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IT Alert - Update: Pass Upgrade on Thursday September 22nd, 2016

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Update: Pass Upgrade on Thursday September 22nd, 2016

Last updated on September 22, 2016 at 6:56AM

Update on September 22, 2016 at 6:56AM

The change has been reverted due to failed file permissions verification after deploying. All services were restored by 6:50 AM.

Original Alert

On Thursday, September 22, during the regularly scheduled maintenance window (5-7 AM) ITS will upgrade the /pass/admin, /pass/common and /pass/os filesystems in PASS. This will upgrade them to the newer features of GPFS 4.1. In order to perform this upgrade, all services that rely upon them will become unavailable during the majority of the ITS maintenance window, 5-7am. These services include, but are not limited to the following:
- PASS Gateways (SMB/CIFS, NFS, Secure FTP)
- PASS Explorer, explorer.pass.psu.edu
- The personal web servers, www.personal.psu.edu and protected.personal.psu.edu
- php.scripts.psu.edu
- UMG Manager
- Clubs Administration Console
- lists.psu.edu new list request form
- Personal web space request form
- Protect Access to COLA
- Keytab Generator
- some CACTUS forms

This change is tracked in Service Now as CHG0038351.

For more information, please contact IT Service Desk (ITServiceDesk@psu.edu).


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