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The CIF Domain is down ! PDF
Written by Yannick KREMPP   
Sunday, 04 December 2011

Dear CIF Users

 We have currently some serious issues with our domain controllers and the three sites are affected (BUGNON, DORIGNY, EPALINGES).

- Connections to ATLAS are down.
- Login in the CIF domain are impossible.
- Maybe other issues which are not mentionned here could occur.

 We apologize for the inconvenience, and be assured that we try our best to fix these problems as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you have scheduled an experiment on our systems, please refer to the technician who's the only person who can open you a temporary session. You can also ask us to postpone your reservations.

 The CIF Staff.

UPDATE 05.12.2011 10h00 

The UNIL informatics center and are currently monitoring the main UNIL controllers to find some clues about the crash. We are still investigating on the CIF side.

Please also note that this problem only affects the CIF domain.

 The CIF Staff. 

UPDATE 05.12.2011 12h00 

The login problems seem to affect only the Bugnon campus. The access to the servers still remains problematic for everyone.

 The CIF Staff. 

UPDATE 05.12.2011 15h00 

Correction: The login problems seem to affect also Epalinges since this morning and Dorigny since this afternoon.

 The CIF Staff.  

UPDATE 05.12.2011 16h45 

Time sync has been fixed, it was blocking the replication of the domain controllers. Trust relationship between AD and the CIF has been rebuilt. The login problem remains, and the issue has been transmitted to Microsoft.

UPDATE 05.12.2011 18h00

The UNIL IT, LANExpert and Microsfot are still working the issue. More feedback tomorrow at 10h00.

 The CIF Staff.   

UPDATE 06.12.2011 10h00

Still working on it.

 The CIF Staff.   

UPDATE 06.12.2011 14h00

The team is trying to revive our main domain controller, VULCAIN. This implies rebooting it quite often, and the side effect is this website  (although hosted on another server) might hang or block your connection. The authentication on the CIF website checks your ID against the user database (AD) stored on VULCAIN. So we can consider the booking system down as well.

 The CIF Staff.    

UPDATE 06.12.2011 14h10

Temporary workaround found to solve the website authentication. The booking system should be available.

The CIF Staff.     

FINAL UPDATE 06.12.2011 15h30

Problem solved !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone should be able to log in using their CIF credentials as usual. The website FTP access remains buggy, but it should be restored rapidly.

If you encounter any issues, please report to your local technical manger or directly to me: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The CIF Staff.      

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 December 2011 )
Access you data through an FTP Client PDF
Written by Yannick KREMPP   
Monday, 20 June 2011

Here's a quick video tutorial on how to setup a free FTP client software to access the data stored on our ATLAS file server.

Please keep in mind that this will only work on machines that have already access to the UNIL network (authentified using this link  if you're logging from home) 

Select 720p (HD) and put the video fullscreen to be able to follow the instructions.


Last Updated ( Monday, 20 June 2011 )
Room left for next CIF workshop ! PDF
Written by Yannick KREMPP   
Thursday, 16 June 2011

Dear users, we still have a few seats available for the upcoming CIF workshop at the Bugnon campus.

The topic will be Imaris (3D reconstruction) and Huygens (Deconvolution).

Don't miss the opportunity ! The workshop will be given Tuesday, June 21st, APP room 208, 12h15-14h00. 

If you're interested, please get in touch with Jean-Yves Chatton ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to register.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 June 2011 )
Special Event ! PDF
Written by Yannick KREMPP   
Wednesday, 26 January 2011

People interested in learning about new opportunities for 2-photon microscopy at CIF are invited to attend the following



  CIF special workshop

  “Two-photon microscopy


new technological developments at CIF”

 Wednesday, February 9th 2011 at 12:15 pm

in the “Petit Auditoire de l’Ecole de Médecine”

Department of Cellular Biology and Morphology

University of Lausanne

Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne


We will review the existing technology and present our new custom-made live imaging 2-photon microscope (link). We will also discuss future developments of optical imaging technologies that we plan to make accessible to the FBM community. People interested in these new perspectives of the CIF activities will be welcome to make suggestions and express their needs. From these discussions, the CIF and the FBM will evaluate what type of technological developments to undertake for the benefit of CIF users. No registration is needed.

 The CIF development team.

For more information contact Christophe Lamy (021 692 5117 // This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Jean-Yves Chatton (021 692 5106 // This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

 Please fill this survey : CIF 2P Survey

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 February 2011 )
Written by Florence MORGENTHALER   
Friday, 10 December 2010

If you are interested in fluorescence imaging, don't miss this course:

 coursjyc_150pixels.jpg "Introduction to fluorescence imaging for the analysis of living cells"

Privat docent course & Cellular Imaging Facility (CIF)

Localisation: Petit Auditoire de l'Ecole de Médecine (Bugnon 9).

Time: Winter semester - Tuesdays from 12:15 to 14:00.

Detailed program & registration: pdf (also available under "Courses" section of our website).

The CIF staff

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