 Production services, moved to wordpress container on osgeo7 Staging services (, move to wordpress-dev container on osgeo4 Grass wordpress is disabled as grass decided to go with another solution, so have grass container on osgeo7 (Cloud hosted server on OSUOSL hardware (not ours) )

  • Debian 9.3 4GB server, host name: require ssh key to log in.
  • Hosts wordpress sites,,,
  • Setup details on Web18a setup