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Maintenance notification - All Realms

Monday 30/07/2012 8:15 GMT+1 Warsong 1.12.1 Archangel 2.4.3 Al Akir 1.12.1

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#1 Feenixes

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

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Dear members,

In order to keep up with the growing demand of our servers and services, and be able to keep on expanding Feenix Network a server relocation, network- and hardware upgrade has been in the planning for some time already

The planning has been finetuned to be performed as smooth and fast as possible and to cause the least amount of hinder and/or downtime for our community. However, due to the nature of the maintenance we can not prevent to have some downtime on all our servers. For this, we kindly ask your consideration



In order of listing, planned maintenance concerns
  • Relocation of all servers to a private location in our host data center( Done )
  • Upgrade of internal switches ( One switch pending to be added )
  • Upgrade of our network to a higher Tier ( Done )
  • Upgrade of server soft andhardware ( To be performed per server in upcoming period )
    • Operating system upgrade
    • HD upgrade
    • RAM upgrade
    • CPU upgrade
First maintenance, relocation:

The relocation of our servers is planned to take place Monday, July 30. At 8:15 Gmt+1 all servers will be shutdown and are expected to be offline for 2 - 3 hours for the actual move, and network reconfiguration.

during maintenance,

All realms and our login servers will be offline
The forums will remain accessible
The vanilla blog will remain accessible
The main website will remain accessible, logging in as well as account creation will be disabled during maintenance



Second maintenance, soft- and hardware upgrades:

Not to be performed in Mondays maintenance, but already to notify of, is the planned hardware upgrade of all our servers
  • Operating Systems will be upgraded to professional editions
  • RAM upgrade. From resp. 24 and 32 GB GB to 48 GB
  • Harddrives will be upgraded from SATA to SAS
  • CPUs will be upgraded from Xeon E5620's to Xeon E5645
This maintenance is planned to be performed in steps, more information regarding planning will be posted when actual dates are known.



As always, we thank you for your patience and support, while we work


kind regards
Feenix Administration


#2 Feenixes

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:08 AM

As planned, the servers will shutdown at 8:15 gmt+1

We will keep you informed about the progress in this topic


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#3 Feenixes

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:12 AM

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Dear members

The move of our physical servers has been completed. What remains for us is the internal network reconfiguration, before starting up the realms again for public

When the realms will be brought online again, you will be informed in this topic

kind regards
Feenix Server Administration


#4 Feenixes

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

Dear members,

Our host has informed us that there are some issues with the registering of the new in- and external network addresses. Therefore we are asked to give them more time

As this specific configuration is needed for all services to work, we will have to stay put until it is configured correctly



If we have more information, it will be posted in this topic.

kind regards
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#5 Feenixes

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:03 PM

The first maintenance has successfully completed and all realms are online again


we thank you for your cooperation and patience today!

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#6 Feenixes

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

Also the website is online again for all members. Which re-enables account creation, logging in, managing your account and voting.

If by any chance the website still redirects you to the forums ( this post ), you can solve this by clearing your browsers cache


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Feenix Server Administration