To accommodate the installation of new circuit breakers and PDU (Power Distribution Unit) connections, all electrical power to the 2nd and 4th floors of Soda Hall will be shutdown during the day of Thursday, January 4, 2024. Critical systems will be down from 6am until perhaps 5pm.
Of primary note is that the department NetApp fileservers will be down, so any systems that depend on HOME or PROJECT storage will be shutdown or nonfunctional. Services that will be unavailable during the maintenance period include: department webservice (including people.eecs, www2.eecs and all other IRIS-hosted web sites), IRIS account & network forms, login servers (login.eecs, login-mfa.eecs, winterm.eecs), print server print.eecs, and outgoing SMTP server gateway.eecs.
Building access should still be allowed, but we recommend avoiding on-site work in Soda Hall on January 4.
Any systems that remain powered-on but make use of HOME or PROJECT storage may become unresponsive during this time. Rebooting after maintenance is completed is usually recommended.
Services that will remain online and available include: DHCP, EECS Active Directory, EECS LDAP, wired networking, DNS (cronus.eecs), and maillists (lists.eecs), and the main department website eecs.berkeley.edu.