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CIS is currently working on the connectivity issues affecting one of the VMWare servers in the stack they provide to us.  A number of our internal services partially depend on the virtual machines hosted by that server, which has resulted in intermittent issues through the department.

During this time you may have trouble connecting your ...

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The Technical Staff has several new members.  Paul Vars joined tstaff back in June as Senior Hardware Technician.  Shaun Wallace became Senior Systems Programmer last month, and David Serpa takes on the role of Lead Systems Administrator today.  With David's arrival, the technical staff has a full roster for the first time since 2016 ...

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On the morning of Wednesday, January 17th, CIS will change the VLAN numbers of seven of the department's virtual network segments, affecting up to 422 systems, mostly desktop machines.  A simple bookkeeping change, users who are up very early that morning should notice only a brief network outtage.   The change is necessary for a ...

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Due to the power outage in the CIT many of our Tstaff managed machines have been down for an extended period of time. The majority of our systems are back online, though there are several systems that have not yet been attended to.

If your office machine is down, please power it on or contact ...

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On 12/1, from approximately 10PM to 12AM, a department GPFS node became unresponsive, causing our FastX and SSH gateways to follow in turn. All services have returned to normal.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you experience any continuing issues connecting to the department via either FastX or SSH, please contact us at problem ...

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Due to campus-wide service outages, the main sections of the CS Dept website, including the home page, have been inaccessible for an extended period of time today, and remain down.  We are monitoring CIS' progress in addressing their issues, and we will ensure that the CS website returns to service when they are resolved.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 18th, between 7am and 8am, the Networking Group will be performing a VLAN migration of the Self Managed Newtork (10.116.70.0/24) from vlan 4007 to vlan 3962.  There will be a brief network connectivity problem during the maintenance windows for user servers, desktops and laptops on the 10.116 ...

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