that the only release available to jsub is Trusty. It also says we
shouldn't run our jobs on Kubernetes (
Can you clarify how we should run our jobs?
On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 5:33 PM, Andrew Bogott <abogott(a)wikimedia.org>
Tool-forge users can ignore this email, it only
concerns VPS project
Long ago, the Wikimedia Operations team made the decision to phase out
use of Ubuntu servers in favor of Debian. It's a long, slow process that
is still ongoing, but in production Trusty is running on an ever-shrinking
minority of our servers.
As Trusty becomes more of an odd duck in production, it grows harder
to support in Cloud Services as well. Right now we have no planned
timeline for phasing out Trusty instances (there are 238 of them!) but in
anticipation of that phase-out we'd like to discourage the addition of new
Trusty hosts to the cloud.
Step one is to prevent people from creating new Trusty images
unless they really, really need them. We would like to remove Trusty from
the default available list of base images and make it available for new VMs
only via special request on phabricator. The questions for you are:
1) Would that change make your life a lot harder?
2) If yes, can you name a date after which it /won't/ make your life
If the loss of Trusty doesn't worry you, feel free to ignore this
email. In the event of a silent (or relatively quiet) response, I'll pull
Trusty from the default image list sometime in the next few weeks.
- Andrew (+ the rest of the Cloud team)
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