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CIS Maintenance Weekend August 28-30, 2015

Please see the below announcement from CIS on upcoming work at the end of the month. By the looks of it, the only outages you should expect over that weekend would be some business systems being unavailable. E-mail will be unaffected.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

Argonne’s quarterly IT maintenance weekend is scheduled for Friday, August 28th, thru Sunday, August 30th. Expect that any laboratory network and core IT services may be effected during the weekend. Our planned activities for the weekend include the following:

Specifically:

· Argonne business systems and web applications may be unavailable throughout the duration of the maintenance weekend.

· Expect short (<1min) network outages Saturday, August 29th from 9am – 12pm for the following locations:

o 200 E wing

o 203 D wing library

o 203 R wing first floor – partial

o 211

o 213

o 224

o 528

o 951

o 952

NOTE: Should telephones be impacted during any maintenance weekend, emergencies can always be reported by calling 630-252-1911 from a cell phone.

· Expect short wireless network outages throughout the weekend.

Note:

Services Not Affected:

o Email Service

o SharePoint

o VOIP Phones

o PA System

o Pager System

WHY ARE WE DOING IT?

CIS recognizes that the reliability and performance of Laboratory Information Technology resources is essential to our ability to carry out our scientific mission. Like the rest of our laboratory infrastructure, these systems require periodic maintenance, replacement and upgrades.

WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR?

August 28th, 2015, 5:00 p.m. thru August 30th, 2015, ~5:00 p.m.

We expect the business systems and web application verification to be complete by Sunday at 3p.m. in which an “all clear” message will be sent.

WHAT IS THE EFFECT ON YOU?

Unless there is an unforeseen issue with the maintenance activities, you should not be affected outside of the maintenance window.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

In the case of unforeseen issues regarding sending email to help you can also use the alternate address argonne.

Core Services:

Report issues with core services after the maintenance is complete (Monday morning- Aug 31) to the Argonne Service Desk at ext. 2-9999 option 2.

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Written by Craig Stacey

August 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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