OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. May 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, 05/06/2021 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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Student advising system maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on the student advising system.
Downtime window start 5/6/2021 5:00 AM
Downtime window end 5/6/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: Student Advising system
Expected End-user impact: During this time, students and advisors may be unable to access details about their appointments or status.​

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: ​OIT will be applying updates to our videoconferencing services
Downtime window start 5/6/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 5/6/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​​Cisco meeting and videoconferencing services.​
Expected End-user impact: ​Services will be unavailable during the maintenance window.​

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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 5/6/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 5/6/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​​The system providing configuration, deployment and updates to Windows clients will be upgraded to the latest version
Expected End-user impact: ​​All OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from SCCM will be unavailable during the window

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems, Video Conferencing

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. April 22 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, 04/22/2021 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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Student Information System (Banner) Upgrade
Description of change: ​​OIT will be upgrading the Student Information System (Banner) with new releases from Ellucian.
Downtime window start 4/22/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 4/22/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: Student Information System (Banner)
Expected End-user impact: ​The Student Information System (Banner) will be unavailable during the upgrade.

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Student Information System (Banner) Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on the Student Information System (Banner).
Downtime window start 4/22/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 4/22/2021 5:00 AM
Affected services: Student Information System (Banner)
​Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. April 15 from 12:00AM 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, 04/15/2021 from 12:00 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

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Student Information System (Banner) Financial Aid Upgrade
Downtime window start 4/15/2021 12:00 AM
Downtime window end 4/16/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: ​BANNER 8X/XE
Expected End-user impact: The Banner system will be unavailable during the installation of the new codes/patches.

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Email Server Upgrade
Downtime window start 4/15/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 4/15/2021 4:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound FAU email, smtp.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: Email delivery may be delayed for inbound mail. Clients may receive an error when sending mail to smtp.fau.edu during the change window.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. April 8 from 12:00AM 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, 04/08/2021 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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WebEx and Single Sign-on Maintenance
Downtime window start: 4/8/2021 6:30 AM
Downtime window end: 4/8/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: ​WebEx and Single sign-on (SSO)
Expected End-user impact: ​The SSO services will be restarted one server at a time so users may experience session errors during this time. WebEx sign-on may experience sign-on issue during this time while the certificate is swapped out.

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Student Advising System
Downtime window start: 4/8/2021 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4/8/2021 12:30 AM
Affected services: ​Student Advising System
Expected End-user impact: ​No user impact is anticipated

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Banner Maintenance
Downtime window start: 4/8/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4/8/2021 5:00 AM
Affected services: StarRez housing system
Expected End-user impact: ​No user impact is anticipated

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BHRIC VDI Maintenance
Downtime window start: 4/8/2021 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4/8/2021 2:00 AM
Affected services: ​BHRIC VMware VDI, https://vhealth.fau.edu , https://vhealthon.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: User may experience loss of connectivity to the BHRIC VDI.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Research Computing, Systems, Video Conferencing

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. March 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, 03/25/2021 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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Website Maintenance
Downtime window start: 3/25/2021 3:30 AM
Downtime window end: 3/25/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: ​External DNS services in the global traffic manager subdomain. This covers almost all of public facing websites managed by OIT and external and internal websites hosted on the load balancers.
Expected End-user impact: Users may experience momentary disruption of persistent connections to affected sites. Users may need to reconnect to services that they were previously logged into. For non-persistent connections and general web browsing (e.g. the main www.fau.edu), end users may not experience any disruptions.

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Posted in Systems

[RESOLVED] – Help desk system – Service interruption

**UPDATE**

This morning we received confirmation from Teamdynamix that this issue has been resolved and services have been fully restored.

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Teamdynamix is experiencing issues with their DNS provider. This may cause issues connecting to helpdesk.fau.edu and helpdesk.fau.edu/tdnext.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

OIT

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Email, Network and Telecom, Research Computing, Systems, Uncategorized, Workday

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. March 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, 03/18/2021 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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FreeIPA Configuration Change
Downtime window start: 3/18/2021 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 3/18/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: HPC Clusters: kokosec and koko​
Expected End-user impact: No impact is anticipated. We have profiles enabled that will allow users to login to services they are authorized to.

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ESXI updates BHRIC
Downtime window start: 3/18/2021 6:05 PM
Downtime window end: 3/23/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: ​vhealth, BHRIC VDI
Expected End-user impact: There should be no interruption of service. However, some virtual machines may experience slower performance until the host comes back online and re-balances the virtual machines.

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Posted in Research Computing, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. March 11 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, 03/11/2021 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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Server Maintenance
Downtime window start: 3/11/2021 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 3/11/2021 6:15 AM
Affected services: FAU main webpage
Expected End-user impact: There is no end-user impact expected during the maintenance window.

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Modify indicator column to Identity Manager view
Downtime window start: 3/11/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 3/11/2021 5:00 AM
Affected services: Not Applicable
Expected End-user impact: There is no end-user impact

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Remote Voice Server Maintenance
Downtime window start: 3/11/2021 9:00 PM
Downtime window end: 3/12/2021 12:00 AM
Affected services: All Remote phones, call center users, and Jabber Services
Expected End-user impact: All remote desk phones and Jabber clients will lose connection for about 30 seconds during the upgrade. After the upgrade is completed all clients should automatically re-register.

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Posted in Network and Telecom, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance – Thurs. March 4 from 12:00AM 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, 03/04/2021 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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Banner table for EZ Advising Data
Description of change: OIT will create a new Banner table to store Advising data.
Downtime window start: 3/4/2021 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 3/4/2021 1:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
Expected End-user impact: No user impact is anticipated during this time.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems

Intermittent connectivity issues

We are currently experiencing intermittent connectivity issues impacting VPN and remote desktop connections.

We are currently investigating the issue and will update this post as more information becomes available.

OIT

Posted in Network and Telecom