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WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing maintenance on the Password Reset Tool, which is used to change/reset your Services and FERMI domain (Windows logon) passwords. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, July 24; from 4:30 p.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the Password Reset Tool will be unavailable intermittently. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You don’t need to take any action. This is for your information only.

Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be updating the Fermilab certificates on centrally managed Mac computers to the latest version available at https://authentication.fnal.gov/certs/. These certificates are required for multifactor authentication (MFA) used to access VPN and Citrix portal. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, July 25 WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? This update will run in the background. There is nothing you need to do. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You don’t need to take any…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be migrating the following SAM Postgres databases to new virtual machines. We will also upgrade these databases to Postgres version 11.2. sam_coupp_prd sam_dune_prd sam_icarus_prd sam_sarc_prd sam_seaquest_prd sam_noble_prd sam_nova_prd   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, July 17; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? The SAM data handling system for the following experiments/projects will be unavailable for about two to four hours within the maintenance window: COUPP DUNE…

Dear IFBeam users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be moving the IFBeam Conditions database to new servers. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, July 17; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? The IFBeam Database will not be available. This will affect analysis processing. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Do not run jobs requiring IFBeam data during the maintenance window stated above.

Dear Zoom users, To address Zoom client video camera and local web server vulnerabilities, Zoom released a patch for the Zoom application on Mac devices. Details about the patch can be found on this Zoom webpage: https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2019/07/08/response-to-video-on-concern/ WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Mac users are advised to update their Zoom desktop application as soon as possible. All other Zoom users are advised to keep their Zoom desktop application up to date. To update your Zoom desktop application, do one…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be updating Cisco Jabber to allow users to access the tool offsite without using VPN.   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, July 10; 7:30 a.m. Central Time   WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Cisco Jabber users will will be able to access Cisco Jabber offsite without using VPN.   WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? After 7:30 a.m. on July 10, Cisco Jabber users will need to reset Jabber to access it without…

From Inside HPC, July 3, 2019: Particle physics researchers are using custom integrated circuits called FPGAs in combination with other computing resources to process massive quantities of data at extremely fast rates to find clues to the origins of the universe. This requires filtering sensor data in real time to identify novel particle substructures that could contain evidence of the existence of dark matter and other physical phenomena. A growing team of physicists and engineers from Fermilab, CERN and other institutions, co-led by Fermilab scientist Nhan Tran, wanted to have a flexible way to optimize custom-event filters in the CMS detector they are working on at CERN.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? All ESH&Q applications will be unavailable due to web server (www-esh) maintenance, except for the ESH&Q website, http://eshq.fnal.gov, and DocDB. See the Knowledge Base article at https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011235 for the complete list of affected applications. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, July 2; 5 a.m. – 7 a.m. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You don’t need to take any action. This is for your information only.

Dear DocDB users and instance administrators, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be enabling single sign-on (SSO) authentication for centrally managed DocDB instances. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, July 2; 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? • Centrally managed DocDB instances may be down for a few minutes within the maintenance window. • After the maintenance window, users will be able to use their Services password to access the single sign-on version of their DocDB…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? All ESH&Q applications will be unavailable due to web server (www-esh) maintenance, except for the ESH&Q website, http://eshq.fnal.gov, and DocDB. See the Knowledge Base article at https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011235 for the complete list of affected applications. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, June 27; 5 a.m. – 6 a.m. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You don’t need to take any action. This is for your information only.