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Security/Software Updates (RHEL6 Linux reboots)

Compute nodes and desktop machines running RHEL6 will be rebooted on Thursday (December 1st).  Hosts running CentOS 7 (our newer operating system) will not be rebooted.  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems before the updates occur.

The following machines have the updates:

pubbox27.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox43.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu
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ubbox16.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox30.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox36.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu

Special Note: The Broadway building is undergoing a power outage on Monday morning.  The hosts in that building that are affected by the power outage will receive these updates Monday morning when they come back online, and will NOT be rebooted on December 1st.

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes and desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Thursday (October 27th).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems before the updates occur.

 

The following machines have the updates:

pubbox32.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox29.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox42.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox40.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox38.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox28.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox47.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox39.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox37.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox50.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox48.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox53.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox51.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox52.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox27.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL 6)
pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL 6)
pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL 6)
pubbox30.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL 6)
pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL 6)
pubbox43.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL 6)
pubbox16.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL 6) 
pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL 6)

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

We have decided to *POSTPONE* the October 20th updates in light of new information regarding critical software patches that will be released in the very near future (exact release date is unknown).  If we applied the most current updates and rebooted, we would just have to reboot again when those patches become available.  So rather than reboot twice in a short period, we're putting the October 20th updates off until the upcoming patch is released.

While there is no timetable for the upcoming updates, they are extremely critical, and upon their release will need to be applied to all Courant Linux systems on very short notice.  We will keep you all apprised of the situation as we learn more.

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes and desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Thursday (September 29th).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems before the updates occur.

The following machines have the updates:

pubbox40.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox31.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox29.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox32.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox47.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox39.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox51.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox36.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL6)
pubbox27.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL6)
pubbox43.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL6) 

Special Notes:

* The access.cims.nyu.edu hosts will undergo maitenance that may result in slightly longer downtime than usual with these updates.
* The snappy#.cims.nyu.edu series of servers will undergo BIOS updates earlier in the day tentative at 5:00pm (keep an eye on the "message of the day" on the snappy# servers for changes to this)

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes and desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Thursday (May 12th).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems before the updates occur.

The following machines have the updates:

pubbox42.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox37.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL6)
pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL6)
pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL6)

Some significant software updates include (but are not limited to):

RHEL6:

kernel
httpd
mysql
openblas
openssh
openssl

CentOS 7:

kernel
mariadb
gdal
lyx
openblas
openssh
openssl
nodejs
postgres



 

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots) --- RESCHEDULED

Linux security and software updates which require system-wide reboots of CIMS Linux desktop and servers, originally scheduled for Monday, February 22nd @ 7:00pm, have been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 24th @ 7:00pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact helpdesk@cims.nyu.edu.

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes and desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Wednesday (February 24nd).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems before the updates occur.

The following machines have the updates:

pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL6)
pubbox16.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL6)
pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu (RHEL6)
pubbox29.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox47.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)
pubbox51.cims.nyu.edu (CentOS 7)

Some significant software updates include (but are not limited to):

kernel
glibc
java-1.7.0
java-1.8.0
httpd
libRmath
mono
openblas
openssl
php
R
R-java

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes and desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Monday (January 11th).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems before the updates occur.

The following machines have the updates:

pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox16.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox27.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox30.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox36.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox43.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu

Some significant software updates include (but are not limited to):

kernel
coreutils
httpd
java-1.6.0-*
libgudev1
libipa_hbac
libpng
libreoffice
libreport
libRmath
libsmbclient
libsss_idmap
libudev
libxml
openblas
openldap
openssl
numerous Perl packages
postgresql
R
R-core
R-devel
R-java
samba
SDL
thunderbird
udev
zip
zsh

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes and desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Tuesday (August 4th).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems before the updates occur. The following machines have the updates:

pubbox16.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox27.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox30.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox36.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox43.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu

Some significant software updates include (but are not limited to):
Linux kernel
bash
boost
gcc
glibc
gnutls
libcurl
libgcc
libgfortran
libgnat
libstdc++
libX11
openssh
openssl
php
python 2.6
SDL
sendmail
thunderbird
xorg
zsh 

Security/Software Updates (Linux reboots)

Compute nodes and desktop machines WILL BE REBOOTED on Thursday (June 11th).  Updates will be applied to machines between 7:00pm and midnight. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any Linux systems before 7:00pm. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems before the updates occur. The following machines have the updates:

pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox16.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox29.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox30.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox39.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox43.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox44.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox49.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox51.cims.nyu.edu
pubbox52.cims.nyu.edu

Some significant software updates include (but are not limited to):

Linux kernel
ffmpeg
firefox
freetype
glibc
glibc-common
glibc-devel
glibc-headers
glibc-static
libgcrypt
libRmath
librx
libsoup
Macaulay2
nodejs
nodejs-devel
nspr
nspr-devel
openssl
openssl-devel
postgresql
postgresql-devel
postgresql-libs
R
R-devel
R-core
R-core-devel
R-java
R-java-devel
ruby
ruby-devel
ruby-libs
subversion
thunderbird
zeromq3
zeromq3-devel

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