Utility Power Shutdown May 28, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

Electrical power will be shut off during this time for maintenance.

Schedule

Affects: MC

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

What you need to do:

  • If you are using your MC office computer remotely, and your machine is managed (i.e. by SCCM or Jamf)
    •  log out by 5 p.m. on Wednesday 27th
    •  we will shut down the machine and start it back up afterwards
  • If you are using your MC office computer remotely and your machine is standalone, (i.e. not managed by SCCM or Jamf)
    • shut the machine down by 5 p.m. on Wednesday 27th
    • send your office number and machine name to mfcfhelp@uwaterloo.ca so we can turn it back on afterwards
  • If you're uncertain about your office computer, contact mfcfhelp@uwaterloo.ca
  • Log out from the central Linux and Windows servers identified below
  • Any files that you need during the outage should be stored as follows:
    • Nonconfidential files may be stored on your laptop, in OneDrive, or on a removable device (e.g., USB stick)
    • Confidential files (most personnel records, most student records) may be stored in OneDrive or on your laptop if the hard-disk is  encrypted.  They should not be placed in a removable storage device.
    • Highly restricted files (SINs, medical records, banking records) should be transferred only to Sharepoint during the outage.

Shutdown and Restoration of MFCF Services

  • Because this power outage affects only MC and will last only a couple of hours, some services will remain up:
    • central file server (files.math, files.student.math, departmental drives)
    • a subset of linux.math, windows.math, and teaching servers
    • a subset of back-end servers
    • CEMC's servers
  • Most others will be shut down, including:
    • all research machines hosted by MFCF in MC 3015 (owners have been notified)
    • all HPC clusters (hpc-pr1, hpc-pr2, Mosaic, Riemann)
    •  GPU and specialty servers gpu-pr1-01,  gpu-pt1-02, jupyter
    • some servers in the linux.math, windows.math, and undergraduate Linux and Windows pools
      • cpu131.math, cpu133.math, cpu135.math, cpu139.math, cpu147.math, cpu15.student.math, cpu19.student.math, cpu21.student.math
      • greyling16, several windows.student.math servers
  • Shutdown of these servers will start at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 27th.
  • We will begin starting machines up once we are assured that the electrical work has been completed.  Servers will be restarted before office machines.
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