OIT Systems Maintenance, Thursday, Nov 8 from 3:00AM to 7:00AM

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, 11/08/2012 from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

When: 3:00am – 4:30am
Affected Services: Exchange email
Affected Systems: exchangeca01, exchangeca02, exchangemb03
Description of Maintenance: 10GbE network cards will be installed on both Exchange front ends and offline mailbox server. Memory will also be upgraded in the mailbox server.
User impact: Some users may experience Outlook disconnects but will be reconnected, otherwise no other impact expected. One of the two front ends will be up at all times holding the load balanced name. All active mailbox servers will also be up.

When: 11/8/12 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Affected Services: DHCP, Blackboard, IDM, Network Registration, Graduate Application
Affected Systems: bba1, dhcpboc1, dhcpdav1, dhcpjup1, idm1, lintalon1, frevvo1
Description of Maintenance: The systems will be updated to the 6.3 version of Scientific Linux (frevvo1 will be updated to Oracle Linux 6.3)
User impact: Intermittent loss of service is expected for DHCP on Davie and Jupiter campuses and Graduate Application between 3:00AM and 6:00AM. Blackboard, IDM and NetReg may be unavailable for short periods of time, but this is unexpected.

When: 5:00am – 6:00am
Affected Services: banner sftp jobs, public webpages that depend on mysql, network time, omniupdate staging sites, wordpress
Affected Systems: fausftp, fausftp2, mysql01, ntp1, ntp2, omnientry, omniupdate, tstwordpress, wordpress
Description of Maintenance: Routine reboots for linux patches to take effect.
User impact: End users may notice that some public webpages that depend on mysql will not load properly, omniupdate staging will not be available, and wordpress will not be available during those machines’ reboot period. Reboots should happen within 10 minutes so interference should be minimal.

When: 6:00am – 6:10am
Affected services: EMS
Affected systems: fauweb1
Description: Enabling windows authentication in IIS for EMS Web client.
User Impact: EMS web client users will be prompted for authentication from IIS for their FAUNet ID account.

When: 5:00am
Affected services: Voice over IP servers
Affected systems: Voice over IP servers
Description of maintenance: A software upgrade for the Boca VOIP Servers will be installed.
User impact: There will be no interruption in voice services during this upgrade.

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