ITS Service Status Report

Emergency Maintenance — Resolved

Upgrade vCenter for vulnerability remediation

Services Affected: Desktop Virtualization

Start Time: 09/22/2018 11:00 pm

Maintenance Completed: 09/23/2018 12:59 am

Issue Symptoms: Degradation

We are updating the vCenter environment that supports MiDesktop. This is in response to the L1 Terminal Fault vulnerability (VMSA-2018-0020 / CVE-2018-3646).

During the upgrade, admins will not be able to log into to administer their virtual machines, but virtual machines will continue to run uninterrupted. Following the upgrade, there will be a reboot period of about 30 minutes during which time new desktop sessions cannot be created - users already logged in will be unaffected. No changes to MiDesktop base images or pools are necessary.

Technical Details

Service Type: Production

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The patch has been successfully applied to vCenter

Groups Notified:

  • midesktop.notify
  • outage-notify

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