Category Archives: Service Update

Proposed power supply work in the Forum self-managed server room IF-B.Z14

[Revised & updated, Tuesday 19th January 2020] The information in this blog post is relevant to anybody who manages or uses a self-managed server located in the Informatics Forum self-managed server room IF-B.Z14. It does not relate to equipment located … Continue reading

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Switch to EdPrint

As announced on sys-announce we will shortly be migrating all the existing Informatics cloud printers to the EdPrint system. The blurb from Information Services: What’s happening and when? Information Services is launching EdPrint over the next few months, a major … Continue reading

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Power to self-managed servers in the Informatics Forum

If you don’t use any servers in either of the Forum self-managed server rooms, then please ignore this blog post – and have a nice day! However, if you do use any such machines, then it is important that you … Continue reading

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Review of www.inf.ed.ac.uk CGIs

For security reasons we are reviewing our use of user authored CGI scripts that are currently running on our web services. Those CGIs that run as the author, such as those on homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk and sweb.inf.ed.ac.uk, are not under review at … Continue reading

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Forum server room UPS upgrade programme

Earlier this year, we mentioned that we intended to replace the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system which supplies power to all of the server rooms located in the Informatics Forum – see our blog post Forum server room UPS from … Continue reading

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No new local blogs on blogs.inf or wp.inf

With the introduction of the University’s centrally provided blogging service (blogs.ed.ac.uk), no new blogs will be created on the Informatics blog.inf.ed.ac.uk and wp.inf.ed.ac.uk services. The central service is based on a current version of WordPress, and has a selection of … Continue reading

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Upgrade of rack power bars in Forum self-managed server room IF-B.Z14

We are about to upgrade all rack power bars in the Informatics Forum self-managed server room IF-B.Z14. We will be replacing the existing metered power bars (APC models AP7853 and AP8853) with switched versions (APC model AP8953). The new power … Continue reading

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Forum server room UPS

Last weekend (Saturday 19.1.19), the UPS system which supplies power to the various server rooms located in the Informatics Forum developed a fault which meant that one half of the pair of units which comprise the UPS went off-line. As … Continue reading

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Forum network switch upgrade

We will soon be replacing all existing 100 Mb/s network switches in all of the Informatics Forum IT closets with new 1Gb/s switches. There are 17 IT closets in the Forum, each of which provides networking connectivity to its nearby … Continue reading

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groups.inf web server upgrade

The web server that hosts the groups.inf.ed.ac.uk web site (and various others) is one of the last to be upgraded to SL7. I had hoped to squeeze it in before the end of the year, but it will now happen … Continue reading

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