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The upgrade window has been rescheduled to occur from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. The following message has been updated with the new time. ===================================== WHAT ARE WE DOING? In order to standardize the version of network switches across the board, Computing will be upgrading network switches on the 13th floor of Wilson Hall. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, July 21; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Due to Microsoft Silverlight no longer being supported by Microsoft, it must be uninstalled from all centrally managed Windows PCs. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, July 12; starting at 5 a.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Microsoft Silverlight will be uninstalled from all centrally managed Windows PCs. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? If you feel you have an application that still requires Microsoft Silverlight, please contact the Service Desk by 5 p.m….

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing maintenance on the “fgz”, “eduroam”, and “guest” wireless networks to improve client connectivity. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Sunday, June 26; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, wireless users may experience some network disruptions. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. This is for your information only.

Dear FermiCloud users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing is updating the kernels and other software on FermiCloud. These updates are to the FermiCloud infrastructure; we are not updating the guest virtual machines. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, June 29; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Virtual machines on FermiCloud will be rebooted during this downtime; they will not be available during the outage. Those virtual machines that are running when FermiCloud is shut…

Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Big Sur v11. For additional information about macOS updates, please see https://fermi.servicenowservices.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722 WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, June 16 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 an alert does…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? On Wednesday, June 15, the Scientific Computing Division will be performing kernel updates and reboots of the 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 storage managers will be performing maintenance on this day as well. This may impact services on various systems mounting ‘pnfs’ mounts (including systems not listed below) and may require additional reboots…

Dear Jobsub users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be moving one of the production Jobsub servers (jobsub01) to new hardware on June 15. This will require us to pause all job submissions to jobsub01 starting June 8. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? We will pause all job submissions to jobsub01 at 10 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, June 8. The hardware upgrade for jobsub01 will start at 7 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, June 15. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO…

Dear FermiCloud users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing a major upgrade to the OpenStack software used for FermiCloud. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, June 8; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, users will not be able to launch new virtual machines from the dashboard or via the command line interface. Virtual machines that are already running on FermiCloud will be accessible most of the time; however, users…

Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be enabling security updates for Mac computers running macOS Monterey v12, Big Sur v11 and Catalina v10.15.   For additional information about macOS updates, please see https://fermi.servicenowservices.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011722   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, May 23 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…