Introduction: KVM Plan by Datawest

Over at LET and LES, came the post about the ‘deal’ by Datawest- a provider from Australia. At 3.3 Aussie Dollars (INR 150) a month, a 1 CPU Core/ 6 GB SSD/ 1 GM RAM/ 1 TB BW KVM was tempting enough to try – at worst, for a month. Thus began my journey of struggles, frustrations, and finally some success with this VPS.

The reason for the struggle and frustration is that Datawest uses Hyper-V, which in my opinion is an acquired taste. And you have to raise a ticket to be assigned an ip.

I have posted some more comments on LES here and the overall discussion is also quite useful.

Note: I will update this post in the coming days with my overall thoughts and experience. Below are the results from benchmarks I ran on Jan 23rd.


Setup of Hyper-V VPS on Datawest - Image by Amar Vyas
Private IP for VPS- Image by Amar Vyas
Under the Hood
[email protected]:~$ passwd
Changing password for administrator.
(current) UNIX password:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
[email protected]:~$ w
08:38:42 up 9:32, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
USER TTY FROM [email protected] IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
administ tty2 :1 00:11 9:31m 1:17 0.02s /usr/lib/tracker/tracker-miner-user-guides
administ pts/0 157.45.112.157 08:38 2.00s 0.08s 0.00s w

cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 44
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5640 @ 2.67GHz
stepping : 2
microcode : 0xffffffff
cpu MHz : 2666.756
cache size : 12288 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 1
core id : 0
cpu cores : 1
apicid : 0
initial apicid : 0
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 11
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc rep_good nopl xtopology pni ssse3 cx16 pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm kaiser
bugs : cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass l1tf
bogomips : 5333.51
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

Hyper-V VPS Templates on Datawest - Image by Amar Vyas, Jan 2020
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curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Asia
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Region: Asia https://bench.monster v.1.5.0 2020-01-11
Usage : curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -Asia

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OS : Debian GNU/Linux 9 (64 Bit)
Virt/Kernel : Dedicated / 4.9.0-8-amd64
CPU Model : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5640 @ 2.67GHz
CPU Cores : 1 @ 2666.756 MHz x86_64 12288 KB Cache
CPU Flags : AES-NI Disabled & VM-x/AMD-V Disabled
Load Average : 0.12, 0.31, 0.22
Total Space : 57G (2.8G ~6% used)
Total RAM : 922 MB (138 MB + 513 MB Buff in use)
Total SWAP : 2045 MB (0 MB in use)
Uptime : 0 days 0:10
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ASN & ISP : AS7720, NETWAYTECHNOLOG
Organization : Netway Technologies Pty Ltd
Location : Perth, Australia / AU
Region : Western Australia
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Performing Geekbench v4 CPU Benchmark test. Please wait…
Connection to 203.33.252.161 closed by remote host.
Connection to 203.33.252.161 closed.

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speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from Datawest Group (203.33.252.161)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Selecting best server based on ping…
Hosted by NODE1 Internet (Perth) [1.59 km]: 127.732 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 4.44 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed……………………………………………………………………………………….
Upload: 14.34 Mbit/s

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Source: http://www.speedtestserver.com

:~$ speedtest-cli –server 7379
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from Datawest Group (203.33.252.161)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Selecting best server based on ping…
Hosted by ACT Fibernet (Bangalore) [6445.86 km]: 250.295 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 22.24 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed……………………………………………………………………………………….
Upload: 7.69 Mbit/s

:~$ speedtest-cli –server 10195
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from Datawest Group (203.33.252.161)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Selecting best server based on ping…
Hosted by Jio (Bangalore) [6445.86 km]: 140.464 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 26.73 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed……………………………………………………………………………………….
Upload: 6.88 Mbit/s

speedtest-cli –server 9966 –share
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from Datawest Group (203.33.252.161)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Selecting best server based on ping…
Hosted by Allnet Broadband Network Pvt Ltd (Bangalore) [6445.86 km]: 265.865 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 30.68 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed……………………………………………………………………………………….
Upload: 5.17 Mbit/s
Share results:

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speedtest-cli –server 10195 –share –secure
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…
Testing from Datawest Group (203.33.252.161)…
Retrieving speedtest.net server list…
Selecting best server based on ping…
Hosted by Jio (Bangalore) [6445.86 km]: 90.892 ms
Testing download speed……………………………………………………………………..
Download: 11.13 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed……………………………………………………………………………………….
Upload: 11.60 Mbit/s
Share results:

