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12/07 @ 0400 UTC Maintenance - Planned Changes -- Preparation 1. Gracefully stop IRC873 service 2. Gracefully stop nginx service for 873gear domain 3. Gracefully stop other non-873gear services 4. Verify services stopped and database connections terminated 5. Full clone current VM state for backup 6. Gracefully shutdown hypervisor -- Changes 1. Move baremetal server / UPS / Network hardware / Firewalls to new homemade rack 2. Upgrade hypervisor OS 3. Upgrade IRC873 to TheLounge 4.3.0 -- Verification 1. Verify network connectivity on all devices 2. Verify uninterruptible power status to vital infrastructure 3. Verify network isolation 4. Verify Hypervisor OS update successful -- System Recovery 1. Allow VMs to restart 2. Verify IRC873 update successful 3. Verify nginx services restarted 4. Verify other services restarted 5. Restart IRC873 for public use 6. Monitor for recovery -- Backout / Abort plan --- IRC873 backout 1. Fully delete current VM 2. Clone pre-action backup into production 3. Restart service 4. Verify recovery --- Hypervisor OS backout 1. If before point of no return, abandon upgrade 2. If after point of no return, reinstall from scratch 3. Verify hypervisor up and VMs available or rebuilt
11/03 @ 2000 UTC Maintenance - Planned Changes -- Network configuration --- Planned changes to VLAN system --- Further isolation of sensitive systems -- VM Configuration --- Deorbit certain disused VMs --- Implement security jumphost system --- Reallocate any remaining resources --- Prepare for installation of new RAM in 30 days -- RAM INSTALLATION! --- The RAM purchased by YOU, the users, was installed --- IRC873 operational RAM DOUBLED --- Thank you for your support and patience

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