ETC Alert

EMS Closed 3/16-3/20

The Engineering Machine Shop is closed during spring break week because Steve and Bill are at a training session.

UI Wiki Maintenance 3/17/15

ITS has scheduled a wiki maintenance window from 7:00-7:30am on Tuesday, March 17th 2015.

The maintenance is necessary for server patching. Maintenance should only take ten minutes, but we are allotting 30 minutes as a precautionary measure.

ICON Maintenance 3/14/15 6:30-7:30am

ICON will be offline from 6:30am-7:30am on Saturday, March 14th 2015 as part of the infrastructure work occurring at the ITS data centers.

See http://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/103566 for details about the work on the 14th, and http://its.uiowa.edu/datacentermaint for general information about data center work.

Network Service Outage 1/9/15 6am

ECS will perform network maintenance on Friday, 9 January 2015, from 6-6:30am. All services -- file, web, connectivity, network -- in the Seamans Center will be affected, as will services in ERF and SHL including IIHR out buildings. The network should be restored by 6:30am. Other services, such as printing and file access, may not be available until 7am.

Network Service Upgrade 1/4/15

ECS needs to upgrade the router and some of the network switches so networking will be unavailable from 7-7:30am on Sunday, 4 January 2015. This downtime will affect ERF, SC, and SHL. Note that this downtime will affect the wireless network in all 3 buildings.

ICON Upgrade to 10.3 on 1/6/15

ICON will be upgraded to a new version (10.3 SP13) on Tuesday,  January 6th, 2015 from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Mac Yosemite and Network Connect

If you are running Mac OS X 10.10, Yosemite, read the new information about how to get around the current Netconnect problem.

Thunderbird Update and Mailing Lists

If you use Thunderbird and have recently tried to send email to a mailing list but the mailing failed, update using the Symantec Management Agent (managed computers) or download and install Thunderbird 31.1.1 (locally administered computers).

The previous version of Thunderbird included a bug that affected mailing lists that include a space in the list name.

Power Reconfiguration 10-11 September - UPDATE

ECS is reconfiguring the power in the server room and the next phase requires running without the UPS (uninterruptible power supply) Wednesday and Thursday, 10-11 September. The UPS is not usually used, but weather conditions this week could call it into service. As a precaution, please save your files regularly and certainly before leaving the office for the evening while the UPS is not running.

ITS Wireless Replacement Completed - Need Feedback

As we announced, ITS replaced the wireless network access points (APs) to provide more robust coverage in SC. All of the new APs have been installed as of 7/31/14, some in different places than the ones they replaced, and many APs have been added. ITS would like feedback on how well the new APs are working. ITS can make configuration changes, move or add APs, and make other adjustment if they know where coverage is weak or inconsistent. Please report dead spots to the Engineering Help Desk, 319-335-5055.

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