May 31

COMPLETED: Emergency Maintenance: OVZBudget03

Outage: ovz-budget-03.vps.astutium.com

What:
Intermittent connectivity issues accessing Virtual Private Servers on the ovz-budget-03 server
caused by excessive CPU Load and Data-Transfer levels

Affects:
All customers with OVZ virtual machines on ovz-budget-03.vps.astutium.com.

When:
Ongoing

This issue is under investigation, initial findings indicate one-or-more exploited virtual servers causing connectivity problems to other virtual machines on the same host-node

We apologise for the inconvenience caused, and assure all affected clients that we are working on isolating the errant virtual machines in order to returning the vps host server to operational status

Update 2016-05-31 13:43
The problematic processes have all been stopped and removed from the server, all client VPS have been restarted and returned to service.

Load is still higher than usual (due to the ongoing RAID rebuilds) but CPU/RAM usage and Connectivity has returned to normal levels

We will continue to monitor this server for unusual traffic & cpu patterns