From the inbox:
Services Affected: ALL Virtual Machines and Services
Impact to Campus: (Service) is currently unavailable due to an unplanned service interruption.
Additional Information: At ~ 5:00pm, ITS has begun the process of shutting down all systems attached to the failed storage in preparation for executing the vendor recovery plan. During this preparation, it has become apparent there are additional underlying issues associated with the virtualization hosts. Because of this, and in an effort to meet our specified time objective, ITS will need to take down all systems and services on the virtualization hosts, including those services previously identified as migrated and stable. These services will need to remain down until until all storage is stabilized. This will likely be sometime on Thursday morning, with our objective being prior to start of business and our focus being on ASUlearn and core services first.
ITS realizes the impact this will have on our services and mission, but at this point it is a necessary cost to restore the services in the most expedient and stable manner.
I'm sure some jackbooted thug will bust my door down if I make fun of this email, but really? Who is writing this thing? Am I in an episode of 24?
And please note that this is very serious. AsULearn is our course management software. I have two problem sets that students can't get access to.
Anyway, I'm gonna shut down all systems too.