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News and Announcements from the MCS Systems Group

Reminder: Data Center and systems outage, Monday, March 6, 2017.

This is a reminder of my previous announcement regarding Monday’s outage (see https://mcssys.wordpress.com/2017/02/13/data-center-and-systems-outage-monday-march-6-2017/)

There is one change worth noting from the initial announcement.  Wired desktop networks for CELS, MCS, and ALCF will also be down during this outage.  Linux desktops in 240 were already going to go down due to the back-end infrastructure going down, so there’s no real change there, but Mac and Windows users will have to use WiFi (which is unaffected) for network connectivity during the outage.

We will send a notice on Monday morning prior to the shutdown.  CELS compute and file servers will start going offline at 8 AM in preparation for the loss of power at 9AM.  We will send an all-clear announcement to the mailing list and the blog when things are back.  We will also provide periodic short updates via our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/mcssys.  For any unexpected issues during the outage, please contact the CELS help desk at help@cels.anl.gov, or via phone at 630-252-6813.

Thanks.  And here’s to an uneventful outage.


Written by Craig Stacey

March 2, 2017 at 5:21 pm

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