September 2014

XenServer Upgrade

Date: 
Sun, 05/10/2014 - 02:00 - 08:00

During this Window we will be upgrading the XenSever hypervisor software that powers our virtualisation environment. We will utilise the XenMotion funtionality during this window to move virtual machines between hosts, but the environment is at risk for the duration of the window as we will have reduced redundancy and the upgrade carries a small risk. The upgrade is necessary for us to install security updates and to support new operating systems such as Windows Server 2012 R2.

cpanel02 MySQL upgrade

Date: 
Sun, 05/10/2014 - 00:00 - 02:00

During this window we will be performing scheduled maintenance to upgrade the MySQL version on one of our shared Linux hosting servers, cpanel02. During this window websites may be temporarily inaccessible for short periods. The server will also be restarted to install kernel updates.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Firewall software upgrade

Date: 
Sat, 04/10/2014 - 23:30 - Sun, 05/10/2014 - 00:00

During this window we will be performing scheduled maintenance to upgrade the software on our firewalls. Connections may be interrupted for up to one minute during this upgrade.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

VPN Software Update

Date: 
Sat, 04/10/2014 - 23:00 - 23:30

We will be performing scheduled maintenance in this window to update the software on our SSL VPN appliance. During this time SSL VPN services will be interrupted for around 20 minutes. Web and email services will continue to function as normal. After the upgrade is complete users will automatically download new client components as part of the login process, which may make the first login after the upgrade take longer than normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.