Update for the July 17th, 2021 Planned Power Outage

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Dean has provided for generator power in M3 and MC which will allow some services to continue through the power outage.

Generator power will allow us to keep some critical systems up through the power outage, if all goes well.  It can be tricky to have some, but not all servers up.  Most of our core services are designed for multi-building redundancy so we can continue operating with one or two buildings available.  There will be no power in DC, so all servers will be down in DC.  We expect that our core Linux servers – both CS general and teaching, web services, and Vault should continue to operate.  Most, if not all, research servers will be down as we will be running on limited power capacity.  These will be shut down late Friday and returned to service Sunday or Monday.  If services do go down unexpectedly, you may wish to monitor our Twitter account @cscfhelp for updates.

Please speak to your Point of Contact, or cscfhelp@uwaterloo.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

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