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WHAT ARE WE DOING? There will be site-wide power outage on Thursday, Aug. 1 for all Fermilab locations powered by the Master Substation (MSS). WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, Aug 1; 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? WH8-Fiber Central: Expected to remain operational on standby generator power Wilson Hall: Electricity, networking, and cooling will be unavailable in most areas of Wilson Hall FCC building and second and third-floor computer rooms: Expected to remain…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be updating Cisco Jabber to allow users to access the tool offsite without using VPN.   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, July 10; 7:30 a.m. Central Time   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Cisco Jabber users will will be able to access Cisco Jabber offsite without using VPN.   WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? After 7:30 a.m. on July 10, Cisco Jabber users will need to reset Jabber to access it without…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? In order to perform electrical maintenance, a power outage has been scheduled for the Grid Computing Center (GCC) on Tuesday, June 4. This power outage will affect GCC Computer Room A, Network Room A, and the Tape Robot Room. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, June 4; 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During the maintenance window, there will not be any power in GCC Computer Room A, Network Room…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Modifying most ES&H and Quality web pages on www-esh.fnal.gov (iTrack, TRAIN, CAIRS, etc.) to require a Services username and password. There are some exceptions such as online training. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Friday, May 17; 10 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? If you attempt to access a web page that is not on the exceptions list, your browser will automatically redirect to a page requiring a Services username/password. WHAT DO YOU NEED…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading the SAM station application used by the MINERvA, Mu2e, LArIAT, Muon g-2 and NOvA experiments. The SAM station is used by batch jobs to access their input data. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, May 15; 9 a.m. – noon Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Batch jobs for MINERvA, Mu2e, LArIAT, Muon g-2 and NOvA that are running prior to the upgrade may not work correctly afterwards and will need…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing is moving the Managed Print Services environment to a new server since the current server will no longer be supported. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, April 29; 6 a.m.- 10 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? There should be no impact. This change should be transparent. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. Please contact the Service Desk if printing issues occur.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be enabling a new security feature in FermiWorks that will give you the option to remember trusted devices when you log in. This security feature will make it easier to detect unusual login behavior as you will receive a notification if your account is accessed from an unknown device. Examples of trusted devices may include your personal laptop, Fermilab computer and personal cell phone. Examples of devices that should not be trusted include kiosks…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading the SAM station application used by the MicroBooNE, SBND and ICARUS experiments. The SAM station is used by batch jobs to access their input data. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, April 17; 9 a.m. – noon Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Batch jobs for MicroBooNE, SBND and ICARUS that are running prior to the upgrade may not work correctly afterwards and will need to be resubmitted. Other experiments will…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing is enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Mojave v10.14, High Sierra v10.13 and Sierra v10.12 For additional information about macOS updates please see https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view_customer.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, April 1   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Alerts announcing the availability of the security updates for manual installation will appear on your screen.   WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Proceed with the installation when the alert appears on your screen….

The FermiWorks human capital management system will be unavailable while it is being upgraded to a new version from Friday, March 8 at 9 p.m. until Saturday, March 9 at noon Central Time.