we are planning to change how Cloud VPS instances and Toolforge tools contact
WMF-hosted wikis, in particular the source IP address for the network connection.
The new IP address that wikis will see is 18.104.22.168.
The change is scheduled to go live on 2021-02-08.
More detailed information in wikitech:
If you are a Cloud VPS user or Toolforge developer, check your tools after that
date to make sure they are properly running. If you detect a block, a rate-limit
or similar, please let us know.
If you are a WMF SRE or engineer involved with the wikis, be informed that this
address could generate a significant traffic volume, perhaps about 30%-40% total
wiki edits. We are trying to smooth the change as much as possible, so please
send your feedback if you think there is something we didn't account for yet.
Thanks, best regards.
Arturo Borrero Gonzalez
SRE / Wikimedia Cloud Services
The 2020 project opt-in process wrapped up at the end of the year, and
we've identified the following projects as abandoned:
At the end of this month (2020-01-31) those projects will be deleted
along with all related data and VMs. If you know of anyone associated
with those projects who is not on this list, please bring this to their
attention. And, if you think any of this is in error, please notify me
-Andrew + the WMCS team
We have some updates related to T260389 Redesign and rebuild the
wikireplicas service using a multi-instance architecture
The new cluster will be ready for testing on February 1st, and we need your
Please subscribe and comment on T272523 Early testing of the multi-instance
architecture <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T272523> or reach out if
you would like to help test it by migrating your code. We want to closely
monitor it and tune it as we ramp up usage.
PAWS and Quarry will migrate to use the new cluster later in February, we
will publish more information as soon as possible.
The old cluster will remain available in parallel during the migration.
Thank you for your help,
Joaquin Oltra Hernandez
Developer Advocate - Wikimedia Foundation
This Thursday we will be upgrading the cloud-vps OpenStack install to
version 'Stein'. During the upgrade window (probably about an hour),
Horizon will be disabled.
Existing tools and VMs should be largely unaffected, although there may
be a brief network interruption when the routing services restart.
The upgrade is scheduled for 15:00 UTC, which is 7AM in California.
-Andrew + the WMCS team