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Scheduled Power Outage of MC, Saturday November 26

Friday, November 18, 2016

There will be a complete power outage in MC for upgrades and maintenance to the main power of the building.This second outage helps prepare for the installation of the new Compute Canada (SHARCNET) site that has been awarded to UW. (The first outage, in October, included connection of a generator to support the IST data centre in MC.)

When: 

MFCF will start shutting down servers on Friday, Nov. 25 around 5:00 p.m. The Plant Ops outage is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 26 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will begin bringing servers back up as soon as power is restored, possibly before 5:00 if Plant Ops finishes early.

What is affected: All electrical service in MC

  • your office computers, printers, etc. will have no power

  • there will be no network connectivity in offices, either wired or wireless (Eduroam)

  • MFCF services will be inaccessible from MC:

    • central file services files.math, files.student.math, depts.math

    • printing

    • computing (linux.math, windows.math, linux.student.math, windows.student.math)

    • labs

    • services hosted for others in MC 3015 server room

    • www.math personal web pages

    • etc.

  • Wired network connections in M3 may also be unavailable because of network routing.  (Wireless service and IP phones in M3 will work.)
  • some linux.math and windows.math servers will remain up, as will the central file server files.math

What you need to do:

Please shut down your computer when you leave for the day on Friday, Nov. 25. If you have a UPS, turn it off too.

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