Archive for January, 2018

[downtime] CS System Downtime, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 06:00-09:00

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (06:00-09:00)

Who is affected:
All users of the CS Staff-managed public login systems, including the
cycles and courselab systems.

All users of the CS Department Beowulf high performance computing cluster,
known as ionic.

All users of departmental webservers, including user webspace
(www.cs.princeton.edu/~${user}), project webspace
(${projectname}.cs.princeton.edu), departmental web services
(www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/), and other internal applications
(iw.cs.princeton.edu et al).

What is happening:
During this window, these systems will have their OSes reinstalled and
upgraded to the latest distribution version.

Why is it happening:
This is part of regular maintenance to keep systems up-to-date.

In addition, we will be patching against Spectre security bug. More
information available here:

https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/speculativeexecution

We will post updates to the status page: http://www.csstaff.org
as necessary.

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

Sincerely,
CS Staff
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[downtime] CS Email Downtime, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 07:00-09:00

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (07:00-09:00)

Who is affected:
All users of CS Department email services, including those forwarding their
CS email off-site or reading it locally.

What is happening:
During this window, our Zimbra mail server software will be updated to the
current release version. During the upgrade, all CS email services will be
unavailable.

Why is it happening:
This upgrade is part of normal maintenance of our systems, keeping up with
changes and updates to the software. It will also provide updated features
and interfaces for the Webmail interface.

We will post updates to the status page: http://www.csstaff.org
as necessary.

If this downtime will cause you undue hardship, please contact
csstaff@cs.princeton.edu immediately, so we can discuss options to reduce
any negative impact. Your patience is appreciated.
Sincerely,
CS Staff
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[downtime] Urgent CS Storage Downtime, Saturday, January 13, 2018, 16:00-19:00

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018 (16:00-19:00)

Who is affected:
All users of the CS department computing.

What is happening:
Our storage operating system has a bug, which requires for CS storage to be
rebooted.

We expect that some of the SMB/CIFS clients will have to reconnect, but NFS
service will be continuous. The rest of CS services should not be
affected.

Why is it happening:
This is necessary in order to fix a bug on our file system.

We will post updates to the status page: http://www.csstaff.org
as necessary.

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

Sincerely,
CS Staff
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