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announce:spring-2021 [2021/03/31 12:51]
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announce:spring-2021 [2022/01/07 17:05]
Hans [Miscellaneous Announcments (01/07/2022)]
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-==== Jupyterlab @ ICS  and Jupyter Notebooks for Instruction ​ ==== 
  
-ICS Computing Support is excited to announce [[virtual_environments:​jupyterhub|Jupyterub@ICS]]. ​ The [[https://hub.ics.uci.edu|ICS hub]] turns any web browser into a **Linux Terminal** AND offers several web-based apps, including a console, **Rstudio**,​ **XDesktop**,​ and **VSCode**.+==== Miscellaneous Announcments (01/07/2022) ==== 
 +=== Kubernetes @ ICS ===
  
-[[https://hub.ics.uci.edu|{{:virtual_environments:jupyter.jpg?400|}}]]+ICS Computing Support runs several Kubernetes clusters based on [[https://rancher.com/​products/​rke|RKE product]]. ​  We currently run several services:  
 + ​[[virtual_environments:​jupyterhub|JupyterHub@ICS]],​ [[https://​password.ics.uci.edu|Password Reset]], [[https://​speedtest.ics.uci.edu|ICS Speedtest]],​ [[https://​phpmyadmin.ics.uci.edu|PHPMYAdmin]], [[https://​pastebin.ics.uci.edu|PasteBin]] and a [[https://​containers.ics.uci.edu|GoHarbor Container Reposittory]]. ​   ​
  
-===A personalized docker container=== +Feel free to reach out to heldpesk@ics.uci.edu if you have suggestion for other microservices,​ have a microservice you want to run, or have questions about running a Kubernetes cluster.
-  * Runing Ubuntu 20.04 +
-  * Based on  +
-  * **Persistant Data***  +
-    * User's ICS home directory mounted +
-    * Synchornized ​to openlab directories +
-  * IDE'​s +
-    * VSCode +
-    * Rstudio +
-  * Notebooks +
-    * Python +
-    * JavaScript +
-    * Julia  +
-    * R +
-  * CLI Tools +
-    * gcc/g++ and debugger +
-    * python3 +
-    * R +
-    * Java +
-  * GIT Integration tools +
-  * X Server+
  
-[[https://​hub.ics.uci.edu|Connect to the ICS Jupyterhub Portal]]+=== GCP/AWS Project Management === 
 + 
 +Computing support can step into an active or passive role in managing GCP or AWS assets. ​ Any services provided in the ICS data center can likewise be provided in the cloud. 
 + 
 +Big Highlights:​ 
 + 
 +  * Your cloud instances can have a .ics.uci.edu hostname 
 +  * VPN encrypted link from your AWS/GCP project into the ICS data center. 
 + 
 +Other highlights:​ 
 + 
 +  * Consulting and Billing Setup 
 +  * Provisioning (also automated provisioning via Terraform) 
 +  * Data Center Integration (Storage, compute, authentication,​ etc) 
 +  * DNS (use ics.uci.edu in GCP or AWS) 
 +  * Secure connection between campus and cloud. 
 +  * Configuration Management 
 +  * Single sign on authentication 
 +  * Integration with campus storage. 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +==== Jupyterlab @ ICS  and Jupyter Notebooks for Instruction (01/​05/​2022) ​ ==== 
 + 
 +Jupyterhub is once again avaialble for students and researchers for Winter quarter. ​ Users logging into one of the Jupyterhub URL's will recieve a personal docker container.  
 +General use Jupyter hub: 
 + 
 +  * [[https://​hub.ics.uci.edu|https://​hub.ics.uci.edu]]: ​ General purpose hub intended for Winter quarter instruction turns  
 +    * Linux shell 
 +    * VSCode IDE 
 +    * X11 Desktop 
 +  * [[https://​rstudio-hub.ics.uci.edu|https://​rstudio-hub.ics.uci.edu]]: ​ Specialized hub for running recent versions of Rstudio (currently 2021.09.0).  
 + 
 +Highlights:​ 
 + 
 +  * Jupyterhub mounts ​the ICS home directory so data is persistent, availabe on any ICS host, and backed up daily. 
 +  * Multiple server instances may be started. ​  
 +  * The `sudo apt install` command is available to install additional package.  
 +  * Hub's will run indefinately when logged into at least once per week. 
 + 
 + 
 +[[https://​hub.ics.uci.edu|{{:​virtual_environments:​jupyter.jpg?​400|}}]]
  
