OIT System Maintenance – Thurs. Oct 19 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, 10/19/2017 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 – Virtualapps system maintenance 
Description of change:  A security update is being applied to the system
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services:  virtualapps.fau.edu
Affected systems: netscaler gateway for virtualapps
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users will be unable to use any virtual apps that are being served out by the virtualapps.fau.edu site.

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Server Maintenance – Windows configuration and deployment system upgrade 
Description of change: The system providing configuration, deployment and updates to Windows clients will be upgraded to a newer OS 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: boc22sccm
Expected End-user impact: During this time, all OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from SCCM will be unavailable

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Application Maintenance – Workday Location Improvements 
Description of change:  We are deploying changes that will improve accuracy to our Workday Locations information provided by our Campus Operations and Building management team.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Workday, AssetWorks,
Affected systems: boc22devproc, Workday
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end user impact is expected

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Server Maintenance – Banner Upgrades/Patches
Description of change: OIT will be installing several Banner upgrades and patch releases on Thursday, October 19, 2017.
The Financial Aid office has requested the installation of the Financial Aid administrative version 9.3.4 administrative pages as a means to bring production up-to-date for distribution of funds. These releases serve as pre-requisites and co-requisites for the requested administrative pages.
Pre-Requisite releases: General 8.9.2 upgrade and 8.9.2.1 patch, Admin Common version9.3.7 administrative pages, General version 9.3.5 administrative pages, Financial Aid version 9.3.4 administrative pages
Co-Requisite releases: Student 8.13.2 upgrade, Student 9.3.6 administrative pages, Accounts Receivable 8.5.3 upgrade, Accounts Receivable 9.3.4 administrative pages
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: All Banner Services
Affected systems: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users may not be able to connect to Banner.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems, Workday

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 5 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, 10/05/2017 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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FAU NetID Systems Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on the FAU NetID system. During the maintenance window, users may not be able to use the accounts.fau.edu portal.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Oracle identity manager (OIM), account claiming​
Affected systems: boc22oimp1, boc22oimp2​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users may not be able to use the accounts.fau.edu portal.

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Account Claiming Self Service Update
Description of change: Applying updates to the Account Claiming Self Service Portal, https://accounts.fau.edu.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: accounts.fau.edu
Affected systems: boc22oimwebp1, boc22oimwebp2
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users may not be able to use the accounts.fau.edu portal.

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: We will be moving the IP for apply.fau.edu, and atlantic.fau.edu from the old load balancer to the new load balancer hardware.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Apply.fau.edu and services residing on atlantic.fau.edu will not be available for 5-10 minutes while the IP is migrated to the new hardware.
Affected systems: apply.fau.edu, ​atlantic.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact:  Prospective students applying to the university during the maintenance may receive an error message.

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Storage Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on some backend storage. No end-user impact is anticipated.​
Downtime window start: 3:30 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services:  No services will be affected.  The Cluster Upgrade wizard installs the Data ONTAP non-disruptively by performing a “rolling upgrade” which fails over a node, installs the new software and then fails it back before moving onto the next node.
Affected systems: The NetApp cluster being upgraded is boc22naclm01.
Expected End-user impact: During this time, end-users may see a pause in data transfer while a node is failing over or back.

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Management system migration and OS upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the OS of a management system used by college and departmental IT personnel (adcon)​​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: adcon
Affected systems: adcon
Expected End-user impact: During this time, adcon will be unavailable

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Upgrade to the deployment and Windows client management server (SCCM)
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the System Center Configuration Manager server (boc22sccm) to version 1706​. SCCM clients may update to version 1706 over the next week.​​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: All OS/application/windows update deployments from boc22sccm​​
Affected systems: boc22sccm
Expected End-user impact: All OS/application/windows update deployments from boc22sccm will be unavailable during the upgrade​

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Posted in Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept 28 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, 09/28/2017 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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Canvas Maintenance – Electronic Grading
Description of change: We will be upgrading Electronic Grading in Canvas (Grade Submissions) to provide improved usability and greatly improve performance.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Canvas Grade Submission
Affected systems: boc22payara cluster
Expected End-user impact: During this time, eGrades will be unavailable.

