Though current server that runs on E3-1230v2 is still not fully utilized, we are still happy to upgrade our existing server to get in touch with the latest E3 cpu in the market. As promised, we invest the profit into the hardware.
E3-1271v3 was just recently launch in Q2-2014. This CPU will definitely boast the max performance to the server with better clock timing.
At the same time, there will be hardware raid card installed on the server (LSI Raidcard 1GB cache), to increase the disk performance.
Overall, this upgrade will directly give much better performance in terms of CPU and Disk.
We have done the necessary setting such that you don't have to make any configuration changes. We also backup your data to offsite server in case things go wrong.
As to the timing, this will be done on 10 January 2015 at 2 PM Singapore Time. Expected downtime would be about 1 - 2 hours as we need to shutdown, migrate the account, and bootup. Please follow this thread to get the updates on the day itself.
Affected customers are as follow:
If you have any questions, please fell free to open a support ticket.
BK Web Solutions
5 Dec 2014 : Broadcast alert sent out to affected customers10 Jan 2015 2PM: Configured for the main server and being tested again to ensure stabiligy
10 Jan 2015 4PM: Migration started
11 Jan 2015 5AM: Migration still contuining
11 Jan 2015 10.40AM : Migration completed. Thank you for your patience and apologize for the delay. Each downtime for client is kept maximum to 1 hour only. No change of IP address.