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WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing has rolled out an enterprise search site at https://search.fnal.gov (VPN required offsite) as a pilot. We are interested in your feedback to improve the site. The pilot site provides a single location to conduct searches across the following Fermilab systems: • DocDB • Fermipoint • INSPIRE • Library Catalog • web.fnal.gov websites Internal and external WordPress and Indico sites results will be included in a future release. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Anyone with…

This message is for your information only. The maintenance is expected to be non-disruptive to users. MAINTENANCE DESCRIPTION Computing will be upgrading one of the DNS appliances (nsdnsgm.fnal.gov) with new hardware. This work is expected to be non-disruptive to users as other DNS appliances will take over the load. MAINTENANCE WINDOW Thursday, June 17; 10 a.m. to noon Central Time

Dear jobsub users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? The default configuration for jobsub submission will be changed. DEDICATED,OPPORTUNISTIC,OFFSITE will be the new default for jobsub_submit. Additionally, jobs will require Singularity on the node by default. Both of these defaults can be overridden by the user. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, June 16; during the scheduled Scientific Computing Systems Maintenance period (between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central Time) WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? After the change, DEDICATED,OPPORTUNISTIC,OFFSITE will be the…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? On Wednesday, June 16, Computing will be performing kernel updates and reboots of the Scientific Computing systems listed at the bottom of this message. In most cases, each system will be down for only a few minutes, unless there are unexpected issues. Please note, the dCache managers will be performing maintenance as well. This may impact services on any systems mounting ‘PNFS’ mounts, and may require reboots of impacted systems when that maintenance is completed. If…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing has enabled this month’s security updates from Microsoft for centrally managed Windows servers. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, June 14 For additional information about the patching schedule for Windows servers, see http://wsus.fnal.gov/Reports/MonthlySchedule.html. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Administrators of centrally managed Windows servers will begin receiving notices that patches are available to their Windows servers during the next 24 hours. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action….

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading Cisco Prime Infrastructure (NSPRIME) software to version 3.7. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, June 10; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Cisco Prime Infrastructure (NSPRIME) will be down during the maintenance window. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. This message is for your information only.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Windows Server Services group and Computer Security have reviewed Microsoft’s June security patches. At this time, none of the patches have been declared part of the Fermilab mandatory patch set. The updates will only be installed on Windows servers that are part of the pilot testing group. For details on the new patches and the patching schedule for Windows servers, see http://wsus.fnal.gov/Reports/MonthlySchedule.html. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Automatic installation and system reboots for the pilot Windows…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Core Computing Division is migrating all lab Windows and Mac computers using SEP Antivirus to Crowdstrike Falcon anti-malware protection software over the next month. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Rollout begins on Tuesday, June 8 at 5 a.m. in a phased approach. This will be rolled out to various groups in phases over the course of the month. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Crowdstrike Falcon will be installed, and SEP Antivirus will be uninstalled in…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing is enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Big Sur v11, Catalina v10.15 and Mojave v10.14. For additional information about macOS updates, please see https://fermi.servicenowservices.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, May 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 your screen. • If…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Indico will be upgraded to version 2.3.4 on Wednesday, May 26. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, May 26; 5 p.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Indico will not be available during the upgrade. The work will take up to two hours. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? If you plan to schedule a meeting during this time, please email indico-support@fnal.gov immediately. After the upgrade is finished, just refresh your browser to pick up the new version. Thank…