Eddie storage being upgraded

Planned in advance; Open

Overview

Affected services
  • eddie
At Risk Time
09:00 AM, 29-Jun-20 — 05:00 PM, 14-Aug-20
Description
The eddie fast parallel storage is being upgraded. New disk storage is being added to a new fibre channel network, integrated into the existing GPFS storage network, then data will be migrated off old hardware onto new. Testing will be done at all stages. Once everything is complete the old hardware will be decommissioned. This will have little to no user impact, but the service should be considered "at risk".

Technical Information

Technical Information

Work summary
The eddie fast parallel storage is being upgraded. New disk storage is being added to a new fibre channel network, integrated into the existing GPFS storage network, then data will be migrated off old hardware onto new. Testing will be done at all stages. Once everything is complete the old hardware will be decommissioned. This will have little to no user impact, but the service should be considered "at risk".
Technical summary
Eddie storage being upgraded
Affecting
Eddie users
Servers / Hardware
Criticality
low
Expected impact
Should be zero impact for users as the work is being done in parallel with existing services.
Change Reference
C2003-074
Additional comments

Request, Authorise and Publish

Requested by Mike Wallis on 16-Jun-2020
Authorised by Research Services
Publish to IS Website (Service Status and Alerts page): Yes
Published by Wassim Demnati


Additional Details

Risk classification
low
Risk assessment
Little to no user impact
Other people involved
Notes for future reference