This evenings work went longer then expected due to some host
problems we encountered. We are currently finished for the evening.
After talking with support this week about Tuesdays upgrades, we
made a few additions to our upgrade procedure to better protect the
UVM email system since it saw some trouble on Tuesday night. Those
precautions seem to have helped as we didn't see any problems with
We did experience problems with a handful of VMware guests
experiencing disk timeouts, and ended up rebooting some of those
guests. We'll talk with support again and see if they can make
If you were effected by an outage this evening, my apologies.
On 4/3/12 9:45 AM, Kent Saunders wrote:
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The storage subsystems that provide the foundation for many
central services will have a software component upgraded to
address bug fixes and to provide new features for storage
administration. Similar upgrades have been performed in the past
without service interruption, and we expect this upgrade to follow
suit. No outages are expected. These upgrades will occur at
three different times starting with the systems in our backup data
center, and is planned this way to stagger any risk that might be
Systems effected include (but not limited to):
- Fileservices (zoo/AD/zoofiles/etc.)
- VMware guests
- UVM websites
1) Tuesday, April 3rd, 9pm-11pm
2) Thursday, April 5th, 9pm-11pm
If there are any concerns, please let me know.
Sr. Systems Administrator
Systems Architecture & Administration
Enterprise Technology Services
University of Vermont