OIT Systems Maintenance, Thursday, July 18 from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM

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, 07/18/2013 from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

When: 3:00 – 6:30 AM
Affected Systems: besnode01.ad.fau.edu
Groups Involved: Systems
Description of Maintenance: p2v of the Blackberry Enterprise server
User Impact: the blackberry server will be offline for a few minutes at the end of the migration process.

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When: 5:00 – 6:00AM
Affected services: Blackboard, Banner, Myfau, Filelocker, Directory Services, CAS, IDM, Netreg, Sharepoint, OwlApp, UGApp, and Tms Bridge
Affected systems: BigIP LTM
Description of maintenance: BigIP load balancers are being moved to a new rack.
User impact: Although the LTM units are redundant, during the physical move, there will still be a failover from one unit to the other. Upon failover, there will be a short period of erratic connectivity for services behind the load balancers. These include:
Blackboard, Banner, Myfau, Filelocker, Directory Services, CAS, IDM, Netreg, Sharepoint, OwlApp, UGApp, and Tms Bridge.

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When: 6:30 – 7:00AM
Affected Services: main fau website www.fau.edu (no downtime)
Affected Systems: GTM unit 1
Description of Maintenance: GTM unit located in Boca Raton is being moved to a new rack.
User impact: No user impact. GTM unit in Tallahassee will be servicing requests during move.

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When: 4:15 – 4:30AM
Affected Services: wordpress.fau.edu ( minimal downtime )
Affected Systems: wordpress
Description of Maintenance: A few changes will be made to allow wordpress to replicate to NWRDC for disaster recovery purposes
User impact: There should be no user impact.

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When: 6:00 – 6:30 AM
Affected Systems: evisions.irm.ad.fau.edu
Groups Involved: Systems
Description of Maintenance: Move Evisions from rack rw05 to rw08
User Impact: Evisions will be unavailable during the physical move.

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When: 4:00 – 4:15AM
Affected Services: main fau website www.fau.edu (no downtime)
Affected Systems: webnet4, webnet5, webnet6, webnet7, webnetnw
Description of Maintenance: www.fau.edu currently allows directory listing. An administrative decision was made to no longer allow that for security concerns.
User impact: From now on, if anyone intended to use www.fau.edu as a file server to allow browsing of a directory to serve up files, they will no longer be able to do so.

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When: 4:00 – 6:00 AM
Affected Systems: Dell Blade Chassis 1 & 2
Groups Involved: Systems, Networking
Description of Maintenance: We will be breaking 10 port channels on DBC1 Switch3&4 and DBC2 Switch3,4,5&6.
User Impact: There will be no end user impact. Each port channel will be broken one at a time.

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When: 3:00 – 7:00AM
Affected services: Banner Production (Banner FAUP)
Affected systems: Banner Production (Banner FAUP)
Description of maintenance: The following updates will be installed in Banner production: General 8.6.0.2 patch. The above mentioned Banner module will be installed to the specified version in production FAUP.
User impact: There will be no user impact.

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