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Tool Labs is a reliable, scalable hosting environment for community developers working on tools and bots that help users maintain and use wikis. The cloud-based infrastructure was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation and is supported by a dedicated group of Wikimedia Foundation staff and volunteers. Tool Labs is a part of the Labs project, which is designed to make it easier for developers and system administrators to try out improvements to Wikimedia infrastructure, including MediaWiki, and to do analytics and bot work.

Tip: Confused about the terms labs, tool labs etc? Read Wikimedia Labs vs Tool Labs.

The Tool Labs environment provides:

  • Support for Web services, continuous bots, and scheduled tasks.
  • Access to replicated production databases.
  • Easily shared management of tool accounts, where tools and bots are stored.
  • A grid engine for dispatching jobs.
  • Support for mosh, SSH, SFTP without complicated proxy setup.
  • A shared pywikibot installation.
  • Version control via Gerrit and Git.
  • Support for Redis.

In general, every tool maintainer should work primarily on the Tools project (not Toolsbeta, which is for experiments to the Tool Labs environment itself).

Requesting access

After filling in the form, your request will then show up in the queue above, and will be processed shortly by one of the Tool Labs administrators.

Help-page

Tools Resources Overview

Useful links


SSH Fingerprints

tools-login: Help:SSH Fingerprints/tools-login.wmflabs.org


Topology of tools on labs Tool Labs design philosophy

Edit documentation

Server admin log

2017-02-17

  • 12:51 chasemp: create tools-exec-gift-trusty-01
  • 12:40 chasemp: create tools-exec-gift-trusty
  • 12:24 chasemp: mass apt-get clean and removal of some old .gz log files due to 30+ low space warnings

2017-02-15

  • 18:45 yuvipanda: clush a restart of nscd across all of tools
  • 00:01 bd808: Rebuilt python and python2 Docker images (T157744)

2017-02-08

  • 06:22 yuvipanda: drain tools-worker-1026 for docker upgrade
  • 05:28 yuvipanda: drain pods from tools-worker-1027.tools.eqia... (more)

Instances for this project

FQDN Instance Type Image Id Public IP Number of CPUs RAM Size Amount of Storage Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki.
Tools-services-01.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 1 2,048 20 22 February 2017 16:00:39
Tools-services-02.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 1 2,048 20 22 February 2017 16:00:34
Tools-exec-gift-trusty-01.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 2 4,096 40 17 February 2017 13:01:41
Tools-worker-1027.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 4 8,192 80 4 February 2017 03:02:43
Tools-worker-1026.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 4 8,192 80 4 February 2017 02:01:47
Tools-docker-builder-04.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 4 8,192 80 2 February 2017 21:01:30
Tools-exec-1404.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.144 4 8,192 80 19 January 2017 22:01:11
Tools-exec-1221.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.195 4 8,192 80 6 January 2017 19:54:34
Tools-bastion-03.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.163 8 16,384 160 13 December 2016 21:01:20
Tools-exec-1413.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.176 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:02:27
Tools-exec-1414.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.171 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:01:55
Tools-exec-1419.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.173 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:01:53
Tools-exec-1220.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.180 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:01:39
Tools-exec-1416.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.142 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:01:29
Tools-exec-1417.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.175 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:01:27
Tools-exec-1420.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.148 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:01:10
Tools-exec-1415.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.170 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:01:08
Tools-exec-1412.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.177 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:01:06
Tools-exec-1418.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.167 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:01:04
Tools-exec-1411.tools.eqiad.wmflabs 208.80.155.178 4 8,192 80 28 November 2016 18:01:02
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