PASS Upgrade on August 4, 2016

On Thursday, August 4th, during the regularly scheduled maintenance window (5-7 AM) ITS will upgrade the /pass/users filesystem in PASS. This will expand the size of the filesystem and upgrade it to the newer features of GPFS 4.1. In order to perform this upgrade, all services that rely upon it will become unavailable during the majority of the ITS maintenance window, 5-7am. These services include, but are not limited to the following:
– PASS Gateways (SMB/CIFS, NFS, Secure FTP)
– PASS Explorer,
– The personal web servers, and

ITS staff, with assistance of the vendor, addressed the problems encountered during the July 27, attempt at upgrading PASS as described in ITS alert #4147 (

This change is tracked in Service Now as CHG0037748.

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