Droplet is not accessible

February 15, 2018 74 views
Apache Control Panels DigitalOcean Networking PHP CentOS

Hi, I have not been able to access my server for several hours now. Please update me on how I get droplet back online.

Ticket #1137904 #1137280

2 Answers

This is a community forum and not the best place to reach out to request expedited action on a ticket, updating your ticket or reaching out to us on Facebook or Twitter would be more effective as you would be reaching a member of the DO staff. As this is a public forum our privacy policy doesn't allow me to provide any specifics related to your tickets here.

That being said, yesterday maintenance in our NYC1 region was ongoing which involved rebooting each hypervisor to apply fixes for the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities. This maintenance means that over the last several days all droplets in this region have been rebooted. Many users have encountered problems due to running older droplets which were still using legacy managed kernels, something which is no longer supported. If this is the case here our team can provide instructions on re-configuring grub (the boot manager) within your droplet to use it's installed kernel. Another possible issue is if on reboot your droplet experienced problems due to misconfigured services or filesystem check prompts.

The first thing we recommend is to attempt to access your droplet through the console in the control panel which will provide more information on the status of your droplet.

@infofdffb6fa525c5084006acc I feel your pain as that impacted me heavily as well and DO support is kinda silent and unresponsive which sucks... If this is related to a recent change on DO (Intel security issue) and you were running Ubuntu 12.04 kernel, this has saved me: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/missing-kernel-formerly-a-droplet-running-ubuntu-12-04?answer=41541

Please try it following the steps exactly as described and I hope you will get it back working.

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