This outage was resolved at ~2pm Aug 30.
Prior Information Follows:
Outage: Intermittent DNS failures are causing slow network response times and intermittent application outages
General Impact: Our DNS servers are having trouble responding to queries. The servers are having longer than normal response times for those queries to increase and some queries are failing. These failures may manifest themselves as slow web pages, login failures, and slow server response times.
we are investigating the cause of the issue and will update you as we have more information
Resolved at approx 2:10PM Monday Aug 19
A networking switch failure is impacting the following services:
Internal Telephone Calls to/from some buildings.
Inbound Telephone Calls to some buildings.
Verizon Coverage in Building 59
There is not an ETA for resolution at this time.
On August 13, 2019 Microsoft released a warning to update and reboot your system due to new Microsoft Remote Desktop Services vulnerabilities:
This affects the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7
Berkeley Lab IT suggests all Windows users patch and reboot all systems immediately. Updates will also be released using BigFix for systems that were not patched through normal operations.
Advice: Always keep your system and all software up to date and REBOOT at least once a month.