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nench.sh v2019.07.20 — https://git.io/nench.sh
benchmark timestamp: 2020-01-22 01:26:37 UTC
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Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5640 @ 2.67GHz
CPU cores: 1
Frequency: 2666.756 MHz
RAM: 922M
bash: line 156: swapon: command not found
Swap: –
Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64

Disks:
sda 60G HDD

CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
5.738 seconds
CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
8.942 seconds
CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
4.360 seconds

ioping: seek rate
min/avg/max/mdev = 472.2 us / 920.7 us / 40.5 ms / 904.7 us
ioping: sequential read speed
generated 1.41 k requests in 5.00 s, 352 MiB, 281 iops, 70.4 MiB/s

dd: sequential write speed
1st run: 399.59 MiB/s
2nd run: 738.14 MiB/s
3rd run: 555.04 MiB/s
average: 564.26 MiB/s

IPv4 speedtests
your IPv4: 203.33.252.xxxx

Cachefly CDN: 1.15 MiB/s
Leaseweb (NL): 0.13 MiB/s
Softlayer DAL (US): 0.24 MiB/s
Online.net (FR): 0.16 MiB/s
OVH BHS (CA): 0.20 MiB/s

No IPv6 connectivity detected
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# ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #
# Yet-Another-Bench-Script #
# v2020-01-08 #
# https://github.com/masonr/yet-another-bench-script #
# ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## #

Wed Jan 22 09:32:13 AWST 2020

Basic System Information:
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Processor : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5640 @ 2.67GHz
CPU cores : 1 @ 2666.756 MHz
AES-NI : ❌ Disabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ❌ Disabled
RAM : 922M
Swap : 2.0G
Disk : 57G

dd Sequential Disk Speed Tests:
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| Test 1 | Test 2 | Test 3 | Avg
| | | |
Write | 223 MB/s | 64.1 MB/s | 238 MB/s | 175.03 MB/s
Read | 410 MB/s | 197 MB/s | 411 MB/s | 339.33 MB/s

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
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Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed
| | |
Performing IPv4 iperf3 send test to Bouygues Telecom (Attempt #1 of 10)…^C

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Speedtest and Benchmark
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iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
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Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed
| | |
Bouygues Telecom | Paris, FR (10G) | busy bits/sec | 30.2 Mbits/sec
Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | busy | 23.1 Mbits/sec
Severius | The Netherlands (10G) | busy | 20.5 Mbits/sec
Worldstream | The Netherlands (10G) | busy bits/sec | 17.1 Mbits/sec
wilhelm.tel | Hamburg, DE (10G) | busy bits/sec | 22.2 Mbits/sec
Biznet | Bogor, Indonesia (1G) | 17.0 Mbits/sec | 28.7 Mbits/sec

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Traceroute (partial)

172.25.118.67 (172.25.118.67) 40.257 ms
172.25.118.73 (172.25.118.73) 40.170 ms
172.25.118.69 (172.25.118.69) 50.804 ms
6 172.17.113.38 (172.17.113.38) 44.473 ms
172.17.113.34 (172.17.113.34) 31.510 ms 40.340 ms
7 * * *
8 * * *
9 * * *
10 * * *
11 103.198.140.83 (103.198.140.83) 91.677 ms
103.198.140.15 (103.198.140.15) 62.974 ms
49.45.4.86 (49.45.4.86) 79.365 ms
12 49.45.4.82 (49.45.4.82) 75.734 ms
103.198.140.17 (103.198.140.17) 78.355 ms
49.45.4.82 (49.45.4.82) 78.980 ms
13 4826.sgw.equinix.com (27.111.228.74) 85.563 ms 76.742 ms 71.957 ms
14 be-100.cor01.per04.wa.vocus.net.au (114.31.206.50) 125.861 ms 117.539 ms 119.570 ms
15 114.31.206.57 (114.31.206.57) 125.584 ms
114.31.206.55 (114.31.206.55) 128.921 ms 133.430 ms
16 asn9822.cust.bdr02.per02.wa.vocus.net.au (175.45.100.202) 144.980 ms 133.058 ms 126.225 ms
17 te7-1.cr01.wa.amcom.net.au (203.161.65.62) 118.635 ms 118.628 ms 120.907 ms
18 te0-5-0-22.asr9010pe-6000-01.wa.amcom.net.au (203.161.65.94) 126.854 ms 129.323 ms 122.581 ms
19 116.212.203.202 (116.212.203.202) 121.054 ms 120.931 ms 136.230 ms
20 203.33.252.161 (203.33.252.161) 127.269 ms 128.378 ms 118.019 ms
21 203.33.252.161 (203.33.252.161) 121.907 ms 117.301 ms 119.532 ms:

DataWest-SolidP Error

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