Recently, the deployment-prep cluster is experiencing many technical failures with regards to the MySQL server (I believe?). A sample output error:
Can't contact the database server: Host 'i-0000026f.pmtpa.wmflabs' is blocked because of many connection errors; unblock with 'mysqladmin flush-hosts' (deployment-sql)
This blocks *everyone* (including bots) from accessing the beta cluster, and defeats the purpose of being an alternative beta cluster.
Please look into this issue. Its a blocker.