OIT Systems Maintenance, Thursday, May 16 from 3:00 AM 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, 05/16/2013 from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

When: 6:00-6:30AM
Affected services: Blackboard, Ibiweb, Filelocker
Description of maintenance: A new virtual switch will be put in place to provide high availability on the storage network for virtual systems.
User impact: The following services will be unavailable for a short period of time:

When: 5:00 – 6:00 AM
Affected Systems: events.fau.edu(fauweb5,fauappsrv2,sql05vs)
Description of Maintenance: EMS, VirtualEMS, and Master Calendar IIS sites, databases, and connectors will be patched and upgraded to their latest versions.
User Impact: Users sessions will be interrupted and they will need to login again.

System Center Updates Modifications:
Description of maintenance: Force systems who may have missed previous defined maintenance windows to install Windows Updates (XP, Vista, 7, and 8) with a deadline. Devices will begin enforcing this policy May 16th at 7 AM after the OIT defined maintenance window.
User impact: Users who have consistently had their systems off during previous OIT maintenance windows may experience temporary reductions in system speed while updates are being installed. Users will receive a message box about restarting their systems. This will continue every month as Microsoft issues updates.

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