OVH BHS Review

So, as per my previous post, OVH BHS Servers are being handed out to beta testers free to use until mid August 2012. I’ve been testing my allocated dev server for three days.

Now, let’s just go over those specs again:

  • 16 gb RAM — 2x8GB 1333 MHz Non ECC DDR2 Kingston modules.
# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.7 present.
Handle 0x0029, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0026
Error Information Handle: No Error
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 8192 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: SODIMM1Bank Locator: Channel A DIMM 0
Type: <OUT OF SPEC>
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 1333 MHz (0.8 ns)
Manufacturer: Kingston
Serial Number: 4932BC05
Asset Tag: A1_AssetTa
gNum0
Part Number: 9905428-093.A00LF
Handle 0x002C, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0026
Error Information Handle: No Error
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 8192 MBForm Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: SODIMM2
Bank Locator: Channel B DIMM 0
Type: <OUT OF S
PEC>
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 1333 MHz (0.8 ns)
Manufacturer: Kingston
Serial Number: 3A32A802
Asset Tag: A1_AssetTagNum1
Part Number: 9905428-093.A00LF
  • 1tb hdd — On further inspection, 2x 1Tb HDDs in RAID 1, good for drive redundancy!
Attached devices:Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: ATA Model: ST1000DM003-9YN1 Rev: CC4H
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
Host: scsi4 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: ATA Model: ST1000DM003-9YN1 Rev: CC4H
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
[email protected]:~# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/md1 10G 844M 8.7G 9% /
tmpfs 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /lib/init/rw
udev 10M 172K 9.9M 2% /dev
tmpfs 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /dev/shm
/dev/md2 921G 7.0G 868G 1% /home
  • 100mbps connection — IPerf test from OVH France (Kimsufi box) resulted in 87.1Mbps, feel free to trace-route 198.245.62.123
  • Quad Core Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2130 CPU @ 3.40GHz
  • Running Debian Squeeze by default (6.0)
  • 1 IPv4 Address
  • /64 subnet of IPv6 addresses (standard with every OVH server)
All in all, I can vouch for OVH as a whole for excellent uptime, a decent network (I have had 0 network downtime for over 6 months with OVH France on my kimsufi server), excellent support and a easy to use, functional management panel. I will update this post if I have any more findings and once I start running some services on this server I will comment on more in-depth performance.

 

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