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31-Jul-2017

Network interruptions, Tuesday, 01-Aug-2017

Network maintenance on Tuesday 01-Aug-2017 from 9 AM to 12 noon EDT will cause 20 to 30 minute interruptions for Public, ERL, CHESS-DAQ and other networks, including loss of access to central filesystems (a.k.a. samba), web browsing, email, CLASSE/CHESS/CBB websites, and printing/scanning. Please contact us with any concerns.

CLASSE wiki server update, Friday, 04-Aug-2017

Starting at 10 AM on Friday, 04-Aug-2017, the CLASSE wiki server will be updated to the latest release. The CLASSE wiki server will be unavailable from 10 AM until Noon. You can test the new software now at https://testwiki.classe.cornell.edu

Update to SL6.9 on 08-Aug-2017

Starting Tuesday morning, 08-Aug-2017, all CLASSE SL6 systems will update from Scientific Linux 6.8 to Scientific Linux 6.9. Updated kernels and nvidia drivers are included, but won't be used until you reboot your computer. Release notes are available at https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.9_Release_Notes/

lnx6212 is an SL6.9 system currently available for testing.

Microsoft Office Upgrade, Tuesday, 29-Aug-2017

Microsoft Office will be upgraded from 2010 to Microsoft Office 2016 during the standard maintenace window on Tuesday morning, 29-Aug-2017.
  • Existing settings will carry over
  • There are no known file compatibility issues.
  • Bugs in search are fixed

Cornell training fpr Office 2016 is available on Skillsoft and Lynda. The computer group doesn't provide training directly, but can assist you in finding something appropriate.

Please submit a service request with any questions or concerns.

Matlab renewal delayed

Our current Matlab license agreement expires on 31-Jul-2017, but users will be able to run with the current license through 30-Aug-2017. Cornell's Matlab license renewal is being delayed to acquire additional functionality to all campus users. The renewal should be completed within the next two weeks.

Two-step login update

On Thursday 03-Aug-2017, CIT will start requiring all staff to use Two-Step logins. Please contact the CIT helpdesk if you have any problems with it. Also, please verify that your Two-Step devices have valid telephone numbers.Contact the CIT helpdesk if you need to have your phone number corrected. For more info, see https://it.cornell.edu/twostep



General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.


Questions or problems? Submit a service request.

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