Maintenance Downtime 2010-10-26 : Report

All –

We just finished another maintenance window, which went great. All but two servers were rebooted, and all lights are green on our monitoring server. If I have somehow managed to miss something, please let me know and I’ll attend to it right away.

This goal of this maintenance window was to apply kernel and other updates to all servers, as well as ensure that all services are configured properly to start at boot time. There are a few remaining issues related to the latter, but fewer than the last time we did this. We’re making progress, and things are looking better!

Lessons learned from this downtime:

  • progress (secondary DNS, l10n.gnome.org) still has service issues. I will attend to these this week.
  • signal (monitoring server) could use some tuning in regard to check intervals. It listed many services as “flapping” when they shouldn’t.

I will look into addressing these this week.

As usual, if you have any questions or other feedback you know where to find me.

Christer