[SAC] [Hosting] ftp.osuosl.org maintenance - May 17, 2018 9am PDT (May 17 1600 UTC)

Lance Albertson lance at osuosl.org
Thu May 17 12:58:48 PDT 2018

ftp-osl has been rebuilt and everything appears to be back to normal. I'm
going to keep it out of rotation for a few more hours until I'm confident
everything is working properly with it again. Please ping us in #osuosl or
send an email to support if you notice something is wrong.


On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 2:59 PM, Lance Albertson <lance at osuosl.org> wrote:

> Service(s) affected: ftp.osuosl.org
> One of the three servers (ftp-osl) which serve ftp.osuosl.org will be
> offline during an OS reinstall. This particular machine acts as a syncing
> master for the other two servers so updates on our mirror network will be
> delayed until ftp-osl has been rebuilt.
> Outage Window:
> Start:   Thu, May 17, 9:00AM PDT (Thu May 17 1600 UTC)
> End:     Thu, May 17, 3:00PM PDT (Thu May 17 2200 UTC)
> Reason for outage:
> The server known as ftp-osl is currently running RHEL and will be
> reinstalled with CentOS. This is due to the fact that there was no port of
> CentOS for ppc64le at the time we deployed the system. To align with the
> rest of our infrastructure and also remove the need for a license we'll be
> switching this over to CentOS. In addition, we're going to be updating the
> system firmware.
> I plan to keep the ssh host keys the same after the re-install and all of
> the data currently on the system will remain intact. We have already taken
> this server out of our DNS rotation however other projects may be directly
> pointing to this server which we have no control over.
> We'll be doing the same reinstall on the other two nodes next week.
> Thanks-
> --
> Lance Albertson
> Director
> Oregon State University | Open Source Lab

Lance Albertson
Oregon State University | Open Source Lab
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