4/4/16 – Planned Maintenance

East Kingdom Informational Notification

The East Kingdom Server will undergo a planned upgrade during the late evening of Wednesday, 4/6/2016.


This is the third in a series of planned updates this year. (The second update did not require an interruption of services, and was performed last Thursday.)


We will be migrating from our current level of service “Linode 8GB” to the next tier of service “Linode 16GB” with the same Hosting service, which will appear to be seamless to the populace. This will be expanding our available resources and offer a better user experience.

Time Frame 9:00pm-12:30am Eastern Time

This is expected to run for 144 minutes. (I am giving it extra time in case anything happens and a recover is required.)

During this time frame all East Kingdom services will be unavailable to the populace.

Tools that backbone or pull from the server will also be affected (IE: Email, Help Desk, List Server, etc).

Frequently asked questions about this update:

What
is this?

We are increasing our current level of service to the next available Tier from our current Host provider.

How
much faster?
  • Service Level..Linode 8GB *..Linode 16GB **
  • RAM………………..8 GB……………….16 GB
  • CPU…………………6 Cores…………..8 Cores
  • Storage……………192 GB SSD….384 GB SSD
  • Transfer…………..8 TB………………..16 TB
  • Network In……..40 Gbps………….40 Gbps
  • Network Out…. 1000 Mbps…….2000 Mbps

* Current Service Level

** Upgraded Service level

We are doubling our available RAM, Storage, Transfer amount and Outward Bandwidth. 2 Additional CPU will also be allocated for our use.

Will
this break stuff?

Upgrading an existing deployment to a new and larger plan should not affect the current state of the information on your Linode. This will happen automatically, until you resize the new disks.

How it works 1. Linode is shut down and migrated
You will experience downtime while your Linode is migrated. We estimate 144 minutes to migrate your Linode, but that may vary based on host and network load.2. Enjoyment
After the migration completes, you can take advantage of the new resources by resizing your disks.

My apologies for the short notice, however due to the current memory usage of the server, this needs to be done quickly. Please spread the word.

Thanks & Have a nice day!

Signore Lorenz Greylever

East Kingdom Webministery