KVM50 Migration Thursday Jan 28 @ 5 AM EST

Quags

Administrator
Staff member
The kvm50 server requires a hardware migration, which includes data copied to a new server, due to the server age. This has been scheduled to occur Thursday starting at 5AM est when the server load is lowest.

If possible the vm will have it state paused and saved saved so a restart is not needed at all. Those that can not will be shut down cleanly, one at a time, and copied to new hardware. The system will then start up automatically on the new hardware with the same ip and data.

The approx time to copy is between 10 and 15 minutes per VPS slice (25GB of data).

Important:
Changes may be needed before hand to ensure networking comes online.

If you use DHCP, our default set up, no changes are needed. DHCP is the default config when a server is set up.

If you have a static IP configuration, and use the gateway 199.231.188.18 please change this to 199.231.188.17. A static configuration would have been manually set after server set up and is not the default configuration. Unless the networking config has been manually changed there is no need to update the gateway. This change can be made now before the upgrade begins.

This migration has been performed on many servers in the past with out any issues. The new server hostnode configuration will run CentOS 7 with RAID10 + 2xraid1 SSD caching drives.
 

Quags

Administrator
Staff member
Update: Migration on all vm's has not started yet. There were a few larger VM's that took longer than expected.

Migration will continue again tonight on the remaining vm's, each being shut down only before they are about to be migrated.
 
Top