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 things things are ok.  If you don't, email

Scheduled Events

Dec 18, 2015:  Post 5pm minor outages for, email lists, and other service.  More details here>>>.

Dec 27-29, 2015:  Numerous small outages scheduled for offsite buildings and substantial outages scheduled on the main site for Dec 28th.  More details here>>>>

Previous Events

Dec 25th  - unscheduled outage of identity management (login, ldap, AD, Pledge/OTP etc) - Resolved

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 - Onsite Power Ouage.  Details here>>>

October 15, 2015:,, problem resolved. 1:03pm.

October 15, 2015: We are experiencing an outage on,, and starting at approximately 12:15pm. The service provider is in the process of restoring those sites. We will update this page when new information is available.

October 9, 2015:  Drive problem resolved. 1:40pm

October 9, 2015: Google Drive is experiencing an outage which started at approximately 11:30am. Drive is coming back as of  1:15pm, but access to sheets continues to be an issue.

July 11 2015 Power Outage - Resolved

Feb 27 2015Power Outage - resolved.

Feb 2, Scheduled outage for,, and other hosted wordpress sites.   Resolved


Sunday August 24 Following this morning's 6.0 Napa earthquake, Berkeley Lab staff are conducting a coordinated damage assessment of the Lab site. --Resolved

July 11, 2PM:  We're making changes to,, and - RESOLVED

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

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

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

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

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

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.- RESOLVED

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. - RESOLVED

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

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.- RESOLVED

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.- RESOLVED

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

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

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: