Server updates on 2018may23 were successful

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

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday May 23, 2018

Because of the continuing Spectre branch prediction vulnerabilities in modern microprocessors yet another update of the departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will be applied on Wednesday afternoon, May 23, 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.

Server updates on 2018may16 were successful

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

Updates at 4:15pm on Wednesday May 16, 2018

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, May 16, 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.

Mail server update on Wednesday Mar 7, 2018 from 3pm-5pm

The mail server will be taken offline on Wednesday Mar 7, 2018 starting at 3pm for a hardware and software update.  We will be adding some extra diskspace to the server and also implementing a newer RAID configuration for the disks.  We expect to be back up by 5pm at the latest.

Mail server update on Wednesday Feb 28, 2018 from 3pm-5pm

The mail server will be taken offline on Wednesday Feb 28, 2018 starting at 3pm for a hardware and software update.  We will be adding some extra diskspace to the server and also implementing a newer RAID configuration for the disks.  We expect to be back up by 5pm at the latest.

Server updates on 2018jan31 were successful

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

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

The departmental servers coxeter, sphere, and the mail, web, share, and ptr servers will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, January 31, 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.

Server updates on 2018jan05 were successful

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

coxeter and sphere updates on Wednesday October 11, 2017

The departmental servers coxeter and sphere will have software updates applied on Wednesday afternoon, October 11, 2017 which will require rebooting (the 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 4:45pm.