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Old 12-08-2008, 11:08 PM
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Single-homed VPS

Hey guys,
I'm looking to buy a couple single-homed bandwidth-based VPS. This is for a monitoring solution from remote->mydatacenter to verify availability across particular upstreams; thus, multi-homed VPS will not work.
I'm not sure if anybody offers this kind of service generally, or if it can be made to happen with some policy routing/extra $$. If this is crazy, let me know
I'm looking for low end VPS to do some super basic monitoring (nagios + cacti) for these providers:
Low end VPS single-homed to Level3
Low end VPS single-homed to Qwest
Low end VPS single-homed to TWTelecom
Low end VPS single-homed to Cogent
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:52 PM
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:52 PM
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Randal,
Any particular reason for these providers and not any others?





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Old 12-09-2008, 01:28 AM
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Any particular reason for these providers and not any others?


Yes, those are the providers that my employer, Data102, peers with. We want on-net-but-off-site monitoring our services. This enables us to detect per-backbone issues and react accordingly.
For example, if our Level3 service randomly stops, I want the Level3 monitor to go nuts -- precisely because it cannot route around the issue. We had an issue a while back where TWTelecom was blackholing our traffic and it took ~10 minutes to detect what and where the problem was; having another device elsewhere on the same network would have been invaluable.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:29 PM
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We want on-net-but-off-site monitoring our services. This enables us to detect per-backbone issues and react accordingly.


Wouldn't this be better achieved by setting up off-site monitoring of the local connection endpoint for each of your providers, rather than relying on VPS providers that happen to use the same provider?
I'd imagine it will not be easy to find providers with the specific connectivity you're looking for, plus there's no guarantee that their connectivity providers will not change down the road (possibly with no advanced warning). Also, relying on a single provider to check connectivity introduces the possibility of false alerts if there are any problems on the VPS providers end, such as local networking problems, etc.





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Old 12-09-2008, 02:31 PM
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Ditto Panopta.

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