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ibm-gpfs.jpg One of the dept cluster nfs server, peeps, had a file locking problem around 13:45pm today causing a brief nfs blip for those linux machines connected to the 10.116.110.150 nfs ip address.  The locking issue on peeps has been resolved around 14:06pm.  Please email problem@cs.brown.edu if your ...

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All shared network printers in the department have moved to the restricted service network in order protect them from printer attacks from inside the department.   What this means is direct connection to the printers are denied from inside the department or over the CS VPN.  All shared network printer connections must be mapped through the ...

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Due to a recent compromised virtual machine using http access to perform illegal downloads of restricted content, we are closing general outbound http, https access for all virtual machines.  We will grant outbound http, https access on a per request basis.  Email problem@cs.brown.edu immediately if the outbound closure of those ports affect ...

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The compute grid will be unavailable on Monday, Oct. 19th starting at 8:30am.  We will be upgrading all grid nodes to the latest debian release jessie.  An email will be sent out to the compute@cs.brown.edu after the upgrade is complete and the grid is ready for use again.  

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Starting at 7am on Wednesday, Oct. 7th, we will be performing rolling upgrades of the  DMZ GPFS nfs cluster..  Each DMZ GPFS nfs cluster server upgrade may potentially cause a brief 90 second NFS blip for all public services in the DMZ i.e. xen hosts and clients, web service.  This GPFS rolling upgrade does ...

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CIS is performing a server upgrade on FileMaker server hosting our databases on Thursday, Oct. 8th, 5:30-8am.  See the notice below:

Hi Everyone,
 
Scheduling the FileMaker A upgrade for Thursday morning October 8th in the normal maintenance window of 5:30 AM to 8:00 AM.  If this is an issue please email by ...

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We added 3000 network licenses for the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2016 to our network license server.   The new licenses are for Autodesk Maya 2016, 3ds Max, MotionBuilder 2016, Mudbox 2016, ReCap 2016, and Softimage 2016.  The network licenses are only availablle inside the department or through the CS vpn connection.