Upgrading machines to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Work on upgrading machines to Ubuntu Xenial Xerus continues with the web servers running the main site the most recent machines to be upgraded.
Migration of web service to IC
As part of the work on upgrading the web servers the web service was migrated back from Bytemark to Imperial College and our slave database server, ramoth, was bought back into use without any further problems.
Disk replacement in Kessie
UCL access issues resolved
Issues which had made it very difficult to access servers hosted at UCL were resolved, allowing other maintenance to go ahead.
Disk replacement in Yevaud
In order to get the best performance from the new database server, benchmarking is underway to determine what settings may be necessary to get good performance from the novel NVMe hardware. More details.