Computing

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be updating the Symantec Endpoint Protection client on all centrally managed Mac computers. This is a required update and includes a number of important bug fixes.   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Feb. 27; starting at 7 a.m. Central Time   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Alerts announcing the required download and installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection will appear on your screen. A reboot is required for this update. Symantec Endpoint Protection will…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading the Continuous Integration (CI) system, a system used for code testing and integration, to version v1_8_0. This new version will include: New features in the CI dashboard Improvements in support of the CI validation workflow   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Feb. 27; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Central Time   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During the maintenance window, you can continue to use the CI system. The actual upgrade…

Dear POMS users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading the production operations management system (POMS) to the newest version (v4_1_0). WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Feb. 20; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, POMS will be unavailable. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Avoid using the POMS web service during the maintenance window listed above. If you encounter any problems after the upgrade, please contact the Service Desk.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? There is a planned downtime scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20 that includes all the interactive systems (*gpvm* and miscellaneous others), dCache pool nodes, worker nodes and related servers, CMS systems and other scientific servers. • Per a recommendation from Networking, Computing will be pushing out an update to all systems, removing secondary DNS entries from the DNS nameserver search path, and configuring them to exclusively use the Anycast DNS. This should have no noticeable impact. • There will…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing maintenance on the Fermilab VPN service.   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Feb. 27; 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, users who are connected to the Fermilab VPN will get disconnected from the VPN for about 5 minutes.   WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? The VPN service is expected to automatically reconnect you after the 5-minute disruption. But if it doesn’t happen…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be migrating web proxy servers to the new site interconnect routers.   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, Feb. 21; 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, web browsing will be disrupted for about 5 minutes.   WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. This is for your information only.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The following applications will be unavailable due to server (appora-rh6) maintenance: MISCOMP applications: Computing Sector Leave Usage Request System CS MISER EquipDB Gatekeeper Forms MISjob MISweb Node Registration Form (Fermilab-owned devices only) SysadminDB Financial, Procurement, Property, and Telecom Web queries (Business Objects) PPD Alignment and Metrology survey/alignment reports Sunflower Asset ID Form   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, Feb. 26; 6:30 a.m. – 7 a.m.   WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be updating the kernels and other software on FermiCloud. These updates are to the FermiCloud infrastructure; we are not updating the guest virtual machines.   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Feb. 20; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Virtual machines on FermiCloud will be rebooted during this downtime; they will not be available during the outage. Those virtual machines that are running when FermiCloud is shut down will…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The database servers ifdbvm01.fnal.gov and ifdbvm02.fnal.gov will be patched and rebooted.   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, Feb. 21; 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the Electronic Collaboration Logbook (ECL) instances for MINOS and MINERvA will be unavailable.   WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of the downtime.  

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management application will be unavailable due to server (cdepmsdb01) patching.   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, Feb. 21; 6:30 a.m. – 7 a.m.   WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of the downtime.