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System patching on Friday, March 17th starting at 5pm

March 9, 2017 2:52 PM

As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure group will be conducting its quarterly system patching on Friday, March 17th from 5pm to 10pm.  While many systems will be patched without any service disruption, there are several systems which require the downtime of key services for short times during this window.  The schedule below outlines which key services will be offline and for how long.

  • 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 5pm to 8pm
  • All HFS (user) servers will be offline
  • License5 will be down (autodesk, cadence, idl, schrodinger, xilinx, mathematica)
  • Perseus will be unavailable
  • RT
    • Expected to be down from 5pm to 6pm only
  • myUMBC lite page will be up resulting in reduced myUMBC functionality
    • Expected to be down from 5pm to 7pm only 
  • Wiki will be unavailable
  • The sites (wordpress) web hosting environment will be unreachable
    • Expected to be down from 5pm to 7pm only
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Tim Champ
Manager of Unix Infrastructure
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