We are planning to have a major inspection on the two Powerware 160 UPSs in the NCS computer room. To perform the inspection, each unit is taken offline and power is provided at that point only by Hydro-Québec. The movement of the units offline is done without any interruption in electricity, hence will not affect any servers or central systems housed in our computer room. The inspection takes about 2 hours per unit. We have done these inspections yearly for the last six years and the operation will be performed by our UPS supplier. Although the risk is low, any Hydro problems during the inspection may affect the servers and major services housed in our computer room. Following Facilities Management advice, we will have the building generator on standby to kick in should we encounter problems with Hydro. This might cause reboots of some servers and temporary interruptions of service. Please contact the NCS operations supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 398-3690 if you have any questions about this work.
Please note that the Exchange mail server will be unavailable on Saturday, July 1, from 10 pm to 11 pm, due to maintenance. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the system is back up.
Please note that telephone service and/or network connectivity will be unavailable in several buildings from Wednesday, June 14, at 17h00 to Thursday, June 15, at 05h00, and from Thursday, June 15, at 17h00 to Friday, June 16, at 05h00, due to construction in the McIntyre Garage.
Please note that the Anti-Spam Quarantine Web site (http://yourspam.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable on Wednesday, May 31, from 7:30 am to 8:00 am, due to maintenance. Email delivery is not affected and will continue to function.
Please note that the CallPilot voice messaging system will experience some service interruptions on Tuesday, May 30, from 7:30 am to 8:00 am, due to maintenance.
Please note that the Exchange mail server will be unavailable on Monday, May 22, from 6 am to 8 am, due to maintenance. Incoming messages will be queued and delivered once the system is back up.
To resolve the Windows file server problem, the system will be brought down at 11:15 am for approximately 5 minutes. During this time you will not be able to access your files on the network drives. Make sure you save your network files before 11:15. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please note that the My CallPilot unified messaging service (http://mycallpilot.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable on Friday, May 19, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am, due to an upgrade. The CallPilot voice messaging system is not affected and will continue to function.