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Topic # 109576 22-Sep-2012 11:11 Send private message

I got this message for approx 30 minutes this morning starting somewhere around 9.30am:



My guess is you have stats to review on this kind of thing anyway but posted this in case it is not covered.

I first saw this message a long time ago. The first few times I was relatively new to Safari and assumed my ADSL had died and this was a generic Safari message. I did eventually read the message completely and see the CloudFlare logo eventually lol.

To avoid confusion you might consider implementing a GeekZone specific service message if this is possible.

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  Reply # 689849 22-Sep-2012 11:56 Send private message

Yes, I decided to apply updates to the physical server running the Geekzone VMs. I also applied a new BIOS to the server, bringing it to the latest version. And also a firmware update to ILO2.

About 40 minutes later it was all done.

Just as a heads up, as I plan to post a more detailed notice later, we will be upgrading our physical server from 10GB to 24GB sometime mid-October (thanks to HP!). The work will be done by Datacom technicians in their datacentre, with a planned downtime around 90 minutes.





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  Reply # 689853 22-Sep-2012 12:23 Send private message

MF why will the 24Gb upgrade take the system off line?

I thought the idea of this VM technology was that you would just set up a new machine then just run the VM over to it in real time?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting for a second here that you're not doing it the smartest way you can within the limits of the resources at hand.

I don't know much about this technology and am quite interested in the dynamics from someone who actually does run it in a real life situation.

If you read the sales guff on a lot of this sort of stuff it suggests that your enterprise will never go off line.

The Companies office suggested to me earlier in the year that this VM stuff isn't quite as robust as the sales guys might have us think.

Comments? Thoughts?

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  Reply # 689868 22-Sep-2012 12:46 Send private message

DonGould: MF why will the 24Gb upgrade take the system off line?

I thought the idea of this VM technology was that you would just set up a new machine then just run the VM over to it in real time?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting for a second here that you're not doing it the smartest way you can within the limits of the resources at hand.

I don't know much about this technology and am quite interested in the dynamics from someone who actually does run it in a real life situation.

If you read the sales guff on a lot of this sort of stuff it suggests that your enterprise will never go off line.

The Companies office suggested to me earlier in the year that this VM stuff isn't quite as robust as the sales guys might have us think.

Comments? Thoughts?

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I am going to guess that it is technically possible to do as you suggest but it would involve using another physical server which costs money.

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  Reply # 689869 22-Sep-2012 12:47 Send private message

DonGould: MF why will the 24Gb upgrade take the system off line?



24GB (gigabytes), not 24Gb (gigabits).

We run our own physical server. It's not possible to install RAM on a physical server without powering down.

There's nothing to do with VM technologies. If we had just a VM with some provider and needed more memory they could just change the settings and dynamically allocate it. If by any chance the physical box needed more memory they would probably just move the VM while still running to another physical box.

It's not the same thing.







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  Reply # 689870 22-Sep-2012 13:07 Send private message

Cheers... sorry, I thought the machine was being replaced at the same time. I didn't realise from your first post it was just a ram addition.

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  Reply # 689978 22-Sep-2012 19:00 Send private message

Oh, and to the OP: close... It's "Cloudflare", not "Cloudfire" ;)




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Reply # 690007 22-Sep-2012 20:21 Send private message

freitasm: Oh, and to the OP: close... It's "Cloudflare", not "Cloudfire" ;)

yeah, edited the post but not the subject.

How about a custom maintenance message saying exactly what you are doing and how many cups of coffee you had so far ;  ).Laughing

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  Reply # 690055 23-Sep-2012 00:00 Send private message

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freitasm: Oh, and to the OP: close... It's "Cloudflare", not "Cloudfire" ;)

yeah, edited the post but not the subject.

How about a custom maintenance message saying exactly what you are doing and how many cups of coffee you had so far ;  ).Laughing


Cloudflare doesn't support that unless you're paying them lots.

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  Reply # 690099 23-Sep-2012 10:26 Send private message

gzt:
freitasm: Oh, and to the OP: close... It's "Cloudflare", not "Cloudfire" ;)

yeah, edited the post but not the subject.

How about a custom maintenance message saying exactly what you are doing and how many cups of coffee you had so far ;  ).


Good idea. Will do.

Kyanar: Cloudflare doesn't support that unless you're paying them lots.


We're on a paid plan, because we need our SSL cert to be used on the CDN.





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  Reply # 690164 23-Sep-2012 14:52 Send private message

I have changed that page to a generic message including our logo. I will use that to keep updates when maintenance is going on.




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