Dispatches From The Geeks

News and Announcements from the MCS Systems Group

Outages this weekend, and other updates

This weekend is a planned maintenance weekend for CIS, and some work being done will affect us. Specifically:

– Short network interruptions (less than 60 seconds per interruption) (Saturday)
— These short rolling outages will affect mail, calendar, web, etc. Any servers we have in the 221 data center.
– Wireless network interruptions (Saturday)
– All business systems (most of Sat.)

MCS is also performing maintenance on some of its systems this weekend. Specifically:

– MCS-hosted mailing list server upgrade. (5PM on Friday through 7PM on Saturday).

— During this outage, mail sent to mailing lists will queue up and be held until the new server is operating. This covers all mailing lists hosted in the following domains:

lists.kbase-group.org
lists.kbase.us
lists.kbt.mcs.anl.gov
lists.lcrc.anl.gov
lists.accessgrid.org
lists.mcs.anl.gov
lists.alcf.anl.gov
lists.metagenomics.anl.gov
lists.anl-external.org
lists.nmpdr.org
lists.bgconsortium.org
lists.terragenome.org
lists.cels.anl.gov
lists.theseed.org
lists.cogkit.org
lists.cosmea.mcs.anl.gov
lists.earthmicrobiome.org
lists.globus.org
lists.globusonline.org
lists.i2u2.org
lists.icis.anl.gov
lists.ieeetcsc.org
lists.igsb.anl.gov

There will be brief interruption of the RT service and the macintosh file server, silver.mcs.anl.gov on Saturday morning. We do not anticipate these systems to be offline for more than a few minutes.

Between 8 and noon there will be intermittent outages that could prevent logging in to mail, workstations, login.mcs.anl.gov, and compute nodes.  The actual outage window should be less than that window.

If these outages pose an extreme hardship for you, please let us know ASAP.

Also, our Confluence instance is now production. The new hostname is https://collab.mcs.anl.gov. You can request an account on it via the accounts interface at https://accounts.mcs.anl.gov.

Thanks!

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Written by Craig Stacey

May 15, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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