IT News You Can Use - May 22

Posted: May 22, 2023

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Accessibility Tips and Tricks

Join Ashley Bricker on Wednesday, May 24 from 10-11AM for Digital Accessibility Coffee Hour. This week’s DACH will be an open discussion about accessibility so bring your questions or something you are working on for Ashley to assist with. 

 Upcoming Work

Between Thursday, May 25th at 11:00 P.M. and Friday, May 26th at 3:00 A.M., ETS will be performing network maintenance on equipment at Don Scott Airport. During this period there will be network outages to wired network connections at Don Scott Airport and the Aerospace Research Center (ARC). Wireless network service access will not be impacted.


Important: The information below applies to Engineering Linux systems managed by ETS.


On Wednesday, May 24th at 10:00 P.M., ETS will start the process that updates all COE Linux systems managed by ETS. 

The process will take some time and will run overnight. We do not expect the update process to cause interruptions, but we recommend that you save any open documents before the update process begins.


On Thursday, May 25th at 7:15 A.M., ETS will begin rebooting all COE Linux systems managed by ETS.

Please save your work and logoff before the reboot process begins to avoid losing any unsaved work.


Please ensure that any Linux systems you, or a group you manage uses, are powered on before May 24th to ensure they are updated and rebooted.


If you encounter any issues on your Linux system(s) after 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 25th, please submit an ETS ticket at  In the ticket description, please note that it's a Linux system, the hostname of the system, and its location (if known), and someone will assist you as soon as they are available.