Resolved: ITS MiStorage Maintenance – Sunday, October 8

On Sunday, October 8 starting at 4:00 a.m., ITS will be performing maintenance on the MiStorage servers that host CAEN Windows home directories. The maintenance is expected to last until 7:00 a.m. During that time, users may experience brief outages while attempting to access their Windows home directories. Further updates on this maintenance can be found at the ITS Service Status page.

Resolved: STAR-CCM+ Licensing – Friday, September 29

Update: New licenses for STAR-CCM+ have been installed.

The STAR-CCM+ software license is scheduled to expire at midnight on September 29, 2017. CAEN is working with Siemens to renew the license, and we expect to have a replacement license soon.

This outage will impact use of STAR-CCM+ in CAEN Labs, on Flux, and in College of Engineering department and private labs.

Resolved: CLSE Server Maintenance – Monday, September 25

On Monday, September 25 between 5:00 and 8:30 a.m., maintenance has been scheduled for servers that support the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE). This maintenance is intended to update the Cloudpaging software-on-demand service, enabling additional methods of software deployment to users in CAEN Labs.

The following services may experience an outage during the above maintenance timeframe:

SolidWorks Virtualization Error – Wednesday, September 20

Update – 9/27: The large majority of CAEN computers have been updated with a fix to resolve the SolidWorks virtualization error.

Students are still encouraged to report any errors they may encounter when launching SolidWorks on any CAEN computer.

SolidWorks on the CAEN Lab Software Environment (CLSE) for Windows is currently suffering from a virtualization issue that has negatively impacted its use in many computer labs. CAEN staff are currently working on a systematic fix, and have been fixing the error on individual computers as they are reported. Students who receive any error when attempting to launch SolidWorks on a CAEN computer are encouraged to report it by sending email to

This posting will be updated with further details on the solution as they become available.