Network Maintenance – Boca Raton Campus Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

OIT will be performing maintenance on core network equipment during the early morning hours of Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21th. During this time, all network services on the Boca Raton campus will be sporadic or generally unavailable. All services will be restored to full operation before 7:00 a.m. Another notice will be posted if maintenance is concluded early, or if the Sunday maintenance window is no longer needed.

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[COMPLETED] Network Maintenance – Jupiter Campus Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

The network maintenance scheduled for the Jupiter campus scheduled for this weekend has been completed, and all services are expected to be operating normally. Due to the early completion of this maintenance, no maintenance is expected for the remaining maintenance window on Sunday morning.

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 10 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, 07/10/2019 from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window.  In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

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Server maintenance
Description of change: Certificates for various secure web sites managed by OIT are being renewed
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/19/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: Almost all services that rely on our wildcard certificate.
Affected systems: bigip and any other system using the wildcard fau certificate​
Expected End-user impact: varies. some to none depending on the sensitivity of the service on accepting a new certificate.

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Secure file server data migration
Description of change: OIT will be moving the data internally on a ​secure file server
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: all shares on andisec
Affected systems: andisec
Expected End-user impact: all shares on andisec will be unavailable during the window

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Mail Server Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be migrating the mail servers that handle smtp.fau.edu to new servers.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 4:00 AM
Affected services: Mail relay for smtp.fau.edu
Affected systems: boc22esa02.fau.edu, nwesa02.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: Ideally none, however depending on how dns is cached for each client and how the smtp server settings were configured you may see bouncebacks/failed to connect messages when dns is updated.

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Windows configuration and deployment system upgrade
Description of change: The system providing configuration, deployment and updates to Windows clients will be upgraded to the latest version
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from SCCM​
​Affected systems: boc22sccm
Expected End-user impact: All OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from sccm will be unavailable during the window

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BHRIC Servers upgrade from Windows 2012R2 to Windows 2019
Description of change: We have series of Windows servers on BOCA RATON and JUPITER cloud platforms running Windows 2012 R2. These servers will be upgraded to Windows 2019​. Several servers are upgraded successfully. We would like to continue upgrading all servers in 3/4 servers per batch over next few months. ​​
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Various services on following servers in health domain: boc22-s-adc1, Boc22-s-ps.med, research-mssqlX, boc22-s-sql
Affected systems: boc22-s-adc1, Boc22-s-ps.med, research-mssqlX, boc22-s-sql
Expected End-user impact: NONE is expected​​​

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Banner Self-Service Maintenance
Description of change: Change to fix flaws associated with Banner Registration (Version 9.12) that causes inaccurate information to be displayed to the students. This fix includes updates to the Registration search feature to fix defects on what courses are rendered and fix inaccurate descriptions/sorting of other data points.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 4:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Self-Service
Affected systems: Banner XE
Expected End-user impact: There are no impact on user services expected

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Updates Accounts Self Service
Description of change: Upgrading and patching account self service website.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 5:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: accounts.fau.edu
Affected systems: boc22oimwebp1, boc22oimwebp2, nwrdcoimwebp1, nwrdcoimwebp2
Expected End-user impact: Users may see a delay in password resets during the time the systems are being patched and rolled out.

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: We will be changing two northwest www.fau.edu webservers with new ones that are able to do shibboleth.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: None as these are the northwest www.fau.edu webservers and are also behind BigIP
Affected systems: Northwest www.fau.edu webservers​
Expected End-user impact: No end user impact expected

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Network and Telecom, Systems, Uncategorized

Unable to load images in VIP document management system

We are currently experiencing issues with the content explorer component of the VIP document management system.  As such, users are unable to load images.  Scanning and input should still be functional.  Working with vendor for a solution.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems, Uncategorized

Network Maintenance – Jupiter Campus Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

OIT will be performing maintenance on core network equipment during the early morning hours of Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th. During this time, all network services on the Jupiter campus will be sporadic or generally unavailable. All services will be restored to full operation before 7:00 a.m. Another notice will be posted if maintenance is concluded early, or if the Sunday maintenance window is no longer needed.

