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WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be modifying the guest wireless network to require self-registration. This change means that you will be required to register to access the guest wireless network anywhere on-site. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, April 9; between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? There may be a series of 10-15 minutes outages of the guest wireless network during the maintenance window. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? To access…

From Physics World, April 3, 2020: A collaboration that includes Fermilab scientists is exploring how quantum computing could be used to analyze the vast amount of data produced by experiments on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The researchers have shown that a “quantum support vector machine” can help physicists make sense out of the huge amounts of information generated at CERN.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing maintenance on the Oracle E-Business Suite application (EBS). WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Saturday, April 4; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the EBS application and database will be unavailable. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of the downtime and plan accordingly.

Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Catalina v10.15, Mojave v10.14 and High Sierra v10.13.6. For additional information about macOS updates, please see https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view_customer.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722 WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, March 31 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…

Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing has released macOS Catalina v10.15 for early adopters. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? macOS Catalina v10.15 is now available for early adopters. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? • This upgrade is not mandatory. • The upgrade process may take 30 minutes or more depending on hardware and network conditions. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? If you wish to upgrade to macOS Catalina v10.15, please submit a Service Desk request at https://servicedesk.fnal.gov…

Dear CI users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading the Continuous Integration (CI) system, a system used for code testing and integration, to version v2_0_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, March 25; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? • During the maintenance window, some CI builds may fail to be…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Zoom has added telephone dial-in numbers due to demand. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? There are now additional phone numbers available to dial in to a Zoom meeting. You will see the expanded list of available dial-in numbers when you join a meeting, or you can go to https://zoom.us/zoomconference (you must be signed in to the zoom.us website). WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? When joining a Zoom meeting and using the phone option, users…

Dear Linux users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? After installing krb5.conf v5.5, some Linux users have experienced issues with their krb5.kdclist file. We will be deploying an update to all centrally managed Linux computers to fix this issue. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, March 18; between 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? • If you have not installed krb5.conf v5.5 on your centrally managed Linux computer, this update will install it for you. • If your…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading Jamf, the central management service used to provide the Self-Service tool on Fermilab-owned Macs. The upgrade will take up to a week. During the upgrade, the availability of the Self-Service tool will be sporadic. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, March 9; starting at 1 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Access to the Self-Service tool on Macs will be sporadic. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? No action is…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing maintenance on the Fermilab VPN. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, March 12; 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? The Fermilab VPN will experience a brief service disruption of approximately 2-3 minutes during the maintenance window. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You may get disconnected from the VPN and may need to reconnect. If you experience any network issues outside of the maintenance window, please…