Soda Hall Power Shutdown, Wed. 11/29 2AM

Originally Published 1:09 p.m. Nov 22, 2017
Services Affected Wired Networking and Wireless Networking Begins 2:00 a.m. Nov 29, 2017

There will be a power shutdown for Soda Hall on the early morning of Wednesday, November 29th, scheduled for 2 to 6 AM. The shutdown and short notice are due to an urgent need for the campus high voltage team to complete repairs from line damage in June. It is also possible that the outage could be extended if difficult circumstances are encountered.

We have arranged with campus facilities to receive generator power for 288 and 290 Soda so that we can continue to provide IT services to the outside world while Soda is dark. As such, no interruptions to IRIS services outside Soda Hall are expected at this time. However, due to many electrical load variables it is possible that we may need to shut down some services without notice during the maintenance window.

Power to research server rooms 420A and 287 will be lost and the sysadmins of those rooms are coordinating a full system shutdown.

For sysadmins of machines in 340 Soda, you will also need to shut down your machines. We recommend doing so before midnight.

Aug 2, 2017: Campus losing power, IRIS services shutting down

News/ Campus losing power, IRIS services shutting down

BY ROB MCNICHOLAS

PUBLISHED 2:59 P.M. AUG 02, 2017

EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE
Began 2:56 p.m. Aug 02, 2017

Due to a fire threatening our transformers, PG&E has advised campus we will be losing power.

IRIS is taking proactive steps to shut down as much equipment safely before we totally lose power.

See https://www.nixle.us/9HHZX for the warning from UCPD.

Soda Hall Power Outage June 21 2017

A power outage to Soda Hall which began around 12:30pm on June 21, 2017 has taken out many IRIS services.  This backup website will be updated until our main website is working again.

Update 3:15pm

Power has been restored to Soda Hall and staff are bringing up network equipment now.  The power conditioner in the main Soda machine room is having problems recovering.  Electricians are on site assisting.

This incident was fully resolved around 12:30am on June 22.  See this IRIS news article for details.

Brief outages to various IRIS services, tonight Apr 12, 6pm-6:30pm

Routine RedHat Linux operating system patches have been released which require system reboots. Starting at 6pm Wednesday, April 12, IDSG will be patching and rebooting affected servers. The following services will experience brief outages of 10 minutes or less between 6pm and 6:30pm.

  • Department mailing list services (lists.eecs.berkeley.edu)
  • Department jabber/xmpp service (jabber.eecs.berkeley.edu)
  • IRIS website (iris.eecs.berkeley.edu)

EECS Network Outage

The EECS networks became unreachable around 1:20pm on Monday, April 10.  Staff are investigating.

Update (2:15pm):   Staff investigation found the problem to be at or with one of the department border firewall devices. The secondary firewall device has been made primary now, and traffic is routing properly. Staff will further examine the problem firewall device, to narrow down the specific cause.

UPDATE: EECS Network and Service Outage 12/22/16

We ran into a number of difficulties on the electrical side which delayed restoration of services, but basic networking (wired and wireless) were brought back at approximately 12PM.

At this time we are experiencing some slowness in the LDAP system, and we have also encountered trouble in bringing the NetApp file servers online. As a result the department website and file storage, as well as other services which rely on them, are still offline.

EECS Full Network and Service Outage, Thurs. 12/22/16 7:30AM – 1:00PM

Published 2:43 p.m. Nov 01, 2016

Scheduled Maintenance

Services Affected: Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, FTP Server, Home Directory Storage, IRIS Website, Mailing Lists, Project Storage, Repo Service, Unix Login Server, Wiki Hosting, Windows Terminal Server, Wired Networking, and Wireless Networking

Begins 7:30 a.m. Dec 22, 2016

We will have a full system shutdown on Thursday, December 22nd at 7:30 AM to perform necessary fire and emergency power testing in our server rooms. The entire EECS network and all hosted resources will be offline during this maintenance.

This will affect networking in the following locations:

Wired and wireless networks offline:

  • Soda Hall
  • Cory Hall
  • Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Jacobs Hall
  • BWRC

Wireless networks offline, wired remains online:

  • Blum Hall
  • Calvin Lab

Hosted resources such as the EECS website, file servers, etc. will be offline and globally inaccessible.

The facilities maintenance window is scheduled from 7:30 AM to 1 PM, but we anticipate the network and critical services should be back by 11AM if all goes well.

The intent is to perform these tests annually going forward; however we will learn from this year’s procedure and aim to keep more critical services online in the future.

If you have any questions about this maintenance, please contact help@eecs.berkeley.edu.