AlmaLinux 9

On 30-Jun-2024, Scientific Linux 7 (SL7) will reach its end-of-life and will no longer receive updates after that date. CLASSE-IT recommends and is supporting AlmaLinux 9, a rebuild of RedHat Enterprise Linux 9 (EL9), as a successor to Scientific Linux 7.

Please submit a ServiceRequest to have your SL7 desktop or workstation upgraded to AlmaLinux 9, and consider switching from (SL7) to (AlmaLinux 9) as a general-purpose landing pad.

Reboot your Linux computer

When returning to work after the break, please consider rebooting your linux computer to pick up the new kernels and drivers pushed before the break.

Run Lenovo Updates on CLASSE-Managed Windows Computers

On CLASSE-managed Lenovo computers, the Lenovo System Update utility is used to push new firmware and hardware drivers directly from Lenovo, which can, in particular, help resolve video and network issues observed with laptop docks. If you have a CLASSE-managed Windows Lenovo computer, please run the Lenovo System Update manually once per month by following these instructions:
  1. Go to the Start Menu and scroll down (search won't find it) and click on "lenovo" and then "System Update".
  2. Click through and select the recommended updates.
  3. Install the updates and reboot when prompted.
In some cases, a reboot will be required, so please plan accordingly. Please submit a ServiceRequest if you have any questions or concerns about these instructions.

General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.

Questions or problems? Submit a service request.

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Topic revision: r2 - 02 Jan 2024, WilliamBrangan
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