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[POSTPONED] Network Maintenance – Jupiter Campus – Saturday June 29th and Sunday June 30th from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

The network maintenance originally scheduled for this weekend in Jupiter has been postponed. The maintenance will now take place sometime in July and a new notice will be posted prior to the maintenance when the dates are finalized.

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Wireless network upgrades on July 8 – 10 and July 15 – 17 between 5:00 am and 6:00 am

OIT will be performing upgrades and enhancements to the wireless network segments between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. beginning on Monday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 10, and Monday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 17. During the maintenance windows, there will be a 15-20 minute disruption to the FAU wireless networks. Expected campus upgrades are as follows:

Monday, July 8, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, Davie, and Harbor Branch campuses will experience a 15-20 minute disruption to the campus wireless networks.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Jupiter campus will experience a 15-20 minute disruption to the campus wireless networks.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Security enhancements will be applied to the campus locations listed above. The security enhancements will include a new digital certificate for the fauwpa2 network.
Please note: All fauwpa2 users will be prompted to accept the new digital certificate.

Monday – Wednesday, July 15 – 17, 2019
Portions of the Boca Raton Campus will experience a 15-20 minute disruption to the campus wireless networks. Security enhancements will also be applied during this time. The security enhancements will include a new digital certificate for the fauwpa2 network.
Please note: All fauwpa2 users will be prompted to accept the new digital certificate.

If you experience any difficulties after the times outlined above, please contact the FAU help desk at https://helpdesk.fau.edu or 561-297-3999 for immediate assistance.

Thank you

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[RESOLVED] Change of Grade workflow unavailable

The Change of Grade workflow process is now available.

Change of Grade workflow process is currently unavailable at this time. We are currently investigating the issue and working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and we appreciate your patience during this time..  We do not currently have an estimated time of resolution (ETR).

OIT

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. June 27 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, 06/27/2019 from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window.  In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

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Single Sign On Maintenance to Support WebEx Admin
Description of change: OIT will update the Single Sign On configuration to support WebEx’s new deployment. This is required to support WebEx’s non-standard single sign on setup. ​
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Single Sign On​ and all services which utilize it. This includes but is not limited to: Workday, Canvas, Banner, and MyFAU
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. However, there is a small chance that one or more single sign on servers could stop during this maintenance. If this occurs, users will be redirected to the OIT disaster recovery site. When this occurs some services will momentarily fail to authenticate. It is recommended to try refresh the browser and try again. If the problem persist, try again after the maintenance window. If assistance is needed, please contact the OIT Help Desk 561.297.3999

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Database configuration changes
Description of change: OIT will be making adjustments to the configuration of connections to application databases in preparation of up coming upgrades to database backends. These changes do require a restart the services however no impact to our users is anticipated
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: accounts.fau.edu – Accounts Self Service, User Manager (UM), Financial Aid Course Quiz,
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Account Self Service Updates
Description of change: OIT will be installing patches and updates to backend services.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Accounts Self Service – https://accounts.fau.edu, User Manager (UM)
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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BHRIC Servers upgrade from Windows 2012R2 to Windows 2019
Description of change: OIT has a series of Windows servers on BOCA RATON and JUPITER cloud platforms running Windows 2012 R2. These servers will be upgraded to Windows 2019​. The first server was upgraded successfully. We would like to continue upgrading all servers in 3/4 servers per batch over next few months. ​This will be the 5th batch.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Various services that resides on the Jupiter Health domain​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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BHRIC Servers upgrade from Windows 2012R2 to Windows 2019
Description of change: OIT has a series of Windows servers on BOCA RATON and JUPITER cloud platforms running Windows 2012 R2. These servers will be upgraded to Windows 2019​. The first server was upgraded successfully. We would like to continue upgrading all servers in 3/4 servers per batch over next few months. ​This will be the 5th batch.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Various services that resides on the Boca Health domain​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected
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Network Maintenance – Jupiter Campus – Saturday June 29th and Sunday June 30th from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

OIT will be performing maintenance on core network equipment during the early morning hours of Saturday June 29th and Sunday June 30th. During this time, all network services on the Jupiter campus will be sporadic or generally unavailable. All services will be restored to full operation before 7:00 a.m. Another notice will be posted if maintenance is concluded early, or if the Sunday maintenance window is no longer needed.

Posted in Network and Telecom