This website was created as part of Berkeley Lab's emergency response plan for local and regional disasters. In the event of any disruption of services, this site will provide a means for Lab employees to communicate with each other and stay informed on the status of lab operations. Internet requests for will automatically redirect to this site if an emergency plan has been put into effect. The site can also be used by customers and lab employees who are having difficulty connecting to lab services to verify that no disruption has taken place and all services are available. The Emergency Status Information Line is: 1-800-445-5830

Current Status

We think things are OK.  If you don't, try emailing

Scheduled Events

**** MAJOR IT OUTAGE SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 26, 2014.  More information:

Previous Events

Sunday August 24

Following this morning's 6.0 Napa earthquake, Berkeley Lab staff are conducting a coordinated damage assessment of the Lab site. 

At this time there have been no reports of major damage to the facility. A more comprehensive inspection of individual laboratories and building interiors is now under way. At this point, there are no additional access restrictions. 

We fully expect Monday will be a normal workday.

July 11, 2PM:  We're making changes to,, and - you'll see this page until the changes are complete.

Scheduled downtime for www and several other applications until 9pm on May 16th.

Mar 14  Minor Scheduled Maintenance 6-9pm, and selected additional systems.

Jan 17 Major outage of IT Systems scheduled for Friday Jan 17th 6pm-10pm  More    Most services restored by 8.30PM

Dec 30, at 12:15PM there was  a problem during a scheduled electrical maintenance activity.  Connectivity was restored at 4:05PM. 

Dec 13, 6pm - Major outage of IT provided services.   information>>>

Nov 6 2013:  The power distribution hardware described in the incident this morning failed again around 12:30PM today, impacting www, mail delivery, commons, and many other services.  It was resolved around 12:48.

Nov 6, 2013: We experienced an outage of www, commons, and email delivery due to the failure of a piece of power distribution hardware in the datacenter.  Services have been restored. 

April 2, 2012: LBNL experienced technical problem with the main Lab web server ( from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.

July 26, 2012: We conducted a test of our website disaster recovery procedure from 5:00pm to 5:15pm Thursday, July 26, 2012. During the test, users attempting to access were redirected to this site.

July 5, 2012: We conducted a test of our website disaster recovery procedure from 7:00pm to 7:15pm Thursday, July 5, 2012. During the test, users attempting to access were redirected to this site.

June 8, 2012: Due to an emergency outage, Berkeley Lab experienced a loss of Internet connectivity. Email, voicemail, and other IT services were impacted.

Dec 2-3 2011 Outage is Complete.  All systems are operational.  

For Google Apps for Berkeley Lab Status Information Click Here.
 Note that this link shows status information for all Google Apps services, not just those provided to LBL, so an issue may display there that doesn't impact us.

Recent Networking Events Are Recorded Here: