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Aspera Shares Outage Scheduled for weekend of April 2~3

VicNode has been advised that an outage is required to upgrade the Aspera Shares Data Transfer Node at Monash. This does not affect the VicNode storage systems. Market and Vault shares will continue to operate, but access via Aspera Shares will not be available. Computational allocations are not affected by this outage and will continue to be accessible via NeCTAR. No data is at risk and operations are proceeding normally.

The Monash Server team have proposed a date and time outside normal business hours to minimize any potential disruption to VicNode users workflow, but have also asked if there were plans scheduled for the same time. If this time and date will affect your planned operations, please contact us via support@vicnode.org.au

Date: April 2 thru 3, (Saturday/Sunday)
Time: 8:00 ADST Saturday ~ 19:00 AEST Sunday
Duration: ~2 Days

Services Affected:
. Aspera Shares – Shares on https://shares.vicnode.org.au/

Collections temporarily inaccessible via Aspera Shares:
2013R1.2 Circus Oz Archive
2013R4.7 Nold Laboratory
2014R8.1 Sky Survey
2014R8.3 Global IP Survey
2014R10.9 IMBL (Australian Synchrotron)
2014R11.11 Bryson-Richardson Lab
2014R12.1 Phase Contrast X-Ray
2014R13.2 4D computed tomography and lung function imaging
2015R17.1 Victoria Fire Weather Climatology
2015R19.2 Bee Insect Project
2015MON001 Earth Observation Data
RITP-200 Advanced Molecular Imaging

We apologize in advance for this disruption and hope that the timing is not too inconvenient.

Stephen Dart | VicNode Research Data Infrastructure Specialist

Monash Outage Scheduled for January 21, Market and Vault Shares Unavailable

VicNode has been advised that an outage is required at the Monash Operating Centre to upgrade network access to the storage system. Access only to Market and Vault shares located at Monash will be disrupted. Computational allocations are not affected by this outage. No data is at risk and operations are proceeding normally.

The Monash Network team have proposed a date and time outside normal business hours to minimize any potential disruption to VicNode users workflow, but have also asked if there were plans scheduled for the same time. If this time and date will affect your planned operations, please contact us via support@vicnode.org.au

Date: January 21, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 18:00~19:00 AEDT (6pm~7pm)
Duration: ~1 hour

Services Affected:
. Monash Market – Shares on SONAS
. Monash Vault – Shares cached on SONAS, stored on TSM/HSM

Collections Affected:
2013R1.2 Circus Oz Living Archive Collection
2013R2.1 Store.Synchrotron
2013R4.1 Clueweb12
2013R4.5 LTRAC
2013R4.7 The Nold Laboratory
2014R6.1 Monash Microimaging Data Store
2014R8.1 Wide-field images of low redshift galaxies
2014R8.2 FLAIR and Bio-Engineering, Dept of Mech & Aerospace Eng, Monash University
2014R8.3 Global IP activity probes, 2003 to 2013
2014R9.02 Store.Synchrotron
2014R9.05 Centre for Electronic Media Art and Animation Data
2014R9.06 Interferome-Interferons Regulated Genes Catalog
2014R9.08 Monash Histology Platform Aperio Data Storage
2014R9.09 Visual History Archive
2014R10.1 Monash Biomedical Imaging Data Collection
2014R10.2 Monash Biomedical Proteomics Facility
2014R10.9 Synchrotron Imaging and Medical Beamline Data
2014R11.01 Squirrel
2014R11.03 Structural Cryo-Electron Microscopy Data Store
2014R11.05 Medical Chemistry Research Data Archive
2014R11.10 Next Generation Sequencing @MicroMon
2014R11.11 Bryson-Richardson Lab Data Collection
2014R11.12 AuScope Underworld Archive
2014R11.16 MHTP Medical Genomics Facility Genomics Data Collection for Collaboration
2014R11.18 FLAIR Experimental Data Sets
2014R12.1 Biomedical Applications of Phase Contrast X-ray Imaging
2014R12.2 Persistence and adaptation genomics collection
2014R12.4 Eliminate Dengue Technology Transfer and Innovation Platform Digital Assets
2014R12.5 Monash Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 3D scan data
2014R14.4 Stock Price Impact Models
2015R15.1 RNA Systems Biology Lab
2015R15.2 Genome-wide mapping of cardiac regulatory elements
2015R15.4 Institute of Railway Technology
2015R15.5 XMFIG Data Store
2015R17.1 Victoria Fire Weather Climatology Dataset
2015R19.2 Bee Insect Project
2015BAP1 Monash Bioinformatics Platform
2015BAP2 Boyce Lab Microbiology
2015BAP3 Curtis Lab Medicine
2015BAP4 Reprogramming and Epigenetics
2015BAP5 BPA Metadata
2015BAP7 Kay Hodkins
2015BAP10 Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function

