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 www.lbl.gov 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


[In Progress] 18 February 2018 - StrongID - "Unlicensed version" message


Users may be presented with the message "Unlicensed version - use is illegal." when attempting to login to their computers using StrongID.

Please be advised that the software in question is fully licensed, and that the software is still in full compliance with licensing terms. IT recommends that you disregard the message, and login as you would normally do. 

IT expects to have a new license key pushed to all workstations by the end of the day. The message should not reappear after your next reboot. In the meantime, you can continue to use the system as needed.

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[Resolved] 29 Jan 2018, 1:04PM-3:45PM Resolved

Resolved.   Unplanned outage of incoming phone calls to the Laboratory due to failure of circuit between LBL and AT&T.  Intermittent inbound calls were possible during some of this outage.   

19 January 2018, 1:00 PM  


In the event of a government shutdown at midnight tonight, Berkeley Lab will be open for normal operations on Monday, Jan. 22.

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4 January 2018, 6:21 AM 

The Laboratory is operating on normal status and all services are available.

No impact on Lab operations from the 4.4 Magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault at 2:39 AM. 

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19 December 2017, 3:30PM - Wildland Fire Drill

This is a drill.


Zones 1 and 2, and Blackberry Gate, are open for vehicle traffic.


This is a drill.


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19 December 2017,  3:03PM - Wildland Fire

This is a drill.


Zones 1 and 2 are released from the Foothill Parking Lot. Personnel may return to the Lab by shuttle or foot. Personnel may also take the shuttle or walk to the Berkeley BART station. Use approved walkways and proceed with caution.


Zones 3, 4, 5, and 6 are released from their shelters. Please use caution when walking back to your building.


Personnel in Zone 7 are released from their shelters.


This is a drill.



19 December 2017, 1:51PM - Wildland Fire 

This is a drill. The Lab’s Emergency Management Team is conducting a rapid mass evacuation/shelter drill today starting at 2:30 p.m.


Persons at the Lab should follow evacuation instructions based on their current zone location.



  • Zone 1 – Personnel that reside in Zone 1 will evacuate their buildings and walk through Blackberry Gate to the Foothill Parking Lot (lower Cyclotron Road).

  • Zone 2 – Personnel that reside in Zone 2 will evacuate their buildings and walk through Blackberry Gate to the Foothill Parking Lot (lower Cyclotron Road).

  • Zone 3 – Personnel in Zone 3 are to shelter-in-place and will be asked to relocate to a pre-identified shelter (Buildings 15, 30, 33, and 80) for the duration of the drill.

  • Zone 4 – Personnel in Zone 4 will evacuate the site via personal car through Grizzly Gate and will not return to the site. Personnel that do not have a personal car will relocate to a pre-identified shelter (Buildings 75, 76, 77A, 78, and 79).

  • Zone 5 – Personnel in Zone 5 will be asked to relocate to a suitable shelter (Buildings 62, 66, and 67) for the duration of the drill.

  • Zone 6 – Personnel in Zone 6 will evacuate via personal car through Strawberry Gate and will not return to the site until the following day. Personnel that do not have a personal car will relocate to a pre-identified shelter (Buildings 74, 84, and 85).

  • Zone 7 – Personnel in Zone 7 (off-site locations) actions are being coordinated with the Building Emergency Team (BET) Leads.

  • Personnel with mobility issues are asked to notify their supervisor or Emergency Management (emergencymanagement@lbl.gov) immediately so that special accommodations can be made.

 

 

 

The zone map is also available online: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_4br-UEuxkTUVNGTkpaVVlSTzA/view

This is a drill.




THIS IS A DRILL



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16 December 2017, 9:30AM-1:30PM - commons.lbl.gov was down for a scheduled upgrade- RESOLVED

The commons.lbl.gov server was offline as the Confluence software was upgraded for security reasons along with new features added in version 6.x of the application.

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11 October 2017, 8:06 AM : Laboratory LDAP Sign-in disrupted for some users--RESOLVED

7:40 AM : Laboratory LDAP Sign-in disrupted for some users

The IT Division is responding to user reports of problems logging into systems using LDAP authentication.  This problem was first reported early this morning and we will provide updates as we diagnose the problem.


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October 4, 2017 5AM - A power issue is impacting 50a, 50c, and 50e and these buildings are currently without power.   Facilities is investigating.    Buildings 50 and 50B currently have power, but did experience a voltage sag during the event. Access to these buildings is currently restricted (7AM)


Previous Events


September 7 2017 Google Drive Service Disruption.  Services restored

August 19-21 2017 Electrical Power Disruption. Services restored

August 2-3 2017:  Fire and Power Event.  Services restored.

May 9-10 2017: Major sitewide power outage.  Services restored.

March 13 2017:  Unscheduled outage of outbound and inbound calling.  Service restored.

Feb 21 2017:  7PM Multiple server outages for scheduled maintenance including commons.   Expected return to service by 10PM tonight.

May 8, 2016: Maintenance for Financial System May 6 Noon - May 8 8AM 2016

April 25, 2016:  Voicemail system outage.  Lab users are unable to leave or retrieve Lab voicemails - RESOLVED

Feb 18, 2016: Unscheduled major network outage impacting many parts of LBL.  - RESOLVED

Dec 18, 2015:  Post 5pm minor outages scheduled for login.lbl.gov, email lists, and other service.  More details here>>>. - RESOLVED

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>>>>  - RESOLVED

Dec 25, 2015: Unscheduled outage of identity management (login, ldap, AD, Pledge/OTP etc) - RESOLVED

Nov 7, 2015: Onsite Power Outage.  Details here>>>  - RESOLVED

Oct 15, 2015: www.lbl.gov, today.lbl.gov, newscenter.lbl.gov problem resolved. 1:03pm.  - RESOLVED

Oct 15, 2015: We are experiencing an outage on www.lbl.gov, today.lbl.gov, and newscenter.lbl.gov 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.  - RESOLVED

Oct 9, 2015:  Drive problem resolved. 1:40pm  - RESOLVED

Oct 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.  - RESOLVED

July 11, 2015 Power Outage  - RESOLVED

Feb 27, 2015 Power Outage  - RESOLVED

Feb 2, 2015: Scheduled outage for www.lbl.gov, today.lbl.gov, newscenter.lbl.gov and other hosted wordpress sites - RESOLVED

Dec 26, 2014: MAJOR IT OUTAGE COMPLETE *** - RESOLVED

Aug 24, 2014: Following this morning's 6.0 Napa earthquake, Berkeley Lab staff are conducting a coordinated damage assessment of the Lab site. --Resolved

July 11, 2014 2PM:  We're making changes to www.lbl.gov, today.lbl.gov, and newscenter.lbl.gov - RESOLVED

May 16, 2014: Scheduled downtime for www and several other applications until 9pm. - RESOLVED

Mar 14, 2014  Minor Scheduled Maintenance 6-9pm, www.lbl.gov and selected additional systems.- RESOLVED

Jan 17, 2014  Major outage of IT Systems scheduled for Friday Jan 17th 6pm-10pm  More    Most services restored by 8.30PM- RESOLVED

Dec 30, 2013 at 12:15PM there was  a problem during a scheduled electrical maintenance activity.  Connectivity was restored at 4:05PM. - RESOLVED

Dec 13, 2013 at 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 (www.lbl.gov) 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 www.lbl.gov 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 www.lbl.gov 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: