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Server Patching Friday August 22nd

August 5, 2014 4:36 PM

As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure will be conducting its quarterly patching of systems.  While many of the systems will be patched without any service disruption, there are several systems which require the downtime of key services.  The schedule below outlines which key services will be offline and for how long.


Friday August 22nd, 6pm to 12am

  • Access to Cyrus and UMBC Webmail (accounts not migrated to UMBC Gmail)

    • All mail will be queued up and delivered after the server is patched

    • Expected to be unreachable from 6pm to 8pm

  • myUMBC lite page will be up resulting in reduced myUMBC functionality

  • The sites (wordpress) web hosting environment will be unreachable

  • The new web hosting environment will be down (pages will be available but any database calls will not work)

  • All HFS (user) servers will be offline

  • Student mySQL databases will be offline

  • RT will be down (expected to be down 6pm to 8pm)

  • Userpages will be unavailable

  • Wiki will be unavailable

  • License5 will be down (autodesk, cadence, idl, schrodinger, xilinx, mathematica)

  • Student mySQL databases will be offline

  • Perseus will be unavailable


There will be no data loss during the outage and no user action is required prior to the downtime. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Support Center at x53838.