Business/Finance firewall migration Thursday, Dec. 8

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

The Information Technology Division will be migrating the Fermilab Business and Financial Systems firewall to new hardware. The current firewall hardware has reached its end-of-life and needs to be replaced with supported hardware.

WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR?

Thursday, Dec. 8; 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Central Time

WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU?

All systems behind this network firewall will experience intermittent or no network connectivity during the outage window listed above. Other systems that rely on resources behind the firewall may also be impacted. This includes the desktops and applications accessible through the Citrix/SAGE multifactor authentication (MFA) environment at https://sage.fnal.gov. Some of the most notable applications/services that will be impacted by the outage are listed below:

  • CNAS
  • FINSRV44 (PII data server used by HR, ES&H, Visa Office, etc.)
  • Oracle eBS
  • PeopleSoft
  • ProCard
  • Sunflower
  • Teammate (auditing application)

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

Please make sure you close all applications that use any of the Business/Finance servers prior to 7 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8.  To be safe, you can simply log off your machine before the end of the workday on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

If you have any questions about this message, contact the Service Desk:
https://servicedesk.fnal.gov
servicedesk@fnal.gov
(630) 840-2345