coxeter and sphere updates on 2018oct31 were successful

coxeter and sphere appear to be working fine after the updates this afternoon.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday October 31, 2018

The departmental servers coxeter and sphere will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, October 31, 2018 which will require rebooting (these servers will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm).  Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software.  We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems.  Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate).  We expect the systems to be back up by 5:00pm.

Server updates on 2018aug15 were successful

The departmental servers appear to be working fine after the updates this afternoon.

Updates at 3:45pm on Wednesday August 15, 2018

The departmental servers coxeter (sphere has already been updated), and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, August 15, 2018 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 3:45pm).  Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software.  We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems.  Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate).  We expect the systems to be back up by 4:30pm.

Latest stable version (R2018a) of matlab has been installed on sphere

The latest version (R2018a) of matlab has been installed on sphere.  We have the following toolboxes: Simulink, Bioinformatics, Control, Curve_Fitting, Signal_Blocks, Data_Acq, Image, Instr_Control, Optimization, Distrib_Computing, Signal, SimMechanics, Simscape, Simulink_Control_Design, Stateflow, Statistics, Symbolic, Econometrics, Financial, and PDE.  The Econometrics and Financial toolboxes are older and node-locked to sphere, and there are only six licenses for the PDE toolbox so please do not keep that toolbox checked out if not necessary.

UofT moving to Quercus/Canvas from Portal/Blackboard

The University has decided to move from the Portal using Blackboard to a new teaching and learning environment called Quercus which uses the Canvas learning management system (LMS) for managing courses.

Portal/Blackboard is going away on August 31, 2018.  Please see:

Local Quercus/Canvas Information Webpage

for more information about backing up your old Blackboard courses and for links to the University resources for the new Quercus/Canvas system.

 

Server updates on 2018jun27 were successful

The departmental servers appear to be working fine after the updates this afternoon.

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday June 27, 2018

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, June 27, 2018 which will require rebooting (most servers will be unavailable starting at 4:15pm).  Since some updates will be applied while the servers are still up there may be some temporary issues with some software.  We hope that any such issues will be minor and by doing most of the upgrading before bringing systems down the shorter downtime will be worth the potential minor problems.  Please restart any programs if you observe problems during the upgrades (and please let us know at requests@math.toronto.edu, so we can investigate).  We expect the systems to be back up by 5:00pm.

UTORmail migration update

The UTORmail migration to UTmail+ is tentatively scheduled to start at 5pm on Wednesday July 4, 2018.  The migration should be finished by 9am on Thursday morning.  UTORmail users will not be able to access that system during the migration time.

If you have been forwarding your UTORmail (@utoronto.ca email) to your departmental email (@math.toronto.edu or @math.utoronto.ca) then that will be automatically preserved when the UTORmail system is replaced by an Office 365 email system (called UTmail+ at UofT).

You can check if you are forwarding your UTORmail by going to https://utorid.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/utorid/modify.pl.

If you have been using another email system (such as Gmail or Mac Mail) to access your UTORmail account (via IMAP) then that will no longer work after the migration.  You can see http://help.ic.utoronto.ca/content/3/1897/en/utmail-configuring-thunderbird-windows.html for an example of configuring IMAP access to UTmail+ if you still wish to do that.

Departmental webserver, www, update today at 2pm

The departmental webserver, www, will be updated today, Monday June 4, 2018 at 2pm. This should take at most a half-hour and during the upgrade time the main departmental website will be unavailable at times.