[Labs-announce] Correction: Ubuntu PRECISE instances on Labs will be shut down at the end of March

Andrew Bogott abogott at wikimedia.org
Tue Dec 20 15:12:00 UTC 2016

Apologies, I just noticed that this email was sent with an incorrect 
subject line.  It's only Ubuntu Precise instances that will be shut 
down... Trusty will live on.

On 12/19/16 11:47 AM, Andrew Bogott wrote:
> On March 31st, 2017, all Precise instances running on Labs will be 
> shut down.
> In April, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise will reach its official End of Life. 
> That means no more security upgrades, so after that date servers and 
> VMs running Precise will no longer be welcome on Wikimedia 
> infrastructure.
> Toollabs users are already on notice that web services and tools need 
> to be upgraded to run on Trusty, Jessie, or Kubernetes hosts. Outside 
> of Toollabs, there are still 30-some Precise instances running on 
> Labs, listed below.
> If you are responsible for any of these VMs, please begin migrating 
> your work to new instances as soon as possible.  Due to security 
> concerns, this is a hard deadline -- instances WILL be shut down on 
> March 31st, and their data destroyed a few weeks later.  The Labs team 
> will be dedicating quite a bit of time to assisting with this 
> migration in the coming months, so don't hesitate to ask for help if 
> you run into trouble or the migration process is unclear.  Do start 
> thinking about this now so you don't get lost in a stampede of support 
> requests in March.
> If possible you'll want to migrate to instances running Debian 
> Jessie.  Trusty will sunset in 2019 but support for Jessie (both from 
> the WMF and from upstream maintainers) is likely to continue well 
> after that.
> Here are all the instances subject to shutdown:
> account-creation-assistance: accounts-db2
> analytics: limn1
> bots: wm-bot
> contributors: contributors-metrics
> editor-engagement: docs
> editor-engagement: ee-flow-extra
> editor-engagement: ee-flow
> editor-engagement: mwui
> fastcci: fastcci-master
> fastcci: fastcci-worker1
> huggle: huggle
> maps: maps-tiles1
> maps: maps-wma1
> mediahandler-tests: mediahandler-tests-static
> monitoring: filippo-test-precise2
> otrs: otrs-test2
> signwriting: signwriting-ase-wiki
> snuggle: snuggle-en
> social-tools: social-tools1
> sugarcrm: officetools
> utrs: utrs-primary
> visualeditor: towtruck
> wikidata-dev: wikidata-suggester
> wikidata-dev: wikidata-wdq-mm
> wikimania-support: wikimania-scholarships
> wikisource-dev: wikisource-dev
> wikisource-tools: wsexport
> wikistream: wikistream-web
> wildcat: dannyb-large
> wildcat: dannyb-test
> wildcat: dannyb
> wlmjudging: wlm-mysql-master
> wlmjudging: wlm-apache1

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