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Boston data center consolidation hardware moves 10/22/20 – 10/23/20

Thursday October 22, 2020
Friday October 23, 2020

As part of cost-savings plans, FASRC and Harvard Medical School will be combining space in our Boston data center. This allows FASRC, HMS, HUIT to all have a singular Markley-Boston datacenter contract in the future. We are downsizing from 46 to 24 racks.

This move requires the consolidation of some systems as well as the decommissioning of older, out-of-warranty servers in favor of more space and power-efficient systems. The systems targeted for decommissioning are generally 6 or more years old.

Due to the pandemic and the number of datacenter/FASRC/HMS/vendor staff involved, we have not been able to begin much of this work, but on October 22nd through October 23rd we will begin moving hardware to the new space. Given that this involves powering off, un-racking, moving, re-racking and cabling, this work will require two days to complete.

Offline Oct 22-23:

  • Boston Globus: Harvard FAS RC Boston (Holyoke Globus is not affected)
  • CITRIX - Login to the Citrix access (rcapps, TMS, LabTrax, FlowJo, and Small Molecule Mass Spectrometry).
  • boslfs
  • boslfs02
  • lichtmandce01-02
  • The Samba Cluster, which allows desktop mounting of the following lab shares:
    andersonfs
    arlottafs
    bertoldifs
    capassofs
    capellinifs1
    chettylabfs
    cohenfs
    dasch-smb
    denicfs
    desaifs
    dobbiefs
    dulacfs
    bellonofs
    fischerfs
    friedmanfs
    gradfs
    guenettefs
    haysfs
    hbsdoctoral
    hoekstrafs
    huhfs
    jessicacohenfs
    jschwartzfs1
    kahnefs
    keutschfs
    kominersfs
    kramerfs
    lichtmanfs
    liranhbsfs
    maggiorifs1
    masonfs1
    mczfs
    miratrixfs
    murrayfs1
    murraylab
    nagaifs
    nallamalafs
    nmrfs
    olveczky
    pallaisfs1
    pkelleyfs1
    qbrc
    rjwoodfs
    rubinfs
    rushfs
    schnappfs
    seeberfs
    sequencing
    srivastavafs
    sunfs
    surbeckfs
    voolfs
    wagersfs1
    whipplefs
    whitedfs
    yacobyfs
    yaufs
    yuanfs
    yufs1
    yunzhangfs
    zhuangfs
    reecefs
    hausmannfs
    illumina
    girguisfs

Additions or updates to this work will be posted on this page.

Please see our Status Page on the day for status updates and progress: https://status.rc.fas.harvard.edu/

 

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