Any collection making use of SONAS shares via NFS mounts to any host server such as NeCTAR VMs should arrange to dismount prior to and remount the shares after the scheduled downtime. Your VM may require a reboot .

Collection Owners and their technical contacts should have already received this notification by direct email. If you know/hear of someone affected by this outage but has not receive a notification email, please alert us to update the their contact details.

Access to Monash Computational allocations (NeCTAR) will not be affected.

We apologize in advance for this disruption and hope that the timing is not too inconvenient.

Stephen Dart | VicNode Research Data Infrastructure Specialist

Planned non-disruptive maintenance at The University of Melbourne operating centre on January 19 and January 20

The University of Melbourne operating centre is planning two separate non disruptive 2-hour maintenance windows to perform essential maintenance on VicNode storage infrastructure next week.

Day 1: 19 January 11am – 1pm

Day2: 20 January 11am – 1pm

The affected storage products are:

  • VicNode@UoM – Market (NetApp Cluster)
  • VicNode@UoM – Vault (NetApp E-series)

IMPACT

We expect this to be a non-disruptive maintenance work.

ACTION REQUIRED

  • It is recommended that users to retain a local copy of the data they are currently working on if access to the data is required during the maintenance
  • Ensure that the above items are completed well in advance of the maintenance start time

Users will be notified when the maintenance has been completed

If you have any queries regarding this planned maintenance work, please contact us by email: support@vicnode.org.au.

Network Switch Failure at University of Melbourne – 10th Nov 2015

We have had reports this morning (10-Nov-2015) of some VicNode users having access problems.

As of 11:30am there was known to be a network switch failure within the Queensbury St datacentre that may affect NeCTAR dashboard logins and connections to VicNode storage.

University of Melbourne DevOps team has been involved in resolving the situation and wanted to pass on that other network switches are currently “learning” routes around the failure and the Datacentre Networks team are working on replacing the failed switch.

If the situation requires longer term work-a-rounds, we will communicate on this topic again.

Our apologies for this interruption to service.

SteveD for the VicNode Team.

New VicNode Collections Manager

The VicNode Project is pleased to introduce the new VicNode Collections Manager Jared Winton. Jared is the new point of contact for collections and questions regarding the usage of VicNode storage and services. He will work with researchers, eResearch Centres, facilities and research communities across Victoria to manage, promote and establish collections and services on the VicNode storage infrastructure.All Photos - 1 of 1 copy

During 2008-2015, Jared Winton worked for Victorian state based eResearch bodies VeRSI (Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative) and the V3 Alliance. Jared took on a variety of roles in this time from Software Engineer through to managing the Application Services team.

Jared has strong experience in the research sector. He works with researchers, research teams and institutional teams such as Libraries and Research Offices. Jared has delivered projects across many different disciplines from Archeology to Neuro-Imaging and many different institutions and government funded projects such as NeCTAR, RDSI, ANDS and AAF.

Jared’s field of research has been at the University of Melbourne Experimental Particle Physics group as a Research Fellow contributing to the collaboration with the Swiss Light Source, in the area of silicon based particle detector research and development.

If anyone would like to meet with Jared, please simply get in touch with VicNode to arrange a time.

Storage Decision Tree: Understanding storage options and tools

This week the VicNode team has been at eResearch Australasia talking to researchers about their storage requirements and discussing how VicNode can support them.

Researchers loved our Decision Tree poster — linking the researchers storage needs to our storage products, and the ways they can access their data. And we had many requests to make it available, so here it is …

Decision Tree Poster

For those of you wanting a quick overview of VicNode we also have an up-to-date summary poster.


VicNode Poster 2015

VicNode storing over 2PB of nationally significant research data!

