cs-reboot-info: A tool to assist with upcoming maintenance
Important Update: Oct 17, 2015
In addition to the dates listed below, this tool will also work for general scheduled reboots, as well as specific maintenance periods including "IMPORTANT NOTICE – First and Next Gen Server Vulnerability - October 17, 2015"
In the wake of recently announced vulnerabilities to the Xen hypervisor that our Cloud Servers platform is built on top of, a reboot will be necessary in some instances on both our First Generation and Next Generation Cloud Servers. The details of our announcement are available at https://community.rackspace.com/general/f/53/t/4978 and via https://status.rackspace.com/.
In order to complete the patching of our systems, we have scheduled
reboot windows on a per-region basis beginning Monday March 2 and running
through Monday March 9. To discover the time ranges during which your
affected servers will be rebooted, your
Cloud Control Panel will contain the
information for whichever region is currently visible (Note: you can change
this via the region selector on the left side of the control panel).
Alternatively, you can run our
tool to discover the reboot windows of servers across all regions at once.
Binary downloads for many platforms are available
When given a username and API key, which can be found in the Account Settngs section of our control panel, the utility will list the reboot windows of affected servers in all regions across both First Generation and Next Generation Cloud Servers.
$ ./cs-reboot-info <username> <api key> Regions with a Cloud Servers endpoint: ORD, DFW, SYD, IAD, HKG Found both First and Next Generation endpoints. There are 2 Cloud Servers with an automated reboot scheduled. | Type | Server ID | Server Name | Reboot Window (UTC) | Reboot Window (Local) | | -------------- | --------- | --------------| --------------------------- | --------------------------- | | Next Gen (IAD) | 4fe9909b | My IAD Server | 03 Mar 12:00 - 03 Mar 14:00 | 03 Mar 06:00 - 03 Mar 08:00 | | Next Gen (ORD) | 0f8482b6 | My ORD Server | 03 Mar 16:00 - 03 Mar 18:00 | 03 Mar 10:00 - 03 Mar 12:00 |
Additionally, a CSV file containing the details can be generated with
$ ./cs-reboot-info --csv <username> <api key> Regions with a Cloud Servers endpoint: ORD, DFW, SYD, IAD, HKG Found both First and Next Generation endpoints. Writing output to cs-reboot-info-output.csv
For more information, see https://github.com/rackerlabs/cs-reboot-info.