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[Complete] Emergency Firewall Upgrade – starting today (01/14) at 8:00pm

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Dear PACE users,

OIT will conduct an emergency firewall upgrade starting this evening, 01/14/2021, at 8:00pm to 10:00pm.   This upgrade is expected to impact VPN access, as a result, it is possible that connections in and out of PACE (e.g., interactive sessions, file transfers) may be interrupted during that period of time.

Who is impacted: During the emergency firewall upgrade window,  there is a possibility that PACE users may not be able to connect to PACE resources and/or they may lose connection briefly.  We encourage users to avoid running interactive jobs (e.g., VNC/X11) that rely on an active SSH connection to a PACE cluster during this time frame to avoid sudden interruptions due to a loss of connection to the PACE resources.  Batch jobs that are running and queued in the PACE schedulers will operate normally; however, any jobs that require resources outside of PACE or Internet will be subject to interruptions during this maintenance activity.  This maintenance activity will not affect any of the PACE storage systems.

What PACE will do:  PACE will remain on standby during this emergency firewall upgrade to monitor the systems, and report on any interruptions in service.   Up-to-date progress will be provided on Georgia Tech’s Status page,

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and if you have any questions, please direct them to

The PACE Team



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