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ICS Maintenance September 21, 2016
We will be making multiple potentially disruptive changes to ICS systems on this day.
- Operating System Patches
- Virtual Box Update
- SPF Email Implimentation
Scheduled Preparation Week of 6/13
|9/18||Begin performing yum update on all non-infrastructure CentOS hosts|
|9/21||Release Virtual Box and Docker Update via Puppet|
|9/21||Default Version update for Java, R, Mathematica, SAS, Matlab|
|9/21||Openlab Upgrade to CentOS7|
|9/21||SPF Implementation (RT Ticket #59623)|
|9/21||Cisco Nexus Firmware Update|
|9/21||Libya UPS Manual Reconditioning. (RT Ticket #59847). Possible downttime for hosts in Rack A05.|
Operating System Patches
Lates patches will be applied to all CentOS5, CentOS6 and CentOS7 hosts.
Virtual Box Update
All ICS systems with Virtual Box currently installed will be updated to the latest available. Any running Virtual Box instances will be shutdown.
ICS Software Library Default Version Updates
We've installed new versions of some core packages in /pkg. Beginnin on 9/21, the module loads of the following packages (e.g. module load java) will load the most recent version in the package by default:
- Mathematica (Software is available from Support).
Openlab Upgrade to CentOS7
All ICS Openlab hosts will be upgraded to CentOS7 for the Fall Quarter 2016. Faculty may test out this new environment today by logging into openlab7.ics.uci.edu.
Openlab hosts will be rebooted througout the day to upgrade the operating system to CentOS 7 or to apply the latest CentOS7 patches.
ICS will be adding SPF TXT record to our DNS. See email settings for more important information about how this affects uesrs at ICS.
On September 21st, ICS will publish a list of authorized sending hosts. After this change, email that is sent that does not originate on one of these valid email senders may be rejected.