OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Nov 15 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, 11/15/2018 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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Account Self Service
Description of change:  OIT will upgrade the Account Self-Service portal to correct a problem related to updating your password while logged in.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: accounts.fau.edu
Affected systems: OIM Web servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, account self-service portal will be unavailable. After the change, users will be able to correctly change their password when logging in to the Account Self-Service portal.

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DPM – Software upgrade
Description of change: OIT is upgrading all of the production DPM servers from UR4 to UR6.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Backups for production VMs and physical desktops using DPM as their backup method.​
Affected systems:  SCDPM, boc22dpmus, nwdpmus. All client agents managed by these 3 servers.​
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, backups will be paused at various times between 3AM and 7AM.​

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Server and Client Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading server and client software for the Event Management Software suite.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: EMS
Affected systems: Servers related to EMS
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, there will be minimal end user-impact. End users will need to relaunch their desktop clients when they come into the office.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will apply 25Live/LYNX upgrade scripts for the Registrar’s office in Banner production.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: No impact on running services.  This will enable a new application to interface with Banner.
Affected systems: Banner production
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-users impact on is expected.

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SecureDoc Server Updates
Description of change: OIT will be updating the SecureDoc Enterprise software on the host VM.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: SecureDoc autoboot will be down sporadically during restarts.
Affected systems: SecureDoc Server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. The only issue would be that machines would not be able to autoboot during server restarts. The user would still be able to log in manually.

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DC VLAN Moves Phase 3
Description of change: OIT will be moving Data Center Vlans to the new DC01 core for service to Data Center Servers and ToR devices.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Services hosted on the servers on these subnets.
Affected systems: DataCenter Devices
Expected End-user impact: During this time, services on these server subnets will be disrupted during the move. ​

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Network and Telecom, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Nov 1 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, 11/01/2018 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: OIT is adding computing capacity to the back end servers that will be responsible for storing authentication and user information.
Downtime window start: 5:30 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services: OIM suite of applications might be affected
Affected systems: OUD servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. Maintenance is being performed on back end servers that the user population is not exposed to.

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www.fau.edu NW change
Description of change: OIT will be adding an extra web server to our DR site to make the northwest web servers more fault tolerant.​
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: www.fau.edu Disaster recovery site in NWRDC.
Affected systems: DR web servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected as these servers are our disaster recovery web servers​

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 25 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, 10/25/2018 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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Email Infrastructure Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be adding additional capacity to its email infrastructure.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound Email
Affected systems: Email servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Server Upgrade and Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the components of several systems to resolve bugs and add support for newer hardware.​​
​Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services:  All services​
Affected systems: ​All systems
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Identity Management
Description of change: Upgrades and patches which may require restart.​
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Identity Management
Affected systems: Identity Management
Expected End-user impact: During this time, these changes only affect backend services and should not impact users.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be installing a critical patch needed by Financial Aid during the FAUP maintenance window. This patch is needed to resolve critical defects in Financial aid processing.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner 8 and Banner Admin Pages
Affected systems: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users may not be able to connect to Banner during the installation.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 18 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, 10/18/2018 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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Application Maintenance – New Frevvo Servers
Description of change: Upgrade the University Form server from a virtual machine to a physical device. This will resolve a bug we are experiencing that causes the form service to crash. ​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Forms, Admissions Applications, Application Status Portal
Affected systems: frevvo server​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, web users will not be able to submit or lookup the results of forms.​

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Application Maintenance – Identity Management
Description of change: OIT will add the Preferred First Names as an optional attribute to SSO, apply Workday Employee Feed Bug fixes, and additional upgrades and patches which may require restart.​
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Identity Management
Affected systems: Identity Management, LDAP
Expected End-user impact: During this time, these changes only affect back-end services and should not impact users.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading several Banner modules, such as Student Financial Aid, General, Accounts Receivable, and Admin Commons
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
OIT Units involved in the change AS and DBA Teams
Affected services: Banner 8, Banner XE, Application Navigator and Self-Service
Affected systems: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users may not be able to connect to Banner and or Self-Service during the installation.

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Update license server to support new Office and Server versions
Description of change: OIT will be updating the Microsoft license server to support new versions of Office and Server
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:05 AM
Affected services: Windows and Office product activation
Affected systems: Windows licensing server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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Canvas User Management Tool Update
Description of change: OIT will be applying an update to the Canvas User Management tool that is used by Continuing and Executive Education to manage their non-FAU accounts in Canvas​.
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:10 AM
Affected services: Only the tool itself will be unavailable as the update is applied.​
Affected systems: Only the tool itself will be unavailable as the update is applied.​​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the users that use the tool will be unable to use it during the update. All of the users of the tool have been notified.
​NOTE: This tool’s availability will in no way affect the availability of Canvas itself.

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Identity Management
Description of change: Install Oracle Critical Patch Updates for Identity Management environment. We ran out of time during the last maintenance window and these patches were held back.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Oracle Identity Manager, Password sync, Account Claiming
Affected systems: OIM servers
Expected End-user impact: Users will not be able to claim their accounts or reset passwords while the system is being restarted during the window.

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[RESOLVED] Account Claiming and Password Reset Services Unavailable

Update:

The upgrade has been completed and account claiming and password reset services are available at this time.

 

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The Oracle Identity Management upgrade scheduled this morning between 12:01AM and 7:00AM is taking longer than expected.

