ERIS DIPR Hosted Virtual Servers (VMs) - Monthly OS Patching Schedule

Applies to: All DIPR Virtual Machines

The Discovery Informatics Platform for Research (DIPR) platform hosted by Enterprise Research IS is undergoing several essential upgrades in Fall 2019 to elevate security standards. These changes will include increased auditing, enabling SELinux on all systems and patching of the Linux OS on all servers on a monthly basis. The ERIS Infrastructure team will communicate each change two weeks before deploying. Please subscribe to receive DIPR communications and visit https://rc.partners.org/subscribe for more information.

ERIS DIPR Hosted Virtual Servers (VMs) - Monthly OS Patching Schedule
VMs will be patched and rebooted during the last week of each month, starting in September 2019.

  • Non-production VMs - last Wednesday of each month from 3PM -10PM
  • Production VMs - last Saturday of each month between 7AM -7PM

Action Required
We need help identifying production VMs from non-production VMs.

  • Please reach out to rcc@partners.org "Attn: Kevin Mullins" and list your production VMs.
  • If your VM does not have "prod" in its name, your production VM will get patched on a Wednesday afternoon.

We understand that this is a significant change. We need your help to ensure an easy transition for your servers, applications and users.

Service Level Reminders
To ensure premium supportability, security and performance, ERIS strives to keep all systems up to their most current and/or stable revisions. Please visit https://rc.partners.org/sla to review the full ERIS Service Level Agreement.

Server owners are responsible for maintaining the applications running on DIPR VMs systems and ensuring they are patched and comply with Partners Information Security Practices and Policies. Server owners are responsible for backup of critical configurations in case of a failure.

Please reach out to rcc@partners.org with any questions.