February 2022: Monthly Maintenance Downtime (2/22/22)

UPDATE 12PM:  The upgrade process has come to a point we can move forward.  We'll be opening the systems back up soon.  The vendor is reviewing to see why the process took so long and create a plan to complete the next step at some point in the future.

UPDATE 8AM Wednesday:  The update process is moving much slower than projected.  We are working with the vendor to determine if there are alternatives.  We are also working on a Plan B to bring the clusters up without Panasas, if need be.

UPDATE 5PM:  The Panasas storage update is taking longer than the vendor anticipated.  Systems need to remain offline until this update is completed.  

Date of downtime: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Approximate time of outage: 7am-5pm

Resources affected by downtime:

UB-HPC cluster (all partitions) 

Industry cluster (all partitions )

Faculty cluster (all partitions)

Portals: WebMO, OnDemand

What will be done:  

  • Operating system updates and reboot of all cluster nodes, front-end login nodes (vortex1/2, transfer) and OnDemand
  • Panasas software update
  • Vast storage software update
  • Infrastructure server updates and reboots

Jobs will be held in queue during the maintenance downtime and will run after the updates are complete.  

If you have  any questions or concerns please e-mail ccr-help_at_buffalo.edu