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AVW Power outage this weekend

UMD Facilities Management has scheduled a power outage for the north side of the AV Williams Building, (the x3xx and x4xx wings of the building). for this Saturday, running from 7:30am until 3:00pm.

In advance of this downtime the UMIACS Technical staff will be shutting down the data center located in the effected part of the building at 5:30pm on Friday 1/11, and will be rebooting them saturday afternoon before 5pm. This data center includes the vnode visualization cluster as well as some other assorted machines. A complete list of user effecting machines outside of the vnode cluster that will be affected is included at the bottom of this email. No major UMIACS services should be effected by this downtime. Staff does not at this time plan to take any actions for machines in the effected portions of the building, but in the data center.

If you have any concerns about this down time, please contact

Machines that will be effected include:


Network Installation in AVW 33XX/34XX Next Week

Contractors from FiberPlus will begin work next week to upgrade the ethernet wiring on the third floor in the 33XX and 34XX wings of the A.V. Williams building. Please be aware that they will be working in and around this area, we apologize for any inconvenience this causes for you. These upgrades are to replace the old Cat3 wiring currently being used in these offices, and will pave the way for more reliable and faster network service for users in the near future. (Dec 14, 2007)

User Audit

We have finished our User Audit if your account has been locked please send mail to

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The Technical Staff can be reached by sending email to

If you have a problem with your email or a problem that would be better addressed by speaking to directly to a staffer, you can call or visit our Help Desk, Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm. The Help Desk is located in Room 3142 of the A.V. Williams Building, and can be reached by phone at 301-405-1775.