The department’s web server (www.eecs & www.cs), mailing list server (lists.eecs), and jabber server (jabber.eecs) all run on a Xen virtual cluster. After last night’s network failure was resolved around 2:30am, the Xen cluster failed to recover gracefully. These services had to be manually restarted this morning. Web and mailing list services were restored around 9:20am, and jabber was restored around 9:45am.
Staff are investigating why this occurred and how to prevent it from happening again.