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Unexpected server outage has been fixed

All systems that were affected are back in service. Two of our login severs also had unexpected outages, login1.mcs.anl.go and login2.mcs.anl.gov they are back online now as well.

Thanks for your patience.

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Written by Craig Stacey

October 1, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Unexpected Service outage

One of the systems involved in account management is unexpected down. We are investigating the issue. As far as I can ascertain this should only effect a users’ ability to make changes to their settings in accounts.mcs.anl.gov. logins to our systems seem to be unaffected. Please alert us at help@cels.anl.gov if you have an issue logging in to some service that you were recently able to log into.\\\

Thanks

Written by Craig Stacey

October 1, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Monthly GitLab maintenance, Today 12:00 – 13:00 CDT

A maintenance window of our GitLab services has been planned for today from 12:00 to 13:00 CDT in order to update the software.

GitLab services provided by gitlab.cels.anl.gov and xgitlab.cels.anl.gov will be unavailable during maintenance.

Service is expected to be restored by 13:00, and may be available sooner than that.

If this window poses undue inconvenience please let us know, we can reschedule if needed.

– CELS Systems

Written by Craig Stacey

September 27, 2017 at 9:36 am

Posted in Uncategorized

WordPress upgrade complete, mailman service restored

The wordpress upgrade announced yesterday was completed by 9, however, there were some wrinkles that we needed to iron out and service was fully stable by 9:30 this morning.

Shortly thereafter our mailing list server had an issue that required a reboot. As such some mail to mailing lists will have been delayed. Service has been restored as of 10 this morning.

Thank you, and sorry for any inconvenience.

Written by Craig Stacey

September 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Maintenance window: Migration of wordpress sites 2017-09-20 08:00 – 09:00 CDT

A maintenance window has been scheduled to migrate WordPress sites to new hardware. The window scheduled is tomorrow morning (2017-09-20), from 08:00 to 09:00 CDT.

The following sites will be temporarily off-line while we perform the migration:

– anlpress.cels.anl.gov
– argo-osr.org
– blog.metagenomics.anl.gov
– earthmicrobiome.org
– escience-conference.org
– esp.alcf.anl.gov
– estrfi.cels.anl.gov
– events.alcf.anl.gov
– events.cels.anl.gov
– extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov
– gust.mcs.anl.gov
– hepfce.org
– hpcport.alcf.anl.gov
– inside.cels.anl.gov
– jlse.anl.gov
– nek5000.mcs.anl.gov
– ngs.igsb.anl.gov
– papka.alcf.anl.gov
– petrel.alcf.anl.gov
– press3.mcs.anl.gov
– press.igsb.anl.gov
– qmcpack.org
– scdoe.info
– sigma.mcs.anl.gov
– smallworlds.cels.anl.gov
– symposium30.cels.anl.gov
– tcs.anl.gov
– terragenome.org
– virtualhelpdesk.cels.anl.gov
– wiki.mcs.anl.gov
http://www.mpich.org

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know, we can reschedule if this is inconvenient.

Written by Craig Stacey

September 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

Posted in Uncategorized

BIS Maintenance Weekend Proposed Schedule FY2018

Please see the below proposed BIS Maintenance Weekends. If any of these weekends look to be particularly bad timing for your group, let me know before end of week. Most of these are tied to coincide with APS Maintenance periods.

The scope of work for any of these is not set – this is just to determine if these would be good periods to schedule updates and upgrades to lab systems run by BIS. Thank you.

The following are the proposed dates for the FY2018 BIS Maintenance Weekends:
* November 10 through 12, 2017
* January19 through 21, 2018 (APS Maintenance)
* May 18 through 20, 2018 (APS Maintenance)
* August 24 through 26, 2018 (APS Maintenance)

Written by Craig Stacey

September 11, 2017 at 10:01 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Mailing list service restored

Mailing list service has been restored, mail is now flowing again. No mail to mailing lists should have been lost, simply delayed.

Please report any issues to help@cels.anl.gov.

Thanks!

Written by Craig Stacey

August 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

CELS hosted mailing lists services offline

The mailing list server is having trouble right now – we’re actively working on bringing it back. Delivery to mailing lists in the following domains is delayed during this outage. We’ll send an update when we’ve isolated the problem.

lists.alcf.anl.gov
lists.anl-external.org
lists.argobots.org
lists.bio.anl.gov
lists.bolt-omp.org
lists.cels.anl.gov
lists.chameleoncloud.org
lists.cogkit.org
lists.earthmicrobiome.org
lists.extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov
lists.globusonline.org
lists.globus.org
lists.igsb.anl.gov
lists.jlse.anl.gov
lists.kbase.us
lists.lcrc.anl.gov
lists.mcs.anl.gov
lists.metagenomics.anl.gov
lists.mpich.org
lists.mpi-forum.org
lists.mren.org
lists.naise.anl.gov
lists.nmpdr.org
lists.patricbrc.org
lists.terragenome.org
lists.theseed.org

Written by Craig Stacey

August 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Maintenance window for GitLab services 2017-08-30 @ 12:00-13:00

A maintenance window of our GitLab services has been planned for 2017-08-30 from 12:00 until 13:00 CDT in order to update the software.

GitLab services provided by gitlab.cels.anl.gov and xgitlab.cels.anl.gov will be unavailable during maintenance.

Service is expected to be restored by 13:00 CDT, and may be available sooner than that.

If this window poses undue inconvenience please let us know, we can reschedule if needed.

Written by Craig Stacey

August 29, 2017 at 10:09 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Apple mail access to Argonne mail

Please see the following announcement from BIS:

Beginning on Friday, July 28, selective Mac device users began reporting issues in regards to using Mac Mail. New emails were not being received into their Inbox, but they are able to send new mail and read existing messages already in their Mac Mail client. Also, emails did appear when using Outlook for Mac or accessing the mailbox via the web at http://portal.office.com. Either of these options will serve as an effective workaround while BIS investigates the issue. At this time it appears the issue is affecting Mac Mail clients using the “EXCHANGE” setup only. Mac Mail users with an IMAP setup are not affected. Further details will be sent when information is available or resolution identified.

Written by Craig Stacey

August 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Posted in Uncategorized