In the parent task it is explained how the Analytics and SRE teams think about how irc.wikimedia.org should evolve. It is currently served by kraz.wikimedia.org, running Jessie, and we'd like to create a VM with Buster to test traffic and eventually let it takeover irc.wikimedia.org's traffic entirely.
The new VM will run a Python daemon that Faidon wrote (see parent task), that eventually could become a good candidate for Kubernetes.
High level details of the VM:
Disk space: 40G (should be more than enough, the daemon is stateless and doesn't need disk space IIUC but adding some more room in case it will be needed in the future)
@faidon Let me know if the above requirements are ok or if we need something more powerful.