There was a fire in the campus datacenter a few hours ago which took down CalNet and related campus websites. See systemstatus.berkeley.edu for more details. The following were affected by the CalNet outage, but are no longer affected
WiFi access in the lab is still down. All OCF services themselves are fine. The Publications Center made the decision to close the lab due to the WiFi outage. It will reopen once WiFi has been restored.
All servers will be restarted the night of Wednesday, August 12th to apply security updates. Sorry for the inconvenience. Update: The downtime took longer than expected when our file server failed to come back up within the ~5 minutes we expect for a restart. It took an additional ~30 minutes to run a fsck. We'll be more careful to watch for and schedule these at more convenient times in the future.
At 1:07pm today, hal, our primary production server, froze. We are on-site and working to restore it. We are moving the important servers to another machine while we investigate, as hal continues to experience issues.
Update 2:07pm: Service has been restored, but we are continuing to move servers to a different machine. There will be some downtime as we continue the migration, but it will affect single services only.
Remaining to migrate: (updated 5:04pm)
pestilence (dns, dhcp)
sandstorm (group smtp)
Update 5:20pm: All VMs are migrated to jaws, and all services should be restored. We'll be debugging and rebuilding hal in the near future, and will be scheduling downtime some time in the next few weeks to move VMs back. We'll post a followup here when we have a date in mind.