*What is happening?*
Starting at 6AM on Sunday January 8th.  We will apply updates to and
restart o <http://nameo.its.maine.edu/>ur LDAP servers.   We will also take
this opportunity to defragment the LDAP databases.  The affected machines
are LV-O-LDAP-M, LV-O-LDAP-B, NameO, and NameP.   We will do these one at a
time so no more than one server will be unavailable at a time.

Most services should be unaffected since we run redundant LDAP servers.
 Password changes may be delayed while an LDAP server is down.

*How long will it take?*
We expect this work to take about 15 minutes per LDAP server.

*Why is this work necessary?*
For security and support reasons we need to keep our systems running on
recent well supported operating systems.  From time to time the LDAP database
becomes fragmented and must be rebuilt to maintain performance.

What happens if the work is not successful?

We will back out to the previous configuration on these machines.

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Irelann Kerry Anderson          phone:    (207)581-3508
Systems and Operations
Information Technology Services
University of Maine System
5752 Neville Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5752