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Quarterly system patching on 8/18 & 8/19

August 15, 2017 11:52 AM
As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure group will be conducting its quarterly system patching on Friday August 18th and Saturday August 19th.  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, 8/18/2017 between 5pm and 9pm (most systems will only be down for a short period during this time): 

  • The web hosting environments (virthost and jabba) will be partially unavailable (pages will be available but any database calls will not work)
  • 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 7pm
  • All HFS (user) servers will be offline
  • License5 will be down (autodesk, cadence, idl, schrodinger, xilinx, mathematica)
Saturday, 8/19/2017 between 9am and 11am(most systems will only be down for a short period during this time):
  • myUMBC lite page will be up resulting in reduced myUMBC functionality
  • Wiki will be unavailable
  • The sites (wordpress) web hosting environment will be unreachable
Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions.

Tim Champ
Manager of Unix Infrastructure
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