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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…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be updating the Fermilab procurement tool RAPTR/ALP at raptr.fnal.gov. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, May 19; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, raptr.fnal.gov will be unavailable. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of this downtime and plan accordingly.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will release the first version of the USCMS Personnel Database web application. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, May 10; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? After 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, USCMS members will be able to use this application to view/update their own profile information and view general information about the collaboration and participating institutions etc. To access the application, go to https://dbweb0.fnal.gov/CollDbUscms/uscms/homepage and log in…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be performing a major VoIP software upgrade. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? From 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, there will be some disruptions to Fermilab phone and Jabber services: 6 landline phone disruptions: Each disruption will last for about 1-5 minutes. During these disruptions, users may not be able to make a new call, transfer an…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? FESS has scheduled a power outage for Wilson Hall to perform annual maintenance. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Saturday, April 23; from 7 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Wilson Hall will be closed on Saturday, April 23, except for essential personnel. During the power outage, Wilson Hall will not have electricity, networking or cooling in most areas. WH8-Fiber Central is expected to remain operational on standby generator power and…

Dear Jobsub users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Because OSG version 3.5 is approaching its end-of-life, Computing will be upgrading the Docker container images that currently run on workers nodes to OSG version 3.6. We have successfully tested and run jobs on our workers nodes running OSG 3.6. We will now be moving the new container images to production for general use. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, April 25; at 10 a.m.  Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? This…