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#1 MikeDVB

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:53 PM

Hello!

 

We are going to be upgrading the Dual Quad Core 2.4 GHz processors in the Echo server to Dual Hex Core 2.66 GHz processors on or after September 11th, 2014.  We expect the downtime to be less than 20 minutes and the end result will be a faster, more stable, and more reliable server as each customer will have access to a larger CPU core and there will be more CPU cores available to the system as a whole.

 

We are performing this upgrade in lieu of performing a migration of all clients on the server which would have a much larger impact.

 

We will send out an email to all clients on the Echo server when the maintenance window has been scheduled.  Right now we're waiting on the new processors to arrive and the estimated arrival date is September 11th.


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#2 MikeDVB

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 05:10 PM

This upgrade will be happening this evening.  Once the maintenance window is scheduled we'll post it here and email all clients.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 06:18 PM

Hello,

Just wanted to provide a update.  The swap is scheduled for 11:30pm EST.  The swap is estimated to take no more then 20 minutes.


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#4 MikeDVB

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:00 PM

The upgrade is taking longer than expected - we'll update this thread as soon as it's coming back online.


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#5 MikeDVB

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:12 PM

The server is performing a file system check - it should go quick.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:39 PM

The server has completed it's disk check and rebooted.  Sites are coming back online as the caches fill back up.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:58 PM

The server has stabilized and sites are loading at normal speeds at this time.


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#8 MikeDVB

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:00 AM

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There is already a noticeable huge improvement in Idle CPU.  We'll be watching things over the next week to see how large an improvement this was.  The server has gone from 8 cores at 2.4ghz with HyperThreading to 12 cores at 2.66ghz with HyperThreading :).


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 07:04 AM

And once again, MDD delivers - thank you guys.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:40 AM

Definitely noticeable! Thanks again! :)


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 10:16 AM

Are there any upgrades planned for other servers?  I'm on Jasmine and it's slower than it used to be.


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#12 MikeDVB

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 04:18 PM

The Jasmine server is averaging 45% Idle CPU - if you're experiencing slowness I wouldn't believe it to be the server itself.


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