Apologies for the late notice but we have just received the notice below from our cloud service provider. There will be emergency maintenance late tonight to perform essential maintenance.
If you have any questions related to this please contact our helpdesk.
Effected systems: Virtual Private Cloud, questMail, VPS, questCloud Virtual Desktop
Description of works: We are currently experiencing an issue across our primary Hyper-V Clusters with Windows Remote Management Instrumentation (WinRM). This is effecting our ability to communicate with our Host Clusters and provide management access to customers. Some of the primary tasks WinRM provides are Virtual Machine load balancing across the clusters, Virtual Machine Migration, console management and storage management.
After consulting with the manufacturer of the software Microsoft we have been advised that the next course of action is to perform restarts of every node in our Host Clusters. Under normal operations this would not be an issue however, one of the effected systems of this fault is our ability to “Live Migrate” Customer Virtual Machines from one Host to another.
As a result of this completing this maintenance will effect service while each node is restarted.
Impact Details: Each Cluster Node will have its Virtual Machine guests placed into a “saved” or “paused” state then the node will be restarted and the guest Virtual machines resumed. During this time the Virtual machine will be unavailable, once the Virtual Machine is resumed it will continue from where it was before maintenance began without being restarted.
Service will be removed at 22:00 this evening and we are forecasting a restore of all services by 02:00, however it may be necessary to extend this until 04:00 in a worst case scenario.
We have been informed by City Fibre that between 06:00 and 15:00 on Sunday 27/11/16 Peterborough City Council are committed to completing the upgrade of their power distribution in the Town Hall. There should be no disruption of service, however due to the nature of the maintenance services are deemed “at risk” for the duration of this period. In the event of an outage and your service not automatically being restored you may need to restart both the white ONT & the supplied router or own equipment.
On Friday 4th November our office will be closing at 4pm.
Following the completion of our recent acquisition of Total Solutions and our continued dedication to providing the best service through a motivated and knowledgeable team we will be closing early on Friday 4th November 2016 for some team building.
It is important that all team members attend so from 4pm on Friday 4th November if you have an urgent support or maintenance issue please call in the usual way and follow the prompts, you will be asked to leave a message and one of our technical team will call you back shortly after the end of our meeting at 5pm.
If you have any other queries including non-urgent support queries from 4pm on Friday please email the relevant team or call on 01733 667755, leave a message and we will respond on Monday 7th November 2016.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are aware of an issue affecting some customers when making outbound calls. When dialing out to some numbers some customers are receiving a number unobtainable tone. We are currently working with the carrier to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.