OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs., Aug 9, from 12:00AM – 7:30AM

Office of Information Technology will be performing routine systems maintenance which includes but is not limited to rebooting Windows servers as deemed necessary, installing critical patches and other health checks on Thursday, 08/09/2012 from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window.  In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

When: 12:00AM – 7:30AM
Affected services: Blackboard
Affected systems: Blackboard
Description of maintenance: The goal of this upgrade is to install the latest Blackboard service pack.  This includes several security improvements as well as the addition of new features and enhancements to blackboard.
User impact: Users will be unable to access the systems and services listed above. Grades will not be able to be submitted via the egrades building block during Thursday August 9th.

When: 4:30-6:00 AM
Affected services: EMS
Affected systems: sql05vs, fauweb1
Description: EMS has released monthly patches for EMS, VirtualEMS, and MasterCalender, apps and databases. Also the Plan a meeting web service will be installed on fauweb1 in the EMS site.
User Impact: EMS will be online, but some user sessions may be interrupted during service restarts.

When: 5:30AM – 6:00AM
Affected services: DHCP (Village Apartments, IRT/Algonquin, Heritage Park Towers, Glades Park Tower, Nursing)
Affected systems: Middleware DHCP Servers
Description of maintenance: The goal of this change is to add new IP address ranges to the existing DHCPD configuration on Middleware DHCP servers. The old IP address ranges (131.91.x.x) and the new IP address ranges (10.x.x.x) will coexist on the same network/VLAN.
User impact: Users who attempt to receive a new lease during the 5-second DHCPD restart window will not receive a lease. Otherwise no user impact is expected.

When: 5:00AM – 6:00AM
Affected services: Firewall
Affected systems: Firewall
Description of maintenance: OIT will adopt a default-deny policy for incoming connections on the unprotected networks prior to the fall semester in an effort to comply with State or Florida Audit Findings.
User impact: No end-user impact is expected.

Comments are closed.