EECS Systems Downtime - Monday, January 9, 2023

The EECS IT Staff will be performing hardware and software updates on a number of departmental servers on Monday, January 9, 2023. All day, IT services provided by the EECS department will see extended periods of unavailability.

Affected services include but are not limited to:  

  • NFS (server) file access such as Linux home directories, research and storage areas, VLSI software, etc.
  • Access to Linux storage via Windows file sharing (“L: Drive”)
  • Log-in to EECS Linux systems including labs and EECS IT-managed research servers
  • Software license checkouts
  • Access to EECS-hosted personal home pages, research websites, etc. 

Services that should not be affected include:

  • The main departmental website (
  • Email
  • Log-in to EECS IT-supported Windows systems (e.g. the VDI systems)

The EECS IT Staff requests that you save or checkpoint your work and log off from any EECS Linux systems. Client systems may require reboots after the downtime has concluded.
Up to date information will be posted to the @UTKEECIT Twitter feed. If you have any questions, please reply to this email or contact the EECS IT Staff via the usual channels.