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Labs Openstack upgrade on Tuesday, 2016-08-02, 16:00 UTC

Written by Andrew on Aug 1 2016, 5:01 PM.

Andrew will be upgrading our Openstack install from version 'Kilo' to version 'Liberty' on Tuesday the 2nd. The upgrade is scheduled to take up to three hours. Here's what to expect:


Labs is auditing and removing inactive projects.

Written by chasemp on Jul 8 2016, 4:20 PM.

If you are exclusively a user of tool labs, you can ignore this post. If you use or administer another labs project, this REQUIRES ACTION ON YOUR PART.


Kubernetes Webservice Backend Available for PHP webservices

Written by chasemp on Jul 8 2016, 4:19 PM.

The Kubernetes ('k8s') backend for Tool Labs webservices is open to
beta testers from the community as a replacment for Grid Engine


Community Consultation on Labs Terms of Use: Round 1

Written by chasemp on May 26 2016, 6:55 PM.

The Wikimedia Legal team is interested in revising, updating, and clarifying the existing Labs Terms of Use governing developers and their projects on labs.


Horizon is now the best UI for Labs/Tools

Written by chasemp on Apr 4 2016, 9:35 PM.

horizon (OpenStack Dashboard) is the canonical implementation of OpenStack’s Dashboard, which provides a web based user interface to OpenStack services.


New bastion at

Written by chasemp on Apr 4 2016, 7:51 PM. is on a new bastion host with twice
the RAM and CPU of the old one. This should hopefully provide a better
bandaid against it getting overloaded up. More discussion about a
longer term solution at


Kubernetes to 1.2 on Tuesday, 2016-04-05

Written by chasemp on Apr 1 2016, 5:30 PM.

On Tuesday, 2016-04-05, we'll be upgrading Kubernetes to 1.2 and using
a different deployment method as well. While this should have no user
facing impact (ideally!) the following things might be flaky for a
period of time on that day:

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