Fileserver maintenance, Nov 24 2016, 10am

Originally Published 11:56 a.m. Oct 26, 2016 on IRIS News

Scheduled Maintenance

Services Affected: Home Directory Storage, IRIS Website, Project Storage, Repo Service, and Unix Login Server

Begins 10:00 a.m. Nov 24, 2016

On the morning of Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day), we will be performing some disruptive maintenance on the department fileserver:

  • Recable to new network datacenter switches.
  • Upgrade cluster switches firmware.
  • Upgrade NetApp OS.

Department fileservice will be unavailable during the maintenance window, approximately 10am until 1pm. Many services that rely on access to department fileservice (home directories, webservice, repo service, etc), will either be offline or will fail to work during this window. All NFS and CIFS mounts will be affected.

We expect most, if not all, clients to recover automatically once the fileservers are back online. This news item will be updated to indicate when the maintenance is completed.

Systems still experiencing mount issues after the maintenance window, would need to remount or reboot.


Pathma Venasithamby at 12:37 p.m. Nov 24, 2016
Incident Resolved
Scheduled Maintenance Resolved
Systems on new datacenter network switches. All firmware updates completed. Netapp OS upgraded on all nodes. If there are any NFS or CIFS issues please reconnect and followup with helpdesk if there are outstanding issues.