[Faccus] Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and license servers maintenance - May 21

Darren Bondy dmbondy at uwaterloo.ca
Fri May 20 12:13:10 EDT 2016

What is happening? Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and license servers will be restarted to apply updates. Servers include: licsrv1, licsrv2, vdisrv1 - 6

When is this happening? Saturday, May 21st  from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

What is the impact? Users' private VDIs and SPSS VDI environments will be unavailable during the maintenance window. Users of MATLAB, Comsol Multiphysics, ArcGIS will not be able to start new instances of the software while the license server is rebooting. Existing sessions should continue to work, but could terminate unexpectedly in case of an extended outage. Work should be saved frequently to avoid data loss.

Additional resources:

*         VDI: https://uwaterloo.ca/information-systems-technology/services/virtual-desktop-infrastructure-vdi

*         Licensed servers: https://uwaterloo.ca/information-systems-technology/services/scientific-computing-software-support

Questions or concerns? Please contact Hong Zheng, h2zheng at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:h2zheng at uwaterloo.ca>.

Recipients of this message: isthd, faccus, ctsc, ucist

Darren Bondy
Information Systems and Technology
(519)888-4567 x49525
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

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