Reduced Lab Services - Sunday, May 3rd
The central U of MN data center, located in the West Bank Office Building, has experienced a leak in its cooling system. The data center will need to be shut down in order to be repaired, which will start at about 5am. This will affect a number of services used in the CDes computer labs. The outage may last from 6-12 hours. Once the coolant leak has been fixed the data center will be brought back online.
Services/programs which will be unavailable during this time are:
Autodesk products (AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max Design)
Pharos & GopherGold (Laser printing)
As well as a number of central services provided by OIT.
We are sorry for in inconvenient timing of these effects and will work to bring services back online as soon as possible after the data center is brought back up.
Update: Thanks everyone for your patience during this time. The following note was posted on the U of MN System Status Webpage on Sunday evening:
NOTE: 05/03/2009 18:57:51 The cooling system in the WBOB data center has been repaired. All IT systems, applications, and tools have been brought back on line and are now functioning normally. If you continue to experience issues with any systems, check the System Status page, or call 1-HELP."