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Thursday, March 16, 2017

CLA-Wide IT Maintenance - Systems Not Available March 19th

Sunday, March 19th
6:00 a.m. until noon

Services Affected

  • Linux terminal server (LTS)
  • Research and compute servers (e.g. compute.cla.umn.edu, BLiSS)
  • Unix-based file servers (“pkg” directories, clio, thalia)
  • Active Directory file storage (home or “H” drive, shared or “S” drive, project folders)
  • Windows terminal server (WTS)

Services Not Affected

  • Database servers
  • Web servers
  • License servers (SPSS, Mathematica, et al.)
  • Print servers
  • Google Apps (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sites)
  • z.umn.edu URL shortener

Work Being Performed

Between 6:00 a.m. and noon on Sunday, the University’s storage team will be updating a storage service that many University units depend on, including CLA. (Additional information is available at http://systemstatus.umn.edu/; if you have access to Service Now, see CHG0039760.) Expect your home and shared drives to be unvailable during this period.
Can I work during the maintenance window?
Avoid using affected services during the maintenance window. While they may at times be available, they can and will be shut down without warning and may be unavailable for an extended period of time.
How do I find out more?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 612-301-4357 (1-HELP) or help@umn.edu.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Get To Know LATIS’s Eric Wunderlin

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Name: Eric Wunderlin

What is your educational background? A B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a second in Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

When did you start working at UMN?  I started at CSOM in 1995 as a student worker in their labs and doing desktop support.

What is your current job title and describe what you do ? I am a System Engineer. I make technology work.

What brought you to your current job?  Bartering - CLA manages CSOM’s servers and in exchange I work 75% time at CLA.

What is your favorite aspect of your job? Playing with new technology.  And I’ll throw in my least favorite: fighting with ancient technology

Tell us about one of the coolest projects you’ve worked on for your job at the U? The project I liked the most is our executive education classrooms that built almost 10 years ago.  The assistant dean at the time asked us for pie in the sky proposal and then let us build it.

What is your favorite place on campus?  I like the outdoor spaces on St. Paul campus.

What was your worst or most unusual job? Customer Service Rep at Best Buy.

People may be surprised to know: I have six fairly large koi fish in a pond in my front yard.