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From 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Fermilab operator number (x3000) will be unavailable off-site. You can call 630-840-8700 as an alternative. If you are onsite or using the Cisco Jabber soft phone, then x3000 will be unavailable for approximately one minute during the maintenance window. This phone line is being temporarily disrupted to migrate it from the legacy AT&T Centrex to VoIP. If you have any questions about this message, contact the Service Desk: https://servicedesk.fnal.gov servicedesk@fnal.gov…

Dear Sunflower users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing maintenance on Sunflower. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Saturday, Sept. 12; 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the following applications will be unavailable: • Sunflower • Self-Service Property • Property Pass WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of this downtime and plan accordingly.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading software on one of the VPN systems. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Saturday, August 29; 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? The Fermilab VPN will experience a brief service disruption of approximately 5 minutes during the maintenance window. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. This is for your information only. If you experience any network issues outside of the maintenance…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading software on one of the VPN systems. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, August 27; 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? The Fermilab VPN will experience a brief service disruption of approximately 5 minutes during the maintenance window. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. This is for your information only. If you experience any network issues outside of the maintenance…

Dear DocDB users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading the MariaDB database software and servers used by the DocDB service. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, August 20; from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During the maintenance window, you will not be able to use DocDB. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of this DocDB downtime and plan accordingly. If you have any questions about this maintenance, contact the Service…

Dear Windows 10 users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Core Computing Division will begin updating centrally managed Windows 10 desktops and laptops to Windows 10 version 1909. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? The update will be ready to install after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12. Automatic installation and reboots will occur on Wednesday, August 19 if no manual intervention is taken. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? • This update will require one or more reboots and may take longer…

From Argonne National Laboratory, Aug. 5, 2020: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge has awarded 24 projects a total of 5.74 million node hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility to pursue challenging, high-risk, high-payoff simulations. Fermilab scientists Andreas Kronfeld and Igor Rakhno are among those who have been awarded time on the facility’s Theta supercomputer.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? As a result of the recent required ServiceNow migration, ServiceNow URLs have changed from https://fermi.service-now.com to https://fermi.servicenowservices.com. The redirect that was temporarily provided by the vendor was turned off on July 20 at 6 p.m. Central Time. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Links to knowledge articles and forms within ServiceNow must be changed to point to fermi.servicenowservices.com to avoid link breaking. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Website and document editors, be sure to update your…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? ESnet will begin migrating to the ESnet6 optical infrastructure in the Chicago area including the ESnet point of presence at Fermilab, which manages Fermilab’s offsite network connectivity. Due to the redundancy configuration of the Fermilab network, we expect this migration will be transparent to all services. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? From 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 24 Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? This maintenance is expected…