Project updates


MSI Monthly Maintenance - February 3 2016 - Galaxy Jobs Will Hold in Queue Status

posted Feb 2, 2016, 1:09 PM by Thomas McGowan   [ updated Feb 2, 2016, 1:10 PM ]

On Wednesday, 6 January 2016, from 05:00 - 16:00 CST, MSI Staff will perform scheduled maintenance on various systems. Galaxy jobs will hold in New or Queue status until the maintenance hold is lifted.

MSI Monthly Maintenance - January 6 2016

posted Jan 4, 2016, 1:26 PM by Thomas McGowan

On Wednesday, 6 January 2016, from 05:00 - 16:00 CST, MSI Staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems.


During the January 2016 maintenance, MSI’s maintenance will be global and site-wide as we will take the central storage offline to attempt to finalize a file system merge.Additionally, MSI will perform a security point update to the NX server and corresponding clients.


Maintenance during this period will impact the following systems:


  • Panasas will be generally unavailable from 05:00 - 16:00.

  • Mesabi unavailable (firmware updates) (estimated 8 hours)

  • NoMachine (NX) upgrade

  • Core switch updates to all systems


Systems status is always available on our Status page: https://www.msi.umn.edu/status/


If you have any questions, please email help@msi.umn.edu.

MSI Monthly Maintenance October 7 2015

posted Oct 2, 2015, 12:35 PM by Thomas McGowan

Dear MSI Users,

On Wednesday 7 October 2015, MSI Staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. 

Galaxy Updated to release version 15.07 September 4 2015

posted Sep 4, 2015, 7:02 AM by James Johnson   [ updated Sep 4, 2015, 7:07 AM ]

MSI Monthly Maintenance August 5 2015

posted Jul 31, 2015, 12:51 PM by Thomas McGowan

Dear MSI Users,

On Wednesday 5 August 2015, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI Staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. 

During this maintenance period, MSI will be performing the following updates:

   * Mesabi will be unavailable for infiniband testing and hardware maintenance.
   * Nice3D systems will be unavailable for network modifications. 
   * Lab systems, Nice, login nodes and galaxy will be offline for network maintenance and OS updates.
   * NX will be unavailable to deploy a new version of the server software.
   * Brief network maintenance for firmware updates.  
   * Citrix/Xen will be offline for system updates.   

Systems status is always available on our Status page:


If you have any questions, please email help@msi.umn.edu.

MSI Monthly Maintenance July 1 2015

posted Jun 26, 2015, 12:16 PM by Thomas McGowan

On Wednesday 1 July 2015, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI Staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. 

During this maintenance period, MSI will be performing the following updates:

   * Mesabi will be unavailable for infiniband testing, software and network updates.
   * Lab systems, login nodes and galaxy will be offline briefly for network additions and OS updates.
   * The MSI Lab queue will be offline for software updates.
   * Nice systems will be offline for software updates. 
   * Citrix/Xen will be offline for system updates.   

Systems status is always available on our Status page:


If you have any questions, please email help@msi.umn.edu.

MSI Monthly Maintenance June 3 2015

posted May 29, 2015, 12:07 PM by Thomas McGowan

Dear MSI Users,

On Wednesday 3 June 2015, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI Staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. 

During this maintenance period, MSI will be performing the following updates:

   * Mesabi will be unavailable for firmware and network updates.
   * Lab systems, login nodes and galaxy will be offline briefly for OS updates.
   * Citrix/Xen Active Directory will be offline for failover testing. 

Systems status is always available on our Status page:


If you have any questions, please email help@msi.umn.edu.

Regards,
MSI Support Team

MSI Monthly Maintenance 6 May 2015

posted May 1, 2015, 11:04 AM by Thomas McGowan

On Wednesday 6 May 2015, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI Staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. This downtime will be a global, system-wide maintenance to upgrade the network components providing Panasas Connectivity.  

During this maintenance period, MSI will be performing the following updates:

   * Panasas switch firmware and client updates.
   * Infrastructure hardware replacements.
   * Kernel updates for Lab and login nodes. 
   * Citrix/Xen Active Directory switch-over to new server.
   * Migration of windows licensed software servers to a new system.

Systems status is always available on our Status page:


If you have any questions, please email help@msi.umn.edu.

MSI February 4, 2015 Maintenance

posted Feb 2, 2015, 11:25 AM by Thomas McGowan   [ updated Feb 2, 2015, 11:25 AM ]

On Wednesday, February 4, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems.

During this maintenance period, we will be performing the following updates:
• Network upgrades (4:00 am - 5:30 am)
• Upgrades to the Citrix system
• Cascade system software upgrades and moab/torque upgrades
• MSI-wide system reboot for new system kernel patches

Systems status is always available on our Status page.

If you have any questions, please email help@msi.umn.edu.

MSI December 3 2014 Maintenance

posted Dec 1, 2014, 1:31 PM by Thomas McGowan

Apologies for the late announcement due to the holidays.   

On Wednesday 3 December 2014, from 04:00 - 15:00, MSI Staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various systems. 

During this maintenance period, MSI will be performing the following updates:

   * Lab Queue and Workstation Panasas Client Updates (briefly affecting login nodes most DB hosting machines, galaxy and login nodes) 
   * Lab Queue Moab and Torque Updates
   * Launch of MSI's global scratch system via Panasas  (28 days deletion policy and existing scratch systems will be seamlessly replaced except the lustre scratch system on itasca)
   * Network Media Changes (briefly affecting connectivity)

Systems status is always available on our Status page:


If you have any questions, please email help@msi.umn.edu.

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