Computer Laboratory

Local System Information

This page offers pointers to detail of how to use lab systems, how to get help, and so on.

Getting help and introductory documents

Administrative matters

Workstation provision

Systems software

Communications and the network


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25 Jun 2015

TexLive 2015 now available on the filer

The latest version of TeXLive is now available on the filer in /usr/groups/texlive.
Using the standard TeXLive naming convention, it is in the directory 2015. (more...)

28 May 2015

Disruption to Xen clients

Our Xen system was disrupted last night. It is believed to be mostly fixed, but users should check their systems.
A rogue process caused problems with the Lab routing, which caused the filer to be inaccessible, causing some domUs to deem their file systems broken. It is thought that most effected systems have been restarted, but there may still be problems which need fixing. Please email sys-admin if any help is needed.

9 Mar 2015

DHCP servers upgraded

The main Lab DHCP servers have been replaced. This should not have changed things for clients, so if there are any problems, please report them to sys-admin.

3 Mar 2015

Another power glitch 2015-03-03 03:06:24

This time it killed a switch ad (at least) two discs.

24 Feb 2015

West Cambridge power problem 2015/02/23

There was a power problem on the West Cambridge site effecting some of our systems in the WGB and some in the UIS at around 9PM on Mon 23 Feb. Please report any anomalies to sys-admin.