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[downtime] CS Webserver Downtime, Wednesday, February 1, 2017,

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (07:00-08:00)

Who is affected:
All users of departmental webservers, including user webspace
(${user}), project webspace
(${projectname}, departmental web services
(, and other internal applications
( et al).

What is happening:
During this window, OS patches will be applied to update our managed
systems to Springdale 7.3. After patching, all systems will be rebooted.

Note that though our user and project webservers will be rebooted, this
maintenance will not affect any user-owned files in either user or project
webspace directories.

Why is it happening:
This is part of regular maintenance to keep systems up-to-date. In
addition, this will bring the programming environment for userspace CGI in
line with the environment available on the cycles machines.

We will post updates to the status page:
as necessary.

If this downtime will cause you undue hardship, please contact immediately, so we can discuss options to reduce
any negative impact. Your patience is appreciated.

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