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NETWORK DOWNTIME - 7/8/2015 - 7pm - All FAB/EB MCECS networks
Written by Janaka Jayawardena   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
Starting at 7pm on Wednesday evening, July 8th, all network gear in MCECS will be getting a software update and a reboot. We are allocating a two-hour window for this work (although we hope to get it done much faster).

During the work, all wired MCECS networking in FAB/EB will experience a short network outage (including hosts in the CAT datacenter area). If you left yourself logged in overnight during the outage, it will be best to logout and log back in before starting work.

Wifi will also experience short outages in most of FAB/EB.
OUTAGE UPDATE - 7/2/2015 - 6am - Windows File Server
Written by Janaka Jayawardena   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
Windows users,
Khensu (our Windows file server where N: drives, department shares and user profiles come from) is down. All CAT supported Tier 1/2 desktops are affected. 
There are hardware problems that are continuing to show up despite some earlier diagnosis and parts replacement. We are working with Dell to isolate a cause.
Department shares have been restored to a temporary location. We are looking at our options with regards to time to fix the server vs. coming up with temporary storage options for users who need to get to work.

Please use your U: drive for interim storage while we get things back.

Networking and UNIX/Linux environments are not affected.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 July 2015 )
Independence Day Closure - July 3/4
Written by Janaka Jayawardena   
Monday, 29 June 2015

PSU will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. The CAT front desk in FAB 82 will be closed on both Friday (July 3rd) and Saturday (July 4th). It will re-open as usual on Monday (July 6th).



Last Updated ( Monday, 29 June 2015 )
We need your input on revamping the CAT website
Written by Janaka Jayawardena   
Thursday, 11 June 2015
During the Summer, we will be working on upgrading the aging CAT
website ( to a new technology. Our goal is to
update much of the information from the existing website while adding
new topics and features. While we periodically receive suggestions
from MCECS users about the website, this is your chance to give us
some feedback that could directly drive this re-design.

If you have a few minutes to spare, please take the short Qualtrics
survey at the following link.

Please make sure that you DO NOT enter any login/password information
while taking the survey.

We appreciate your input. If you have any questions, please contact:
New process for buying Additional Print Quota
Written by Janaka Jayawardena   
Monday, 01 December 2014

If your termly allotment for printing in the MCECS Computer Labs has run out, there is now an online process for buying additional print quota credits. The update takes effect within 5 minutes and your PSU Billing Account is charged within a week. No more visits to the cashier’s office.

To buy additional print quota, go to:

Login using your MCECS username/password and click on the “Printquota” tab.  Read the instructions and follow the outlined steps.

There is a limit of $10 per print quota add. A confirmation e-mail is sent to your address (wherever that points to) as well as an alternative e-mail address you can specify,

CRAM - for MCECS Account Activation and Password Changes
Written by johnj   
Friday, 15 August 2014

CRAM is the CAT Remote Account Manager.  If you have an active Odin Account (because you are an active PSU Student, Faculty or Staff member), then you can use it at:

You must use your Odin ID to get into CRAM.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 February 2015 )

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