Sunday, February 04, 2007

Unhappy Web Server

As many of you have noticed, our web server has been experiencing lots of uptime issues. We're not exactly sure what's causing the problem, but we think it may be related to NFS and some prior issues we've had with the Solaris install on the machine. For now, it seems that rebooting the web server fixes the problem for a few hours, so, if you notice any issues with our web services, contact staff and we'll do something.

In regards to a long term solution to these problems, we are planning an overhaul of the Solaris install on the machine (read: re-install of the operating system). Unfortunately, this process is complicated by the fact that we have many other services hosted on the machine (in-lab printing, databases, etc), so check here for status updates regarding our repair plans.