The passing

At 16:40 this afternoon I issued the final 'cluster down' command on the WUF cluster. This 6 node NetWare cluster was born August 26, 2003 as NetWare 6.0. It replaced a trio of large file servers (Huey, Dewey, and Louie) that had been providing file-serving to campus, and allowed this critical function to be provided in a highly available way.

As of 16:40 April 12th, 2010, WWU Information Technology Services was no longer in the Novell File Serving business. Other entities on campus still provide this service. ITS continues to provide identity management and replica hosting to eDirectory.

The remains of WUF will be cleaned up over the next couple of days.