Author Topic: Expected downtime - 10:00 CST to 11:00 CST  (Read 227 times)

Offline Alex

Expected downtime - 10:00 CST to 11:00 CST
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:12:17 AM »
Basically now for the next hour, DigitalOcean is configuring the server to mitigate against Spectre and Meltdown. Thanks for understanding! Full text below:

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Start: 2018-02-22 16:00 UTC
End: 2018-02-22 17:00 UTC

Hi there,

DigitalOcean is working to mitigate the industry-wide security vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre. As part of our mitigation efforts, we have planned an ongoing maintenance that will affect all Droplets in all regions. During the one hour window noted above, we will be performing reboots on a small portion of our fleet. This will result in your Droplets, listed below, being offline for the duration of the reboot.

We have dedicated all available resources to this maintenance to ensure your Droplets are back online as quickly as possible. We anticipate a maximum downtime of fifteen minutes for impacted Droplets, but expect most Droplets to be back online much faster. We are primarily performing this maintenance during business hours so we can maximize our available resources for issues that might arise and continue to maintain service levels for our users.

You can read more about the reason for these reboots here: https://blog.digitalocean.com/a-message-about-intel-security-findings

This reboot will not automatically patch your Droplet, you should follow this guide to do so, and we encourage you to continue to update as more mitigation patches are pushed into repositories: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-protect-your-server-against-the-meltdown-and-spectre-vulnerabilities

If you have any questions, please reply to this email and our support team will be happy to assist you.

Kind Regards,
DigitalOcean
I am the Financier owner/admin/coder dude.

Offline asromzek

Re: Expected downtime - 10:00 CST to 11:00 CST
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 10:22:18 AM »
Ditto for the mobile app.
/s implied, unless stated otherwise.

Offline Alex

Re: Expected downtime - 10:00 CST to 11:00 CST
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 10:36:01 AM »
And we're back! :)
I am the Financier owner/admin/coder dude.