We have another batch of patches that need to go out to all our CAT supported Linux systems. Linux systems (desktops and servers running Ubuntu Linux) will be rebooting for the installation of critical patches on Wednesday, April 18th, starting at 7pm. Expect sporadic outages for these CAT supported Linux systems and anyone using Linux-based [...]
We will be performing emergency software updates on the MCECS network on Friday, March 30th, starting at 8pm. The downtime window could extend to 11pm depending on problems encountered. During this work, expect network outages to hit MCECS networks in FAB, EB, Ondine Annex and SRTC. Wifi connectivity in those locations will also be affected.
Facilities expects some power disruptions in FAB/EB as they perform long deferred maintenance work on two old breakers. The work is expected to begin on Friday, February 16th at 8pm and continue into Saturday afternoon until 1pm (on February 17th). It’s difficult for Facilities to guarantee with certainly what sections and systems will be affected [...]
In June 2018, the campus site license for Maplesoft’s Maple (a symbolic and numeric computing tool) ends. The last version available to PSU is Maple 17 and all copies running on MCECS systems (or Tier 3 machines using this floating license) will cease to function after this happens. The Maple site license had been handled [...]
On our Windows 7 systems, the old version of Adobe READER (the program/plugin that views pdf documents) is no longer being supported. The next time we patch our Windows systems, any computers running an older version of Acrobat Reader will be upgraded to the current version of Acrobat READER (the 2015 DC version). Note that [...]
We have now switched over to the new methodology for serving up user web pages (web files served from your public_html directories). If you are running into issues, check this post: https://cat.pdx.edu/2017/12/13/details-on-how-to-deal-with-changes-to-user-web-pages/ If you need help in fixing issues, please contact us.
Most CAT supported Linux systems (desktops and servers running Ubuntu Linux) will be rebooting for the installation of critical patches on Wednesday, January 10th, starting at 7pm. Expect sporadic outages for these CAT supported Linux systems and anyone using Linux-based services. The work is scheduled to last until midnight and will affect: - FAB MCECS [...]
During the weekend of January 20th, 2018, the user web pages served from public_html directories will undergo a significant transformation. If you host pages at URLs like: http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~user on our systems, you could be affected. We have sent email notifications to users who have pages that could be affected by these changes. Details about what [...]
While most things remain the same, there are a few changes: MATLAB 2017B - The version of Matlab in the MCECS Windows Labs has moved to Matlab 2017B. While we usually do not like to make version changes during an academic year, there was demand from some faculty to make this happen to get around [...]
On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, at 5pm, we will be bringing down db.cecs.pdx.edu for an operating system reload. During that time, the general access database services for MySQL and Postgres will be down. Any websites or programs that use these services will be affected. We expect the downtime to last about 3 hours.