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Category archives: Scheduled Maintance

Announcements about upcoming scheduled maintenance.

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(copied from John Bazik's email 11:03pm Thursday, May 30th)

The CS filesystem will be shut down for a period of time this weekend. 
This will render desktop and grid systems unusable and disable some
services.  The technical staff is working with IBM to resolve a serious
issue, and this work cannot wait.

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Emergency Linux Workstation Reboot

Tstaff will be rebooting several department-managed Linux workstations tomorrow, Wednesday morning at 5am. This is part of an ongoing effort to track down some recent filesystem-related problems.

Workstations to be rebooted include all machines in the Sunlab and some other undergrad spaces, in addition to a few faculty and grad student machines. The complete list ...

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CIS will be performing a planned switch upgrade on the 3rd floor of the CIT on Thursday, 1/10 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM. During this time users on the 3rd floor may experience brief interruptions (less than 5 minutes) of wired, wireless network connectivity and potentially phone usage while the connections ...

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CIS will be performing a planned switch upgrade on the 5th floor of the CIT on Tuesday, 1/8 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM. During this time users on the 4th and 5th floors may experience brief interruptions (less than 5 minutes) of wired, wireless network connectivity and potentially phone usage while ...

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CIS will be performing planned network maintenance to the wireless access points at the CIT and other locations on Wednesday, 12/5, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM.  

During this time, the wireless network, (Brown, RLAB, Brown-Guest and Eduroam) will experience an outage lasting less than 5 minutes, at the following locations:

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CIS will be performing a planned switch upgrade in the Sciences Library on Friday, 11/1 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM. During this time, you may experience brief interruptions (less than 5 minutes) of wired, wireless network connectivity and potentially phone usage while the connections are being moved to the new switch ...

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CIS will be performing planned maintenance on the internal firewalls on Saturday, 10/20, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

While no outage is expected during this time, wired and wireless network connectivity may experience brief interruptions while maintenance is performed. 

TStaff will be validating CS services post maintance.

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In hopes of fixing the ongoing FastX issues permanently, we are going to do some reconfiguration of the virtual hosts in the FastX cluster that will require all of them to be shut down. We will take the cluster offline at 8am tomorrow morning (Thursday the 27th). While we don't know how long this ...

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CIS will be performing scheduled maintanence on the Brown phone system on Thursday, September 27th. More info from CIS below:

On Thursday, 9/27/2018 from 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM,  planned maintenance has  
been scheduled for Brown telephone service.

Between the hours of midnight and 1:00 am, incoming calls to many ...