Dispatches From The Geeks

News and Announcements from the MCS Systems Group

WordPress upgrade complete, mailman service restored

The wordpress upgrade announced yesterday was completed by 9, however, there were some wrinkles that we needed to iron out and service was fully stable by 9:30 this morning.

Shortly thereafter our mailing list server had an issue that required a reboot. As such some mail to mailing lists will have been delayed. Service has been restored as of 10 this morning.

Thank you, and sorry for any inconvenience.

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Written by Craig Stacey

September 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Maintenance window: Migration of wordpress sites 2017-09-20 08:00 – 09:00 CDT

A maintenance window has been scheduled to migrate WordPress sites to new hardware. The window scheduled is tomorrow morning (2017-09-20), from 08:00 to 09:00 CDT.

The following sites will be temporarily off-line while we perform the migration:

– anlpress.cels.anl.gov
– argo-osr.org
– blog.metagenomics.anl.gov
– earthmicrobiome.org
– escience-conference.org
– esp.alcf.anl.gov
– estrfi.cels.anl.gov
– events.alcf.anl.gov
– events.cels.anl.gov
– extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov
– gust.mcs.anl.gov
– hepfce.org
– hpcport.alcf.anl.gov
– inside.cels.anl.gov
– jlse.anl.gov
– nek5000.mcs.anl.gov
– ngs.igsb.anl.gov
– papka.alcf.anl.gov
– petrel.alcf.anl.gov
– press3.mcs.anl.gov
– press.igsb.anl.gov
– qmcpack.org
– scdoe.info
– sigma.mcs.anl.gov
– smallworlds.cels.anl.gov
– symposium30.cels.anl.gov
– tcs.anl.gov
– terragenome.org
– virtualhelpdesk.cels.anl.gov
– wiki.mcs.anl.gov
http://www.mpich.org

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know, we can reschedule if this is inconvenient.

Written by Craig Stacey

September 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

Posted in Uncategorized

BIS Maintenance Weekend Proposed Schedule FY2018

Please see the below proposed BIS Maintenance Weekends. If any of these weekends look to be particularly bad timing for your group, let me know before end of week. Most of these are tied to coincide with APS Maintenance periods.

The scope of work for any of these is not set – this is just to determine if these would be good periods to schedule updates and upgrades to lab systems run by BIS. Thank you.

The following are the proposed dates for the FY2018 BIS Maintenance Weekends:
* November 10 through 12, 2017
* January19 through 21, 2018 (APS Maintenance)
* May 18 through 20, 2018 (APS Maintenance)
* August 24 through 26, 2018 (APS Maintenance)

Written by Craig Stacey

September 11, 2017 at 10:01 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Mailing list service restored

Mailing list service has been restored, mail is now flowing again. No mail to mailing lists should have been lost, simply delayed.

Please report any issues to help@cels.anl.gov.

Thanks!

Written by Craig Stacey

August 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

CELS hosted mailing lists services offline

The mailing list server is having trouble right now – we’re actively working on bringing it back. Delivery to mailing lists in the following domains is delayed during this outage. We’ll send an update when we’ve isolated the problem.

lists.alcf.anl.gov
lists.anl-external.org
lists.argobots.org
lists.bio.anl.gov
lists.bolt-omp.org
lists.cels.anl.gov
lists.chameleoncloud.org
lists.cogkit.org
lists.earthmicrobiome.org
lists.extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov
lists.globusonline.org
lists.globus.org
lists.igsb.anl.gov
lists.jlse.anl.gov
lists.kbase.us
lists.lcrc.anl.gov
lists.mcs.anl.gov
lists.metagenomics.anl.gov
lists.mpich.org
lists.mpi-forum.org
lists.mren.org
lists.naise.anl.gov
lists.nmpdr.org
lists.patricbrc.org
lists.terragenome.org
lists.theseed.org

Written by Craig Stacey

August 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Maintenance window for GitLab services 2017-08-30 @ 12:00-13:00

A maintenance window of our GitLab services has been planned for 2017-08-30 from 12:00 until 13:00 CDT in order to update the software.

GitLab services provided by gitlab.cels.anl.gov and xgitlab.cels.anl.gov will be unavailable during maintenance.

Service is expected to be restored by 13:00 CDT, and may be available sooner than that.

If this window poses undue inconvenience please let us know, we can reschedule if needed.

Written by Craig Stacey

August 29, 2017 at 10:09 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Apple mail access to Argonne mail

Please see the following announcement from BIS:

Beginning on Friday, July 28, selective Mac device users began reporting issues in regards to using Mac Mail. New emails were not being received into their Inbox, but they are able to send new mail and read existing messages already in their Mac Mail client. Also, emails did appear when using Outlook for Mac or accessing the mailbox via the web at http://portal.office.com. Either of these options will serve as an effective workaround while BIS investigates the issue. At this time it appears the issue is affecting Mac Mail clients using the “EXCHANGE” setup only. Mac Mail users with an IMAP setup are not affected. Further details will be sent when information is available or resolution identified.

Written by Craig Stacey

August 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Maintenance window for GitLab services 2017-07-27 12:00 – 13:00 CDT

A maintenance window of our GitLab services has been planned for Thursday 2017-07-27 from 12:00 to 13:00 CDT in order to update the software.

GitLab services provided by gitlab.cels.anl.gov and xgitlab.cels.anl.gov will be unavailable during maintenance.

Service is expected to be restored by 13:00 CDT, and may be available sooner than that.

If this window poses undue inconvenience please let us know, we can reschedule if needed.

Written by Craig Stacey

July 27, 2017 at 8:59 am

Posted in Uncategorized

ALL-CLEAR: CELS NFS File server work is Done

Greetings,
All services should be back online, if you experience any trouble with your linux workstation please reboot it. If you are still experiencing any trouble please contact the CELS Help Desk in the morning. Thank you for your patience.

Written by Adam Max Trefonides

July 11, 2017 at 7:21 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

NOTICE: CELS NFS File Server Outage Tonight

Reminder:

Tonight, July 11, 2017 at a little after 5 PM we will be taking our main home directory file server offline so that we can replace the system board. We expect the outage to last about 2 hours.

Which users will this effect?
Anyone using the NFS file services in the CELS/MCS environment.
If you ssh in to login.mcs.anl.gov or log in to a linux workstation at the console in bldg. 240 it’s likely you will be effected.

Which users will this not effect?
This should not effect most of our Mac users, such as Administrative Assistants. This should not effect most of the users in Bio.

Which systems will this effect?
Any system that NFS mounts file systems from sto10.mcs.anl.gov. This includes MCS Linux workstations, compute servers, and the login.mcs.anl.gov systems.

Which services will this effect?
NFS mounted home directories will be unavailable. Users will not be able to initiate new ssh sessions to any of the effected systems and any open sessions will likely suspend or fail. Most NFS shared project directories will also be inaccessible.

What should you do?
Before 5 PM tonight you should save any open work and log out of any open console or ssh sessions. After the outage it may be necessary to reboot your linux workstation.

We will send an “All-Clear” alert vi e-mail to this list and post to the systems blog and twitter once the work has been completed.

Systems Blog:
https://mcssys.wordpress.com

Twitter:
@mcssys
https://twitter.com/mcssys

Written by Adam Max Trefonides

July 11, 2017 at 11:07 am

Posted in Uncategorized