VMware's Cloud Foundry might be located in Springfield



  • Day 1:  http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/050211-vmware-foundry-outage.html

    "VMware's new Cloud Foundry service suffered downtime over the course of two days last week.  The first downtime incident was caused by a power outage in the supply for a storage cabinet.  Applications remained online
    but developers weren't able to perform basic tasks, like logging in or creating new applications. The outage lasted nearly
    10 hours and was fixed by the afternoon."

    Day 2:   http://support.cloudfoundry.com/entries/20067876-analysis-of-april-25-and-26-2011-downtime

     "One of the action items from the previous day’s partial outage was to develop a full operational playbook for early detection, prevention, and restoration should our systems fail to properly handle any sort of intermittent loss of connectivity to storage.  This was to be a paper only, hands off the keyboards exercise until the playbook was reviewed.

    Unfortunately, at 10:15am PDT, one of the operations engineers developing the playbook touched the keyboard. This resulted in a full outage of the network infrastructure sitting in front of Cloud Foundry. This took out all load balancers, routers, and firewalls; caused a partial outage of portions of our internal DNS infrastructure; and resulted in a complete external loss of connectivity to Cloud Foundry."

     



  • Can't be for real.



  • At least they're honest.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    Unfortunately, at 10:15am PDT, one of the operations engineers
    developing the playbook touched the keyboard. This resulted in a full
    outage of the network infrastructure sitting in front of Cloud Foundry.
    This took out all load balancers, routers, and firewalls; caused a
    partial outage of portions of our internal DNS infrastructure; and
    resulted in a complete external loss of connectivity to Cloud Foundry."

    Just by touching the damn keyboard?  WTF?  How could you even make your systems do that if you were trying to?  Static?  Was he wearing like the world's biggest nylon suit?

    I *told* him to use a goddam anti-static wrist-strap!

    Or was it maybe really as a consequence of touching the keyboard repeatedly, on the keys, thereby spelling out some command, and entering it?



  • They should write a GUI. Then they could add an "are you sure you want to shut down the entire network, costing your employer millions, and leading you to the soup kitchen where even the bums will laugh at your idiocy, you fucking dumbshit?" dialog.



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  • @El_Heffe said:

     

    Probably want the red warning icon on it. But yeah, like that.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    They should write a GUI. Then they could add an "Press Any Key to shut down the entire network, costing your employer millions, and leading you to the soup kitchen where even the bums will laugh at your idiocy, you fucking dumbshit." dialog.

    FTFY



  • @Qwerty said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    They should write a GUI. Then they could add an "Press Any Key to shut down the entire network, costing your employer millions, and leading you to the soup kitchen where even the bums will laugh at your idiocy, you fucking dumbshit." dialog.

    FTFY

    "Luckily my keyboard doesn't have an 'Any Key'"



  • @DaveK said:

    Or was it maybe really as a consequence of touching the keyboard repeatedly, on the keys, thereby spelling out some command, and entering it?

    People like you are the reason we're not allowed to have funny error messages.





  • @lincoln said:

    VB6? On Windows XP? Then saved as GIF without dithering? ... yeah.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @lincoln said:

    VB6? On Windows XP? Then saved as GIF without dithering? ... yeah.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    @lincoln said:

    VB6? On Windows XP? Then saved as GIF without dithering? ... yeah.



  • @Scarlet Manuka said:

    @DaveK said:
    Or was it maybe really as a consequence of touching the keyboard repeatedly, on the keys, thereby spelling out some command, and entering it?

    People like you are the reason we're not allowed to have funny error messages.

    People who use sarcasm and humorous exaggeration to point out when a press release omits significant details are the reason you're not allowed to have funny error messages?  Sucks for you I guess.  People like me are allowed as many funny error messages as we want!  You want to have a word with whoever's setting these crazy rules for you...




  • @blakeyrat said:

    I was going to reply with a Windows Me message box, but then I realized that it was released last millennium. True story.


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