At this time, account claiming and password reset services are currently unavailable. Our team is working on completing the upgrade as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

OIT

Posted in Systems, Uncategorized

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 11 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, 10/11/2018 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 – Oracle Identity Management
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the Oracle Identity Management (OIM) system from 11.1.2.2 to 11.1.2.3 (PS3).
Downtime window start: 12:01 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Password resets, account claiming, Oracle Identity Management (OIM)
Affected systems: OIM servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users will not be able to claim accounts or reset passwords.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading several Banner modules, such as Student, Faculty Self-Service, and General
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner 8, Banner XE, Application Navigator and Self-Service
Affected systems: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users may not be able to connect to Banner and/or Self-Service.

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Server Upgrade and Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the components of several systems to resolve bugs and add support for newer hardware.​​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: ADFS, Shibboleth, Banner DR​
Affected systems: ADFS, Shibboleth, Banner DR​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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Server Maintenance – Oracle Identity Management
Description of change: Updating e-mail address in Oracle Identity Manager for users that should have an @health.fau.edu address. This is in preparation for the Trusted e-mail go-live. OIM may be slower th​an usual during this time.
Downtime window start: 10/11/2018 6:00 PM
Downtime window end: 10/14/2018 6:00 PM
Affected services: Password resets, account claiming, Oracle Identity Manager (OIM)
Affected systems: OIM servers
Expected End-user impact: Please note this change will begin on Thurs. Oct 11 at 6:00 PM and run for a few days. Expected end time is Sun, Oct 14 at 6:00 PM or sooner. No downtime is expected but password resets might take a little longer to synchronize.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept 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, 09/27/2018 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 – Inbound email update
Description of change:
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound email
Outbound email: smtp.fau.edu
Affected systems: email servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time there will be minimal to no impact. Outbound email using smtp.fau.edu may be delayed and/or may get bounced back depending on how the individual server is configured. Inbound email may be delayed during the change window.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading several Banner modules
These modules include: Student, Account Receivable, and Financial Aid
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner 8, Banner XE, Application Navigator and Self-Service
Affected systems: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users may not be able to connect to Banner and or Self-Service during the installation.

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Application Maintenance – Forms.fau.edu user and role sync
Description of change: OIT will begin syncing all Employees and their roles into forms.fau.edu’s database one per day.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 3:00 AM
Affected services: forms.fau.edu​
Affected systems: frevvo server
Expected End-user impact: During this time there is no end-user impact. After the change, users will be able to accurately route forms to employees as needed.

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Identity Management
Description of change: ​Upgrades and patches which may require restart.​ User management application will be upgraded to v. 0.2.4
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​OIM web servers
Affected systems: Changes are occurring to back end services. User should not see any impact on their existing services due to this changes.
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Jupiter Data Center migration.
Description of change: OIT is condensing 4 Jupiter racks into 2. This will require downtime for all services on the Jupiter campus.​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: All services on the Jupiter campus including Domain Authentication, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, application and file share services. All Video Conferencing services.
Affected systems: Jupiter Domain controllers, Jupiter File Servers, VC server equipment, Jupiter Application Servers.
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users will be without the majority of computing services on the Jupiter campus during this 4 hour window. This will include login authentication, Jupiter application and Jupiter server shares, plus all VC services.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept. 20 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, 09/20/2018 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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Applicaton Maintenance –  uAchieve
Description of change:  OIT will make some updates to uAchieve system.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: uAchieve degree auditing system
Affected systems: uAchieve server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the uAchieve website will be temporarily unavailable.

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Server maintenance (IP Change) – FAU website
Description of change: We will be changing the IPs of the webnet servers (4-8) from 10.50.65.x to 10.19.40.x
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services:  The FAU website may be inaccessible for a second while the load balancer sends users to the next available server.
Affected systems: webnet servers​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, we expect minimal to no user impact as we will be making changes one server at a time.

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept. 13 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, 09/13/2018 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 Upgrade – Library MPLS 10g Router Upgrade
Description of change: Networking is performing an upgrade of the LY3 Building complex. All network services in building will be offline during the cutover.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Library Building network services. Wireless and wired.
Affected systems: All network devices in LY3
Expected End-user impact:  During this time network services in the Library building will be offline. Once back online, end users m​ay need to reboot.

Posted in Network and Telecom

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept. 6 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, 09/06/2018 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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Identity Management Server upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading and applying patches to the Identity Management servers
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Identity Management, Account Self Service
Affected systems: OIM servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time no end-user impact is expected as the changes are occurring to back end services.

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OIT database server maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be migrating several databases to new hardware
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: EMS, Master Calendar, Frevvo, Jira, Owlcard, Private Eye, Tech Fee, Software License site, FacStaff Alert, eCollege, ​Attorney’s site, Medicine
Affected systems: Microsoft SQL databases
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the services and databases listed above will be unavailable

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Windows configuration and deployment system upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the system that provides configuration, deployment, and updates to Windows clients to the latest version​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from SCCM​
Affected systems: SCCM server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, all OS deployments, app installs, and Windows updates from SCCM will be unavailable

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Upgrade Application License Server
Description of change: OIT will be moving an application license server to a newer server operating system.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Meeting Matrix (application solely used by Student Union)
Affected systems: fauappsrv2, boc22mtgmtrx16
Expected End-user impact:  Affected users may need to remap network shares and possibly reinstall the meeting matrix client.

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