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Axle.doit.wisc.edu move 1/12 AM

Posted: 06:06:30, Wednesday, Jan 10, 2001   Expiration: 06:06:30, Wednesday, Jan 10, 2001  

Axle, the DoIT development server, is moving to a new platform in the AM of Friday Jan 12. Below is a list of problems that may occur and that may result in calls to the help desk...

Axle, the DoIT development server is moving to a new platform in the AM of Friday Jan 12. Below is a list of problems that may occur and that may result in calls to the help desk:

  1. Over the night of Thusday 1/11 Oracle databases will be shut down in order to move them to the new machine. Your staff who use axle during the evening and night should refrain from making any changes to their home directories, as these changes may not be picked up and moved. (Though the old axle will exist for a while and data can still be recovered.)

  2. The new machine's main DNS name is hubcap.doit.wisc.edu. But the alias of axle.doit.wisc.edu will be moved to it as well and will continue to work in the future.

  3. The new system should be up, with DNS changes and Oracle databases soon after 7:00 AM.

  4. The old axle.doit.wisc.edu will have a new IP address so that we can catch anyone who might be connecting to it using the old IP address instead of the DNS name. Also, the old name "axle.adp.wisc.edu" will no longer exist.

  5. Everyone's home directory from the old axle will be moved to the new system. All logins and passwords should work as they did on the old system UNLESS passwords have been changed recently. If that happens, contact, or have them contact:
         Larry Nahlik       5-6569
          Earl Dukerschein   5-6531
          Bob Plankers       2-7783
          Bob Mikrut         3-8047
    

We believe that the change should be transparent to all users, but that doesn't mean I would bet as much as a donut on it.

-- Bob Mikrut

Created: 06:06:30, Wednesday, Jan 10, 2001 (by Weizhong W.)
Updated: 06:06:30, Wednesday, Jan 10, 2001 (by Weizhong W.)