September 2020 Maintenance

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrade to various MSI systems. Primary Storage, Mesabi, and Mangi will be unavailable throughout much of the day.

A global system reservation will start at 5:00 a.m. CDT on September 2. Jobs that cannot be completed before 5:00 a.m. on September 2 will be held until after maintenance and then started once the system returns to production status.

September maintenance will include:

  • Panasas Maintenance
    • Physical work on Panasas shelves will require powering down Tier 1 storage. As Tier 1 is a critical component of our compute infrastructure, users are unlikely to be able to begin running jobs until the very end of the planned maintenance period. All systems will be down for most of the day.

Systems status is always available on our Status page

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the MSI Help Desk through our online Support Request Form or via email to