(I know it looks like a repeat - but it is what I work on every 6
During the next few weeks, I will be doing operating system updates on
many of our servers.
The majority of our servers are clustered, this means that while I am
working ont he servers, these updates will have minimal to no impact
on services to customers.
Updates for servers that aren't clustered will occur overnight so as
to reduce impact to services on our network.
My goal is to do updates every 6 months on our servers to make sure we
are staying up to date. The last update was done mid-September, 2010.
Security updates are updated as they are released and the updates that
will happen next few weeks are not because of security related issues
Updates that will occur:
clustered inbound greylisting SMTP servers (virtualized)
clustered outbound SMTP servers (virtualized)
clustered delivery SMTP servers (virtualized *new*)
clustered POP/IMAP servers (virtualized)
clustered WWW servers (virtualized)
clustered webmail servers (virtualized)
master authentication server (***more below)
clustered slave authentication servers (***more below)
primary DNS (domain hosting) servers (virtualized)
caching DNS (domain resolution) servers (virtualized)
rbl DNS (blacklist hosting) servers (virtualized)
web-log server (virtualized)
legacy shell server (depreciated)
new shell server(s) (virtualized)
legacy BSU web cluster database server
legacy backup MX server (***more below)
backup servers (already updated)
Frontpage, ASP, ASP.NET, MS-SQL, and IIS servers
reviewing software and operating system needs
And now the (more below) commentary.
Items marked above with 3 *s are special case items that are getting
more than just an operating system update as we move into the
virtualized server world. These systems require a lot more work as
there is more going on than a simple change on a server. This is a
continuing movement and requires quite a bit of coordination.
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