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March 13, 2024

Firebird Firewall Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jeff Valdez @ 12:23 pm

Summary: The firewall protecting access to Firebird needs to be updated to avoid certificate expiration at the end of the month. 

Details: The network team needs to update the code on the firewalls protecting access to Firebird. As the connections are switched over to the High Availability (HA) pair, users might experience disconnections. The upgrade is needed to avoid certificate expiration at the end of the month; it was not done during the last maintenance day due to delays in the release of the production version of the code and it cannot wait until the next maintenance day.

The update will be completed during tomorrow’s network change window, Thursday, March 14, starting at 8 PM EDT, and finishing no later than 11:59 PM EDT. The upgrade itself will take about 30 minutes to complete within that time frame.

Impact: Access to Firebird head nodes will be impacted. Running batch jobs on the Slurm scheduler will continue without issues, but interactive jobs may be disrupted.

Thank you for your patience as we complete this update. Please contact us at with any questions. 

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