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Quarterly Systems Patching August 7th beginning at 6:00pm

As part of our ongoing commitment to security, the Unix Infrastructure group will be conducting its quarterly system patching on Friday August 7th beginning at 6:00pm.  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. We expect the work to begin by 6:00pm and be completed by midnight, most services will only be off-line for part of this time. 

  • RT will be down from 6pm to 8pm

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

  • Student mySQL databases will be offline

  • 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

  • All HFS (user) servers will be offline

  • Userpages will be unavailable

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

  • Perseus will be unavailable

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

  • Wiki will be unavailable

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

Posted: July 31, 2015, 4:38 PM