Scheduled Maintenance on VPS Hardware Nodes
Posted by Jaison N on 07 June 2018 06:22 PM
Please be advised that the KVM VPS Hardware Nodes will be undergoing a scheduled maintenance as per the schedule and for the reason mentioned below.
Reason: Spectre Meltdown Patching on Hardware Nodes
What are Spectre and Meltdown?
You’ve probably already read about one of the most widespread security issues in modern computing history — colloquially known as “Meltdown” (CVE-2017-5754) and “Spectre” (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715) — affecting practically every computer built in the last 20 years, running any operating system. To know more about the vulnerability, please read the article.
Action Taken :
We have updated Kernel/Microcode packages on all our hardware nodes and need to reboot the server to make it effective.
Day & Date: June 9 2018 | 00:00 IST
Start time: 21:00 IST
Duration: 2 hours
All services will be down during the restart of the server. The servers would be inaccessible for 5-10 mins during the maintenance window when the hardware node is rebooted.
Please feel free to contact our support helpdesk in case you have any queries.