SHUTDOWN: Mesa Lab/CISL Data Center - Sat, Oct 20

On Saturday, October 20th, 2012 the NCAR/CISL Data Center will be shut down to facilitate preventative maintenance on select infrastructure support systems. This is the normal fall-season down time for this purpose. Please note that this activity is a complete shutdown scheduled for 0600 hrs to 1800 hrs. (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Some computing systems, depending on their function will begin their shutdown Friday afternoon / evening and the supercomputer system (BlueFire) will begin shutdown at 0001. Please make arrangements accordingly.

Due to network maintenance, the following services will experience outages of up to half an hour in duration during the course of the day:

-          Wireless networking

-          VPN and dialup

-          UCAS Token authentication (CRYPTOCard, Yubikey)

-          UCAS Password access for web and mail servers

-          UCAR DNS

-          UCAR Mail servers

Once all maintenance work is completed, the systems will be brought back up in their order of dependency. CISL and FM&S (Facilities Management & Sustainability) maintain the twelve hour window to accomplish all tasks at hand.

Remember to shut down your office systems and/or work station at the Mesa Lab before leaving work on Friday 10/19/2012.

If you have any questions or concerns please send a message to:

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Announcement Timing: 
October 9, 2012 to October 10, 2012