BSS/Finance firewall upgrade scheduled for Thursday, May 6

WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Computing will be performing a network firewall software upgrade to improve reliability of the Fermilab Business and Financial Systems.

WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR?
Thursday, May 6; 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU?
All systems behind this network firewall will experience intermittent or no network connectivity during the outage window. Other systems that rely on resources behind the firewall may also be impacted. This includes the MFA terminal servers dedicated to the business and financial applications accessible through https://xen-rsa.fnal.gov and https://xen-piv.fnal.gov. Some of the most notable applications/services that will be impacted by the outage are listed below:

  • CNAS
  • Cobra/Open Plan
  • FINSRV44 (PII Data server used by HR, ES&H, Visa Office, etc.)
  • Oracle eBS (both Web and Discoverer access)
  • PeopleSoft
  • Procard
  • Sunflower
  • Teammate (Auditing application)

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
Please make sure you have closed all applications that utilize any of the Business/Finance servers prior to 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 6. To be safe, you can simply log off your machine before you leave the previous evening.