 [[virtual_environments:​jupyterhub|Follow the project here]] [[virtual_environments:​jupyterhub|Follow the project here]]
 +
 +====Managing Your ICS Passwords====
 +
 +The following in an excerpt from the full document at [[accounts:​password_change_reset|ICS Password Overview]]
 +
 +
 +=== Change or Reset your ICS Password ===
 +
 +You may reset your ICS password at [[https://​password.ics.uci.edu|ICS Password Toolbox]] if you:
 +
 +    * Know your current password, or
 +    * Have set and can answer your security question, or
 +    * Have access to your alternate email address, which will be used to send a password reset message to
 +
 +Please contact Helpdesk via email (helpdesk@ics.uci.edu) if you need assistance with this process. ​ Attach any relevant screenshots should you be encountering any error messages.
 +
 +=== Change or Reset your ICS Google Workspace Password ===
 +
 +  * Use [[https://​support.google.com/​accounts/​answer/​41078| this tool]] to change your ICS Google Workspace password after logging in
 +  * Use [[https://​accounts.google.com/​signin/​recovery | this link]] to recover a forgotten ICS Google Workspace password
 +====ICS Storage Service Upgrade (01/​05/​2022)====
 +
 +A couple of notes about the [[accounts:​ics_home_directory|ICS Home Directory]].
 +
 +  * The school provides an ICS home directory for every member of the ICS community.
 +  * The ICS home directory is, typically, automatically available on any ICS managed Windows and Linux system.
 +  * That ICS home directory is available to **any** computer connected to the Campus Network(even via [[network:​campus:​campusvpn|VPN]]).
 +  * Backed up twice daily
 +
 +Beginning Fall 2021, all home directories are being stored on a new [[https://​www.purestorage.com/​products/​file-and-object/​flashblade.html|Purestorage Flashblade]] named [[hardware:​storage:​tardigrade|tardigrade.ics.uci.edu]],​ occasionally abbreviated as tg.ics.uci.edu.
 +
 +Tardigrade Highlights:
 +
 +  * Backed by all flash storage so home directory access is fast 
 +  * Redundant 40Gb/s uplink to the ICS Data Center Backbone
 +  * Inline compression (data reduction factor of ~1.6)
 +  * [[accounts:​snapshots|28 days of self service snapshots]] + long term disaster recovery backups
 +
 +Visit [[accounts:​ics_home_directory|ICS Home Directory]] for more information.
 +
 +
 + 
 +
 +
 +====Planned Changes to the UCI Google Workspace Service (1/​25/​2022)====
 +
 +OIT has sent out email announcing the following planned changes to thee UCI Google Workspace Service on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.   
 +
 +**These changes will not effect the ICS run and ICS branded ICS Google Workspace Service**. ​ ICS Computing Support will review and determine if mirroring these changes would benefit the ICS community and if they are feasible in our environment. ​  ICS community members are encouraged send mail to helpdesk@ics.uci.edu if mirroing these changes will be impactful, constructively or negatively, to ICS business or research.
 +
 +  * Require UCI Single Sign-On to access all UCI Google services like Gmail and Google Drive. If you are already enrolled in Duo, Duo MFA will also be required. ​
 +  * Disable the ‘less secure apps’ (LSA) feature which allows third-party mail clients like Apple Mail and Microsoft Outlook to connect to Gmail using a legacy authentication method (see below) ​
 +  * Disable the POP mail protocol ​
 + 
 +==== ICS Email Web Bugs Disarmament ====
 +
 +Web bugs or [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Web_beacon|web beacons]] will no longer be disarmed in messages delivered by [[accounts:​email:​email_overview|ICS mail scanners]] and read via ICS IMAP service. ​  ​Multiple legitimate websites, including UCI Medical Center and the [[https://​myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/​|Digital Covid-19 Vaccine Record]] site have been found using web bugs and disarmament interfered with the messages they were sending. ​  ​Please send email to helpdesk@ics.uci.edu if you have any questions. ​
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-**Last Quarter**  +**Prvevious Announcements**  
-  * [[:​announce:​fall-2020|Fall Quarter 2020 Announcements]] +  * [[:​announce:​fall-2020|2021 Announcements]] 
-  * [[:​projects:​maint-fall-2020|Fall Quarter 2020 Maintenance Schedule]]+
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