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From Geoff Macartney <>
Subject Fwd: REMINDER: [JENKINS] [IMPORTANT] - Jenkins Migration and Upgrade (And JDK7 deprecation)
Date Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:02:08 GMT
Just for general awareness, I'm forwarding an Infra reminder relating to
downtime on the Apache Jenkins instances this weekend.


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Gavin McDonald <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at 11:56
Subject: REMINDER: [JENKINS] [IMPORTANT] - Jenkins Migration and Upgrade
(And JDK7 deprecation)
To: <>
Cc: ASF Operations <>

HI Folks,

time is almost upon us.

This Saturday/Sunday (depending on your TZ) is when the migration and
upgrade happens.

Is everyone prepared for :-

A) The amount of downtime - it will be several hours , including stopping
new jobs from running to allow for
in progress jobs to complete.

B) the Maven JDK 1.7 issue. Workarounds have been mentioned on this list
and I will document them on
the Infra Confluence Wiki shortly.

C) Plugin Upgrades - These will be upgraded both before, for those that are
compatible with the current
running version, and after the upgrade, to being them inline with the new
Jenkins version.

I will be on HipChat #asfinfra ( <>)
all weekend should anyone have any questions before/during/after.



> On 27 Jun 2017, at 5:03 pm, Gavin McDonald <> wrote:
> ASF Jenkins Master Migration and Upgrade on :-
> Location                                              Local Time
                                    Time Zone       UTC Offset
> Melbourne (Australia - Victoria)      Sunday, 16 July 2017 at 10:00:00
am     AEST            UTC+10 hours
> New York (USA - New York)             Saturday, 15 July 2017 at 8:00:00
pm    EDT                     UTC-4 hours
> Corresponding UTC (GMT)               Sunday, 16 July 2017 at 00:00:00
> Hi All,
> A few things are going to happen in just over 2 weeks.
> 1. Migration of Jenkins to a new host. A Jenkins Master module and yaml
have been puppetized and ready to go.
>    What we need to do to migrate the Master away from its current host is
turn off the old service. Perform a final
>    rsync of data and perform the migration tasks.
>    As we intend to preserve history for jobs this will take some time.
>    At the same time as doing this migration to a new host, all slave
connections will be updated (see below.)
>    I have no current estimate of downtime, but it will run into several
hours. We do plan to run this migration on a
>    Sunday at the lowest part of Jenkins usual usage.
> 2. Upgrade of Jenkins - Jenkins project released a new LTS release,
version 2.60.1. This is a major release and breaks
>    Jenkins in terms of Maven jobs for JDK 7 in the same way that it
happened for Maven and JDK 6 a few months back.
>    The infra team (mainly myself) got quite some feedback on not
supplying advance notice of this breakage. That upgrade
>    however was necessary due to security fixes that required our
upgrade.  This email serves as advance warning of the
>    upcoming upgrade of Jenkins, the downtime due to the migration of the
service to a new host; and notice of the breakage
>    to JDK 7 that the upgrade brings.
>    Please familiarise yourself with the Jenkins LTS upgrade notes at [1].
>    In particular please note:-
>    “…2.60.1 is the first Jenkins LTS release that requires Java 8 to run.
If you're using the Maven Project type, please note that it needs to use a
JDK capable of running Jenkins, i.e. JDK 8 or up. If you configure an older
JDK in a Maven Project, Jenkins will attempt to find a newer JDK and use
that automatically. If your SSH Slaves fail to start and you have the
plugin install the JRE to run them, make sure to update SSH Slaves Plugin
to at least version 1.17 (1.20 recommended).
> Changes since 2.60:
> Fix for NullPointerException while initiating some SSH connections
(regression in 2.59). (issue 44120 <>)
> Notable changes since 2.46.3:
> Jenkins (master and agents) now requires Java 8 to run. (issue 27624 <> <>, issue 42709 <> <>, pull 2802 <>, announcement blog post <>)
> …”
> There are over 30 other enhancements/fixes since 2.46.2 which we
currently run so please do take a note of those.
> Recap: In just over 2 weeks, downtime for a migration AND upgrade is
> Please do not rely on Jenkins at all for that weekend if you use it in
your release workflow.
> Please do take this notice back to your dev lists.
> Any questions or concerns please email back to <mailto:> only.
> Thanks
> Gav…
> [1] -

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