On Thursday 9th November, we will be performing NeCTAR OpenStack upgrades on the Nova control servers in QRIScloud. This is part of the NeCTAR-wide upgrade to the OpenStack "Newton" release.
We anticipate that there will be no user-visible impact to QRIScloud.
In the event that the upgrades run into unexpected problems, NeCTAR Dashboard operations (e.g. launching, snapshotting, rebooting) may stop working for a few minutes for instances in QRIScloud. The instances themselves will be unaffected.
UPDATE: This upgrade happened without incident.