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On Saturday, 20 October 2012, the NCAR/CISL Data Center will be shut down to facilitate preventive maintenance on select infrastructure support systems. This is the normal fall season downtime for this purpose. Please note that this activity is a complete shutdown scheduled from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some computing systems, depending on their function will begin their shutdown Friday afternoon.
Most significantly, the Bluefire, Mirage/Storm, and GLADE systems will be taken down starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 October. Please make arrangements accordingly.
Due to network maintenance, the following services will experience outages of up to one hour during the course of the day:
- VPN Access
- 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 Facilities Management & Sustainability maintain the 12-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, 19 October 2012.
If you have any questions or concerns please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org