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DHCP servers upgraded

DHCP servers replaced Continue reading

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

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

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West Cambridge power problem 2015/02/23

Power problems 9PM on Mon 23 Feb Continue reading

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slogin server upgrade

slogin will move to Ubuntu 14.04 Continue reading

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WGB power cut 2014/11/09 17:43

There was a power cut in the WGB just before 17:43 for about ten seconds. See UIS report for their timeline.

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internal ‘sysdata’ web service fist to move to NFS sec=sys

sysadat has moved to Ubuntu apache 2.4 NFS sec=sys Continue reading

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Removal of avahi-daemon from Ubuntu 14.04 systems

It appears that the avahi-daemon causes the gtk+ library on Ubuntu 14.04 systems used by many GUIs  (e.g. firefox and chrome) to hammer the print spooler by opening hundreds of simultaneous connections, causing the GUI to crash. To avoid this, … Continue reading

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Internal Lab facilities may not be available

Certain commands used to do “privileged” things within the Lab may not be working for a while. If some feature you particularly need does not work, please email details to sys-admin

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condor pool moved to NFS sec=krb5

As emailed to all recent users of condor, the execute machines have now moved to NFS sec-krb5. The documentation has been updated. If anyone has problems, please email sys-admin.

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network and Xen problems

The network and xen world had problems 2014/09/04 Continue reading

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