OIT Systems Maintenance, Wednesday, Nov 24th from 12:01am 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 Wednesday, 11/24/2021 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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Network Maintenance potentially affecting SSO
Description of change: OIT will be performing network maintenance ​that may cause a momentary disruption to single sign-on on Wednesday, November 24th from 12:01 a.m. until 1:00 a.m.
Downtime window start: 11/24/2021 12:01 AM
Downtime window end: 11/24/2021 1:00 AM
Affected services: OIT services hosted at Azure and Google Cloud Platform will experience downtime lasting a couple of minutes
Expected End-user impact: ​Any service at Azure or Google Cloud Platform will experience a short disruption to service. The most visible is single sign-on hosted in Azure, however Boca should handle any requests and disruption should be transparent to the end user. The OIT cloud services mostly host DR-style systems currently.

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Posted in Network and Telecom

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. November 18 from 12:01AM 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, 11/18/2021 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

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Add licensing support for new Office version
Description of change: OIT will be adding licensing support for Office 2021​
Downtime window start 11/18/2021 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 11/18/2021 6:05 AM
Affected services: ​Office/Windows activation
Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected​

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BHRIC server maintenance
Description of change: ​Research Computing will be performing maintenance of BHRIC servers
Downtime window start 11/18/2021 12:00 AM
Downtime window end 11/18/2021 4:00 PM
Affected services: BHRIC Hyper-V , ​research-vmm, Health Server (vm’s)
Expected End-user impact: ​During this time services like research-vmm for department IT admins may not be available.

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Posted in Research Computing, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. November 11 from 12:05AM 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, 11/11/2021 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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Forms Production Server Update
Description of change: Updating the Forms Server to the newest release.
Downtime window start 11/11/2021 12:00 AM
Downtime window end 11/11/2021 3:00 AM
Affected services: University Forms Server, Graduate Applications, College of Business Applications, Non-Degree Applications
Expected End-user impact: Forms will be unavailable for a brief time while the server is being updated.

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RedCap maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be doing maintenance of RedCap​
Downtime window start 11/11/2021 12:05 AM
Downtime window end 11/11/2021 2:00 AM
Affected services: ​RedCap
Expected End-user impact: RedCap will be unavailable about 10 – 15 minutes.

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Posted in Systems