OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Feb. 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, 02/07/2019 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 – Retirement of old Luminus MyFAU portal
Description of change: OIT will be shutting down services that were responsible for the old Luminis MyFAU portal
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:30 AM
OIT Units involved in the change systems
Affected services: Old MyFAU portal and any web services that relied on it for authentication.
Affected systems: Luminus, mcportals
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. All services relying on the old portal should have been migrated away already as part of other projects and change notices.

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Account Self Service
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading and patching services related to account management related to HIPAA user roles. ​
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Account Self Service
Affected systems: accounts.fau.edu, um.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. These changes should not effect existing systems. Change will occur to back-end services. ​

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Form Server Patch
Description of change: Updating the form server to patch bugs and reported issues.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Frevvo, forms.fau.edu​, Admissions applications
Affected systems: boc22frevvo1 server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the form server that provides many automated forms will be offline for 10 – 15 minutes. ​
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REDCap survey software upgrade
Description of change: OIT will update upgrade the REDCap survey software.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services: redcap.fau.edu​
Affected systems: redcap.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: During this time, REDCap survey software will be offline from 3:00 until 6:00 am

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Posted in Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Jan 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, 01/31/2019 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  – PaperCut update
Description of change: OIT will be implementing a fix for the PaperCut service in the Library.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:30 AM
Affected services: PaperCut printing.
Affected systems: PaperCut server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users will not be able to print via PaperCut​.

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Undergraduate Admissions Updates
Description of change: A series of enhancements and updates are being requested from the Undergraduate Admissions team. These updates have been deployed in Test as of November 27th, and are being testing and verified by the UG Admissions team.  The enhancements include:  Add SAT subScores to Undergraduate Application; Add WHC interest question; Post Secondary Bug Fix; FUTURE PLANS: change wording, add MDC; Fix International Numbers. Not all changes have been approved and some will be deployed during regular hours as they do not impact the application in terms of availability or downtime.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Undergraduate Admissions Application
Affected systems: Undergraduate Admissions servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Office 365 license assignment
Description of change: OIT will be modifying the 365 licenses assigned to users
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services: All Office 365 services
Affected systems: Office 365
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading or patching the BANNER XE system with 20 different releases during the FAUP maintenance window on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
There are 21 Harvest packages over 17 TD Incident numbers but the DBAs have reviewed the list and have determined that all of these items can be installed within the timeframe allotted for the FAUP maintenance window.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: No service impact expected
Affected systems: BANNER XE
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems

[RESOLVED] Email Icons in MyFAU Missing

The MYFAU mail icon issue has been resolved.

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We are currently experiencing a problem with email icons missing in MyFAU. We are working on resolving the issue as soon as possible.

In the meantime, to access email please use the following links:

Students: mymail.fau.edu

Employees: outlook.fau.edu

Posted in Email

[RESOLVED] Intermittent telephone Issues

****** UPDATE – 11:40AM*********

The issue with the phone system has been resolved. You are now able to call the university from the outside.

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We are currently experiencing some intermittent inbound phone system issues. This impacts when calling the University from outside the University.

We are working with the vendor to resolve the issue.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

OIT

 

Posted in Network and Telecom

OIT Systems Maintenance – Thurs. Jan 17 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, 01/17/2019 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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Web-based User authentication system maintenance
Description of change: Migrate the CAS SSO services database to a new database
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: Single Sign On​
Affected systems: Single-sign on servers and databases
Expected End-user impact: During this time no end user impact is expected.

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Identity Management System Updates
Description of change: Applying security patches to the identity management system (OIM) and bug fixes for account claiming.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
OIT Units involved in the change IDM Team
Affected services: Account Self Service
Affected systems: ​OIM web servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time no end user impact is expected.

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Banner Admin Pages Maintenance
Description of change: Restart Banner Admin pages with updated Oracle DB library.​
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Admin Pages
Affected systems: Banner XE server
Expected End-user impact: Banner Admin Pages will be unavailable during the restart.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the Application Navigator module (BANNER XE) and patching the Mass Data Update Utility module (BANNER 8) during the FAUP maintenance window on Thursday, January 17, 2019.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: No service impact expected
Affected systems: BANNER (8 and XE)
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end user impact is expected

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University accreditation system upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the software used for accreditation​ on request of the vendor​​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:00 AM
Affected services: http://xitracs.fau.edu​
Affected systems: xitracs
Expected End-user impact: The http://xitracs.fau.edu site will be unavailable during the window​

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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Wed. Dec 19 from 7:00AM to 8:00AM

VPN Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on the VPN on Wednesday December ​19th
Downtime window start: 7:00 M
Downtime window end: 8:00 AM
Affected services: Mobile VPN​
Affected systems: Mobile VPN​
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, we do not anticipate any end user impact for regular users of the VPN. Mobile users will start getting prompted for Duo two-factor to connect to the VPN and they will have expanded service capabilities on par with users of the desktop client.

Posted in Systems

[RESOLVED] Internet trouble reaching Google

The connectivity with Google has been resolved and all Google applications are available again.

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The internet provider in Miami is having issues reaching Google and it’s impacting all Google applications. In the meantime, you can use alternative search engines such as Bing and Yahoo.

We apologize for the inconvenience

OIT

Posted in Google App Status Feed

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Nov 29 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, 11/29/2018 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 Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be adding a new accepted email domain to Office 365.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Office 365 / Exchange Online
Affected systems: Office 365 / Exchange Online​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, we don’t expected any end-user impact

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be conducting a proof of concept test for a new product that is a candidate for replacement of a component in the FAU email system.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:30 AM
Affected services: OIT members on 365 (Microsoft) Email
Affected systems: FAU main mail gateway servers, 365 mail servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. After the change, OIT members will have their emails filtered by an additional email gateway as part of the proof of concept test.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be installing a new Banner XE module to support the clean address process and a critical Financial Aid patch.
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner XE and Banner 8
Affected systems: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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Identity Management
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the email lifecycle management process
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: Identity Manager, Active Directory, Office365, Google Apps
Affected systems: Boca OIM Servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time no end-user impact is expected.

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

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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Posted in Systems