|[eclipse.org-committers] Maintenance announcement: Sunday, Apr 5 6:00am EDT|
Following the outage that occurred February 7, 2020, we've put in place a plan to help avoid such outages in the future.
Part of that plan is to replace the old
hardware that failed, and replace old hardware that could fail.
We've acquired two new servers and two new firewalls, and all
that will be coming online soon.
The new backend servers will feature
multi-master LDAP authentication services. Authentication
requests will become fault-tolerant, and with active database
replication, the replication issues that affected so many
accounts last February will not happen again. File Servers are
equipped with 10-Gigabit Ethernet, for much needed backend
The new firewalls, featuring 10-Gigabit Ethernet, will replace our current Gigabit components. They will be configured in hot-standby, offering fault tolerance at the edge of our network.
A new Infra Services Status page, which
will replace https://status.eclipse.org/, will allow us to
better communicate -- and allow you to be better informed of --
outages, incidents, and planned maintenance.
Sunday, April 5 2020 6:00am EDT: there will be sporadic outages for about 2 hours across many of our Tier I services while we migrate backend data storage and authentication services to the new devices.
Later in April 2020: there may be noticeable connection cuts when the new firewalls are put into production. Chances are, this will be imperceptible to most of our users.
Later in April 2020: the new https://status.eclipse.org page will be launched.
What you can do to help
Please help clean up your
download.eclipse.org and archive.eclipse.org areas. This is
so important! If you need assistance, please file a
Thanks for your patience and
understanding while we upgrade these key components of our
infra. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Director, IT Services | Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
Eclipse Foundation: The Platform for Open Innovation and Collaboration
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