VicNode has passed the 2 Petabyte (PB) mark for research data identified through the ReDS Merit Allocation Scheme stored on our infrastructure across both operating centres at Monash University and the University of Melbourne.

As of today VicNode is storing a total of 2,269.5TB of research data. This breaks down into:

VicNode (ReDS) National Merit Scheme – 2,232.9TB
VicNode (DSDBI) Victorian Merit Scheme – 36.6 TB

For a full list of all VicNode collections please check out  http://vicnode.org.au/collections/

 

Monash Outage Scheduled for August 31, Market and Vault Shares Unavailable

VicNode has been advised that an outage is required at the Monash Operating Centre to fix a fault in the data storage system. Access only to Market and Vault shares will be disrupted. Computational allocations are not affected by this outage. No data is at risk and operations are proceeding normally as the issue has been effectively bypassed by the rest of the system.

The Vendor and Monash have proposed a date and time outside normal business hours to minimize any potential disruption to VicNode users workflow, but have also asked if there were plans schedule for the same time. If this time and date will affect your planned operations, please contact us via support@vicnode.org.au

Date: August 31, 2015 (Monday)
Time: 17:00~23:00 (5pm~11pm)
Duration: 4~6 hours max

Services Affected:
. Monash Market – Shares on SONAS
. Monash Vault – Shares cached on SONAS, stored on TSM/HSM

Collections Affected:
2013R1.2 Circus Oz Living Archive Collection
2013R2.1 Store.Synchrotron
2013R4.1 Clueweb12
2013R4.5 LTRAC
2013R4.7 The Nold Laboratory – Translational Immunology in Neonatal – Diseases and Beyond
2014R10.1 Monash Biomedical Imaging Data Collection
2014R10.2 Monash Biomedical Proteomics Facility
2014R10.9 Synchrotron Imaging and Medical Beamline Data
2014R11.01 Squirrel
2014R11.03 Structural Cryo-Electron Microscopy Data Store
2014R11.05 Medical Chemistry Research Data Archive
2014R11.10 Next Generation Sequencing @MicroMon
2014R11.11 Bryson-Richardson Lab Data Collection
2014R11.12 AuScope Underworld Archive
2014R11.16 MHTP Medical Genomics Facility Genomics Data Collection for Collaboration
2014R11.18 FLAIR Experimental Data Sets
2014R12.1 Biomedical Applications of Phase Contrast X-ray Imaging
2014R12.4 Eliminate Dengue Technology Transfer and Innovation Platform Digital Assets
2014R12.5 Monash Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 3D scan data
2014R14.4 Stock Price Impact Models
2014R6.1 Monash Microimaging Data Store
2014R8.1 Wide-field images of low redshift galaxies
2014R8.2 FLAIR and Bio-Engineering, Dept of Mech & Aerospace Eng, Monash University
2014R8.3 Global IP activity probes, 2003 to 2013
2014R9.03 Smaug
2014R9.08 Monash Histology Platform Aperio Data Storage
2014R9.09 Visual History Archive
2015BAP1 Monash Bioinformatics Platform
2015BAP3 Curtis Lab Medicine
2015BAP4 Reprogramming and Epigenetics
2015R15.1 RNA Systems Biology Lab
2015R15.4 Institute of Railway Technology
2015R17.1 Victoria Fire Weather Climatology Dataset
2014R8.3 Global IP activity probes, 2003 to 2013
2014R9.02 Store.Synchrotron
2014R9.05 Centre for Electronic Media Art and Animation Data
2014R9.06 Interferome-Interferons Regulated Genes Catalog
2014R9.08 Monash Histology Platform Aperio Data Storage
2015BAP1 Monash Bioinformatics Platform
2015BAP2 Boyce Lab Microbiology
2015BAP3 Curtis Lab Medicine
2015BAP4 Reprogramming and Epigenetics
2015BAP5 BPA Metadata
2015BAP7 Kay Hodkins

Any collection making use of these shares via NFS mounts to any host server such as NeCTAR VMs should arrange to dismount prior to and remount the shares after the scheduled downtime. A reboot may be required.

Collection Owners and their technical contacts will be emailed directly with the same advice.

Access to Monash Computational allocations (NeCTAR) will not be affected.

We apologize in advance for this disruption and hope that the timing is not too inconvenient.

Stephen Dart | VicNode Research Data Infrastructure Specialist