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One fo the department cluster nfs server, nerds, was hung on a soft reboot.  It needed a hard reboot to come back up.  Once nerds was back online, rejoined it to the department nfs cluster.  There was a 90 sec blip for linux users who were connected to its cluster nfs ip address.  All department ...

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Due to the "A Day On College Hill" events, the upgrade of wireless access points in the CIT building is rescheduled for Friday, 4/24/15, starting at 8:30am.  The Networking Technology Group will be turning on the new APs and disconnecting the old ones.  They will be working one floor at a time ...

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CIS Network Technology Group will be upgrading the wireless access point in the CIT building starting Wednesday, 4/22/15, at 8:30am.  They will be turning on the new APs and disconnecting the old ones.  They will be working one floor at a time and it's not known exactly how long each floor ...

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We added a new disk tray of 10 2TB sata disks to the Main GPFS file system, providing an additional 15.6TB of usable space.  The Main filesystem is running a disk restripe to rebalance the filesystem. This process will likely take a week to complete, but normal file system operations should be available through ...

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Authenticated Print Server

Tstaff has implemented an authenticated print server, printhost-dmz, that sits outside the department.  A split DNS for printhost.cs.brown.edu is set up to point to correct print server depending on whether you are inside the department or outside.  

More info about the Printing Service is located on the CS web ...

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One of the departmental GPFS NFS gateways, runts, was misbehaving.  We had to fail over the cluster nfs ip address to another nfs server.  There was a brief 90 sec blip for those linux workstations connected to this cluster nfs server ip address.  Runts will be rebooted and re-added to the dept cluster nfs server ...

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New Tstaff Member

Donald Johwa joins the tstaff team as the new systems administrator.  Please help us welcome him to the department. 

Donald graduated with a BS in Business Management from Johnson and Wales.  He has 10+ years working in the industry supporting Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.  He is a great addition to ...

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Decommission and migration of CS filemaker databases

The CS filemaker databases on rodan have been migrated to CIS filemaker server 13,  filemakerc.ad.brown.edu.  Brown credential can be used to access the filemaker databses.  The CS filemaker server 11 has been decommissioned.

In order to connect to the CIS filemaker server 13, you would ...