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WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Information Technology Division will be enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Monterey v12 and Big Sur v11. Updates will also be available for early adopter Macs running macOS Ventura v13. For additional information about macOS updates, please see https://fermi.servicenowservices.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722 WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, Jan. 30 WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Alerts announcing the availability of the security updates for manual installation will appear on your screen. Beginning with these updates, the…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Information Technology Division will be performing maintenance on the Guest wireless network to improve client connectivity. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, Jan. 31; 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, Guest wireless users may experience a brief network disruption for a few seconds. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. This message is for your information only.   If…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? This is a reminder that the Computational Science and Artificial Intelligence Directorate will be releasing jobsub_lite, the rewrite of jobsub_client/jobsub_server, to FIFE (FabrIc for Frontier Experiments) experiment interactive machines. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023; from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? There are two major impacts: jobsub_lite uses SciTokens (https://scitokens.org) to authorize users to submit jobs, write to storage, etc. The first time users submit jobs,…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Computational Science and Artificial Intelligence Directorate will be making a new version (version v2_6_15) of ifdhc_config the current version. This change is intended to fix bugs in https: access to dCache. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Feb. 1; 10 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Starting from 10 a.m. on Feb. 1, batch jobs and other uses of ifdhc will begin using the latest version of ifdhc_config (version v2_6_15). WHAT DO YOU…

Dear Fermilab RSA token users,   WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Information Technology Division will be performing an RSA software upgrade on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During the upgrade window above, you may experience intermittent issues using your RSA token to perform multifactor authentication (MFA). MFA for email   RSA users: If you are connected to your Outlook Mail client prior to the upgrade window, you should not…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Information Technology Division will be performing maintenance on the Guest wireless network to improve client connectivity. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Saturday, Jan. 21; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, Guest wireless users may experience a brief network disruption for a few seconds. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. This message is for your information only.   If…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Information Technology Division will be performing maintenance on Jamf, the central management service used to provide the Self-Service tool on Fermilab-owned Macs. During the maintenance period, the availability of the Self-Service tool will be sporadic. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, Jan. 24; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the availability of the Self-Service tool will be sporadic. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You don’t…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Information Technology Division will be performing maintenance on the central NAS file-server cluster. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Jan. 18; 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the following file servers will have four outages, each lasting up to 60 seconds: blue1 cdfserver1 cdserver d0server4 d0server6 dirserver1 eshserver1 filesrv01 filesrv02 finsrv44 filesrv-app homesrv01 lsserver numiserver ppdserver pseekits sci-win-nas-0 tdfiler tdserver1   WHAT DO YOU NEED TO…

This message is for your information only. The maintenance is expected to be non-disruptive to users. MAINTENANCE DESCRIPTION The Information Technology Division will be performing a firmware upgrade in GCC – Network Room B. MAINTENANCE WINDOW Tuesday, Jan. 17; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time   If you have any questions about this message, contact the Service Desk: https://servicedesk.fnal.gov servicedesk@fnal.gov (630) 840-2345

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Information Technology Division will be performing maintenance on the network attached storage (NAS) central fileserver clusters. DocDB’s document and configuration files are stored on the file servers being maintained. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Jan. 18; 4:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, DocDB will have two outages, each lasting up to one minute. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Avoid modifying DocDB files during the…