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Server Maintenance – Email System
Description of change: Email systems are being updated to work towards a further reduction of spam and malicious email
Downtime window start: 5:30 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Email, DNS
Affected systems: All dns servers that serve up fau.edu. Change will be made on seeker but will be inherited by all slave servers: seeker, ns, ns1, faudns, dnsboc0, dnsboc1, dnsftl1, dnsjup1, dnsjup2, dnsnw1, dnsdav1
Expected End-user impact: During this time, there is no end-user impact

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Posted in Email, Instructional Technologies

OIT Systems Maintenance – Thurs. Sept 21 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, 09/21/2017 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 – Admissions Application
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on backend services associated with the graduate and undergraduate admissions applications
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Undergraduate Admissions Application, Graduate Admissions Application
Affected systems: Undergraduate Admissions Application Servers, Graduate Admissions Application Servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the admissions applications may be temporarily inaccessable.

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Server Maintenance – ODS
Description of change: OIT will be performing server maintenance on the ODS and FAUDW production environment.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: ODS and FAUDW production environment. WebFocus won’t be able to connect to the ODS and FAUDW databases.​​​​
Affected systems: odsprod​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, affected services will be unavailable.​​

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Server Maintenance – Banner Patches
​Description of change: OIT will be installing Banner patches for Financial Aid
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: ​Not applicable
Affected systems: Banner Financial Aid
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is anticipated.
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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems, Uncategorized

[RESOLVED] Login issues

**ISSUE RESOLVED**

The login issue has been resolved and you should be able to login to all systems at this time.

Thank you for your patience while we addressed the problem.

OIT

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We are currently experiencing login issues. This impacts, but is not limited to, Banner, Workday, MyFAU, Networkregistration, eGrades, and EZProxy.

Our team are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

OIT

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Email, Google App Status Feed, Instructional Technologies, Network and Telecom, Systems, Uncategorized, Workday

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept 7 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, 09/07/2017 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 System Maintenance
Description of change:  OIT Will be performing maintenance on the NetID infrastructure. During this time, users may be unable to claim new user accounts.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end:  6:00 AM
Affected services: Oracle Identity Manager, Account Claiming, Password sync​
Affected systems:  boc22oimp1, boc22oimp2, boc22ora07​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, new users will not be able to claim accounts

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Account System Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing some updates to the NetID infrastructure. This will help ensure that email addresses in Workday are accurate.
Downtime window start:  6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services:  Workday,  OIM
Affected systems: Workday, OIM
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, no end-user impact is expected. When the update is applied, some employees may see their email address change in Workday. This should reflect their actual email address used by the email at FAU.

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Degree Audit Maintenance
Description of change:  OIT Will be performing maintenance on the systems used for the Degree Audit application.
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services:  uAchieve/DARS audits​
Affected systems: boc22uachieve1​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users will not be able to submit audits during the time it is restarting.​

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Server maintenance – ANDI network share
Description of change:  OIT will be making a change to how network shares on fauandi1 are mapped
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:00 AM
Affected services: All shares on fauandi1
Affected systems:  fauandi1
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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Backend Server maintenance
Description of change: OIT Will be performing maintenance on some backend application servers. No end user impact is expected.
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services: vpas.fau.edu
Affected systems: tuna1p.fau.edu, tuna2p.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no expected user impact, the application is clusterd and should automatically failover.  Changes will affect the Controller’s office, they have already been notifiied of the change.

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing server maintenance on September 7th from 3:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services:  ODS and FAUDW production environment. WebFocus won’t be able to connect to the ODS adn FAUDW databases.​​​​
Affected systems: odsprod​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, affected services will be unavailable.

