OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Feb 3 from 2:00AM 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, 02/03/2022 from 2:00 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading Banner.
Downtime window start 2/3/2022 2:00 AM
Downtime window end 2/3/2022 7:00 AM
Affected services: BANNER 8X/XE
Expected End-user impact: ​The Banner system will be brought down during the upgrade.

Storage Maintenance
Description of change: ​OIT will be performing maintenance on some backend storage. No end user impact is anticipated.
Downtime window start 2/3/2022 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 2/3/2022 7:00 AM
Affected services: ​No downtime is expected but there is potential to affect services dependent on NetApp storage at NWRDC. Those services are: backup Banner services, backup ODSprod services,
secondary DNS, secondary FAU webservers, ADFS, backup Andishares, backup IBIweb, backup Papercut,
Expected End-user impact: ​End-users should not see any impact.

Server Upgrades
Description of change: OIT is upgrading servers.
Downtime window start 2/3/2022 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 2/1/2022 7:00 AM
Affected services: ​​Single Sign On, any login services that depend on the Oracle Unified Directory directory access servers such as logins to various UNIX servers. Other services that rely on directory access information for group management/generation.
Expected End-user impact: Minimal end-user impact is expected. If you receive error while trying to log in to a single-sign on enable service, try again after the maintenance window.

Research Computing Active Directory Clean Up
Description of change: Research Computing will be cleaning up the Active Directory objects used to provide services, desktops, servers, etc… ​
Downtime window start 2/3/2022 5:00 AM
Downtime window end 2/3/2022 6:00 AM
Affected services: Academic Network, Compellent Management, Research Computing Desktops​, Koko DTN
Expected End-user impact: There is no expected end-user impact we are moving Active Directory objects to make sure things are named correctly and to decrease Group Policy complexity.​

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