Outage Notification


We strive to provide advance notice whenever we must schedule an interruption of service; in addition, we post announcements on our web site in the event of an unplanned service outage. We recommend that you use at least one of the channels of communication described in this section so that you are not caught unaware by a service outage.

When you receive notification that an interruption of service will take place, please be sure to save all work and disconnect from all of our login servers at least 30 minutes before the start of the scheduled outage window. The outage notification specifies which managed services will be affected.

If you have questions concerning an interruption in service, please contact us.

Mailing List

You can sign up to receive outage announcements by email.


Notifications also posted on our website calendar. If you have an RSS reader you can import the feed, or add the Ical feed to your calendar (e.g. Google calendar).

RCE Outage Notifier

A Gnome panel widget displays outages for researchers logged in via NX (NoMachine). The icon can be left-clicked to display all pop-up notifications at any time, or right-clicked to open the outages calendar on this website.

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If you are logged in via SSH, you can display all outages by using the command outages.