On the morning of Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day), we will be performing some disruptive maintenance on the department fileserver:
* Recable to new network datacenter switches.
* Upgrade cluster switches firmware.
* Upgrade NetApp OS.
Department fileservice will be unavailable during the maintenance window, approximately 10am until 1pm. Many services that rely on access to department fileservice (home directories, webservice, repo service, etc), will either be offline or will fail to work during this window. All NFS and CIFS mounts will be affected.
We expect most, if not all, clients to recover automatically once the fileservers are back online. This news item will be updated to indicate when the maintenance is completed.
Systems still experiencing mount issues after the maintenance window, would need to remount or reboot.