Difference between revisions of "Euler maintenance (September 2017)"

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CSCS informed us that the data centre will be undergoing maintenance on '''Wednesday, 27 September through Thursday, 28 September 2017''', which will require a '''complete shutdown''' of Euler.
 
CSCS informed us that the data centre will be undergoing maintenance on '''Wednesday, 27 September through Thursday, 28 September 2017''', which will require a '''complete shutdown''' of Euler.
  
We will take this opportunity to do some additional maintenance on Euler itself the days '''before''' and '''after''' the CSCS maintenance. In particular, we will complete the '''upgrade Euler I and II to CentOS 7''' (like Euler III) and '''prepare for the installation of Euler IV''' later this year.
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We will take this opportunity to do some additional maintenance on Euler itself the days '''before''' and '''after''' the CSCS maintenance. In particular, we will complete the '''upgrade of Euler to CentOS 7''' and '''prepare for the installation of Euler IV''' later this year.
  
 
As a consequence we plan that:
 
As a consequence we plan that:
  
* '''Euler compute nodes, login nodes, and storage system''' will be off-line from noon of '''Tuesday, 26 until Friday, 29 September'''; we will do out best to bring them back on-line ASAP.
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* Euler compute nodes, login nodes, and storage system will be off-line from '''12:00 (noon) Tuesday, 26 until and including Friday, 29 September'''; we will do out best to bring them back on-line ASAP.
  
 
* Queues will be '''inactive throughout the weekend until Monday, 04 October 2017'''.
 
* Queues will be '''inactive throughout the weekend until Monday, 04 October 2017'''.

Revision as of 08:00, 10 September 2017

CSCS informed us that the data centre will be undergoing maintenance on Wednesday, 27 September through Thursday, 28 September 2017, which will require a complete shutdown of Euler.

We will take this opportunity to do some additional maintenance on Euler itself the days before and after the CSCS maintenance. In particular, we will complete the upgrade of Euler to CentOS 7 and prepare for the installation of Euler IV later this year.

As a consequence we plan that:

  • Euler compute nodes, login nodes, and storage system will be off-line from 12:00 (noon) Tuesday, 26 until and including Friday, 29 September; we will do out best to bring them back on-line ASAP.
  • Queues will be inactive throughout the weekend until Monday, 04 October 2017.

The exact times will be coordinated with CSCS and communicated here and by email in the weeks prior to the maintenance.

As usual, batch queues will be progressively inactivated in the days and hours prior to the maintenance, to ensure that no jobs get killed when the cluster is shut down.

Sorry for the inconvenience.