Dispatches From The Geeks

News and Announcements from the MCS Systems Group

Upcoming IT Maintenance Weekend (May 10-12)

This coming weekend is a CIS IT Maintenance weekend. Please see the details below. The network outage window is 4 hours, though actual interruptions will be brief and sporadic. Also note the MySQL databases, blogs, and wikis listed for Friday are ANL/CIS-provided and does not apply to those supplied by MCS Systems.

Thank you.

Systems & services affected

  • Fri. Evening:
    • MySQL databases, webapps, wikis, Sharepoint, wireless networks (brief rolling outages), building networks: 201 & 222, select Windows virtual servers (see RFCs for detailed list), blogs, wikis
    • Important: ALL land-line telephones, analog & VOIP, will be down Fri. evening 18:00-19:00. Users should dial 630-252-1911 in case of emergency.
  • Saturday:
    • All laboratory network connectivity, sporadic interruptions from 08:00 – 12:00. This will effect both onsite connectivity and remote access.
    • Building networks: 214 & 240, wireless networks (brief rolling outages)
  • Sunday:
    • No planned activities – systems nominal

Things that will not be affected [1]

  • Email and calendar services
  • Divisional IT services

[1] While not directly affected, most all services will suffer short periods of unavailability Sat. morning as a result of the network maintenance.


Written by Craig Stacey

May 6, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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