Hello cloud-vps users,

There are still about 84 unclaimed projects at https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/News/Cloud_VPS_2021_Purge

Please take a moment to look at that page and mark projects that you are using.
Unclaimed projects will be in danger of shutdown on February 1st, 2022.

Thank you to those of you who have already acted on this.

Thank you!

- Komla

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Cloud VPS users, please claim your projects (and, introducing Komla)
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2021 14:42:08 -0600
From: Andrew Bogott <abogott@wikimedia.org>
Reply-To: abogott@wikimedia.org
Organization: The Wikimedia Foundation
To: Cloud-announce@lists.wikimedia.org
CC: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l@lists.wikimedia.org>

Hello cloud-vps users!

It's time for our annual cleanup of unused projects and resources. Our new developer advocate Komla Sapaty will be guiding this process; please respond promptly to his emails and do your best to make him feel welcome!

Every year or so the Cloud Services team tries to identify and clean up unused projects and VMs.  We do this via an opt-in process: anyone can mark a project as 'in use,' and that project will be preserved for another year.

I've created a wiki page that lists all existing projects, here:


If you are a VPS user, please visit that page and mark any projects that you use as {{Used}}.  Note that it's not necessary for you to be a project admin to mark something -- if you know that you're currently using a resource and want to keep using it, go ahead and mark it accordingly.  If you /are/ a project admin, please take a moment to mark which VMs are or aren't used in your projects.

When February arrives, I will shut down and begin the process of reclaiming resources from unused projects.

If you think you use a VPS project but aren't sure which, I encourage you to poke around on https://tools.wmflabs.org/openstack-browser/ to see what looks familiar.  Worst case, just email cloud@lists.wikimedia.org with a description of your use case and we'll sort it out there.

Exclusive toolforge users are free to ignore this email and future related things.

Thank you!

-Andrew and the WMCS team