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Set up dedicated API server for XTools
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Set up dedicated API server for XTools and change the config var that the Edit Counter stuff uses so that it will direct API requests to the new API server.

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kaldari triaged this task as Medium priority.Sep 26 2017, 11:13 PM
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@Samwilson You set up the current production app server, right? I tried to set up the new one to no avail :/ The documentation on Wikitech is a bit lacking... are we using LAMP, or did we install those things separately? Do you install it with apt-get?

Yes, I think everything's just installed locally, no puppet roles beyond whatever the instances come with.

Should I add more to the docs, or will we not need them once we're configing with Puppet?

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It took a bit of trial and error but I got this working!

Setting up the box itself was the same as the main app server. Every step I took is documented at https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tool:XTools#Building_a_new_instance. See Setting up an API server specifically for how /api requests get forwarded. If someone wants to convert this to a puppet script that'd be great, but I think we're OK with just the Wikitech documentation.

https://xtools-dev.wmflabs.org is currently using the API server, but I will disable this once we configure prod01 to use it.

There is no DNS hostname tied to the API server.

I guess this is done.. there's not much to "review" except the instructions I've laid out at https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tool:XTools#Building_a_new_instance. The server is up and running. I'm going to switch prod01 (the main app server) very soon! :)