[Labs-announce] Update: DNS maintenance window on Thursday, 14:00 UTC

Andrew Bogott abogott at wikimedia.org
Thu May 5 15:39:54 UTC 2016

Update -- everything you care about (new instance creation, CI) is now 
working fine. I have a few things to iron out regarding domain creation, 
but as far as 99% of users are concerned this window is finished.


On 5/5/16 8:27 AM, Andrew Bogott wrote:
> Reminder:  This is beginning in 30 minutes.
> On 5/3/16 10:17 AM, Andrew Bogott wrote:
>> This Thursday we're going to do some fairly intrusive rearranging of 
>> the Labs DNS system[1].  No action is required on the part of Labs 
>> users, but be ready for the following:
>> - For some or all of the window I will be disabling instance creation 
>> and deletion.  Attempts to create or delete instances (or perform any 
>> other actions that use the nova API) will fail with unhelpful error 
>> messages.
>> - CI will be partially or completely broken (some CI tests require 
>> new instance creation)
>> - In theory there will not be DNS service interruptions, but in 
>> practice there may be.
>> This change is part of a series of planned DNS updates intended to 
>> improve redundancy and performance.  Expect an hour of weirdness 
>> beginning at 14:00 UTC, 7:00 AM San Francisco.
>> [1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T128737

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