The latest Xen hypervisor vulnerabilities are forcing IBM to reboot some customers’ cloud instances between now and March 10. The vendor sent out an alert to affected IBM SoftLayer customers on Friday, the same day Linode alerted its customers.
As reported, [company]Amazon[/company] Web Services and [company]Rackspace[/company] already posted news about the updates on Thursday night.
Per an [company]IBM[/company] notice sent to customers, the company said it was “in the process of scheduling maintenance for patching and rebooting a portion of services that host portal-provisioned virtual server instances, virtual servers hosted on these servers will be offline during the patching and rebooting process.”
As with the other alerts, the maintenance will happen before March 10, when more details of hte underlying Xen vulnerability will be disclosed. IBM promised more information when it becomes available and said it was working to minimize service disruptions.