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Server Maintenance – Banner Patches
Description of change:  OIT will be installing Banner patches on September 7th from 3:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. No end user impact is expected.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services:  Not applicable
Affected systems: Banner Financial Aid
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no user impact is anticipated

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems, Uncategorized, Workday

Emergency Maintenance – Account Self Services – Aug 31 at 10:00PM

OIT will be applying patches and restarting the Account Self Services application to improve functionality and performance.

Maintenance is scheduled for tonight (Thursday, Aug 31) between 10:00pm – 11:00pm.  During this time we do not anticipate any end-user impact.

 

OIT

 

Posted in Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance – Thurs. Aug 31, 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, 08/31/2017 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 – Accounts Self Services Portal
Description of change:  OIT will be applying new updates to the accounts.fau.edu website.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:30 AM
Affected services: Accounts Self-Services portal – accounts.fau.edu
Affected systems: BigIP, boc22oimwebp1, boc22oimwebp2
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users might not be able to claim accounts or reset their passwords.

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Posted in Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Aug 3 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, 08/03/2017 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 – Mail Routing changes
We will be changing the way email is routed from our on-premises servers.​
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: On-Premises ​Exchange
Affected systems: ExchangeCA01.ad.fau.edu, ​ExchangeCA03.ad.fau.edu, ​ExchangeCA04.ad.fau.edu,
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, minimal impact on users is expected. Sending an email through our on-premises exchange transport servers may fail when the service is restarted. Office 365 will not be affected.

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Application maintenance – Single Sign On Page Adjustments
The Office of Information technology will be making small adjustments to the login system to improve usability and reliability
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Shibboleth, CAS, SSO
Affected systems: shibboleth1p, shibboleth2p​
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, users may be redirected to wordpress.fau.edu during this period. Single sign on will fail over between each server when they restart.

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Server maintenance (Davie campus) –   Update Switch Firmware
OIT will be updating the firmware on a switch.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services:  The following services for the Davie campus:
Active Directory, Papercut, SCCM, DHCP, DNS, LDAP​,
Affected systems: dav90hv01, dav90hv02, da​v90pcprt01, dav90sccmdp01, davdcfau01, davdcirm01, dhcpdav1​, dnsdav1, ldapdav1​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the affected systems will not be available during the change window.

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Server maintenance – Identity Management Systems (idm.fau.edu)
OIT is moving the idm.fau.edu server to a more suitable network for its usage.​
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: The IDM webpage
Affected systems: idm.fau.edu​
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, users may not be able to login to the idm site for a few minutes while the IP is changed​

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Server maintenance
We are moving several servers to a more suitable network for their usage.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end:  6:00 AM
OIT Units involved in the change  Systems, fauapps
Affected services:  owlapp and gradrates.​
Affected systems: owlapp.fau.edu, gradrates.fau.edu​,
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, owlapp and gradrates may be unavailable for a minute while DNS is pushed to point to the new IPs.  As such some users may experience connection issues while trying to access these servers.​

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 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, 07/27/2017 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 – Certification Authority OS Upgrade
Description of change: We will be upgrading the operating system of our internal certification authority server.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Internal certificate services (requesting new cert, renewing, crl checking).
Affected systems: BOCCA01.ad.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: During this time, there may be unintended outages, e.g. SCCM may not be able to push software/updates during this window as it relies on certificates for encrypted communication between distribution points and endpoints. Any internal services that rely on certificates for encypted commuication will fail or present a warning of an untrusted certificate.

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Server Maintenance – Webnet server migration
Description of change: We are moving the webnet servers to a more suitable network for their usage.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Monitors that may be monitoring webnet4 through webnet8
Affected systems: webnet4 through webnet8
Expected End-user impact: During this time we do not expect any end user impact. Some monitoring services may show the fau site as down while dns is changed. The FAU site will be up during this time.​

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Posted in Systems