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CIS IT Maintenance Weekend Coming November 8-10

Please see the announcement below. Short story is that next weekend the following services will be down for some portion of the weekend: Wifi, VPN, and CIS Windows Servers. Also, you may see warnings on wireless certificates come the following Monday. This is to be expected.

Thank you.

Major maintenance activities are planned for the weekend of November 8-10. Work will commence at 5:00 pm on Fri, 11/8 and continue through 7:00 pm on Sun. 1/10. Expect that any laboratory network and core IT services may be effected throughout the weekend. Please note;

  • the central CIS Windows file server cluster will be down the entire weekend for transition to new hardware. This means NO network home directories for OPS users and divisions for which CIS provides Windows file services.
  • VPN will be down for the installation of new hardware on Sat. from approximately 10:00 – 14:00
  • wifi will be down all day Sat. Since new hardware is being installed, users may receive new or changed certificate warnings upon connecting to the Auth wireless networks. The new certificates are legitimate and can be safely accepted.



Written by Craig Stacey

November 3, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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