OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 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, 10/17/2019 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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Delayed BHRIC Upgrade
Description of change:  ​Upgrade the Biomedical Research Informatic’s Cores Virtual  Infrastructure to ​​the latest versions.
Downtime window start: 8:00 PM (10/16)
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: BHRIC Virtual Desktop Infrastructure​
Expected End-user impact: Vmware View will lose access to vCenter during this process and users will be unable to spawn suspended or powered offed virtual machines.

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BHRIC Virtualization Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be applying patches on the BHRIC server environment
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: BRHIC VDI
Expected End-user impact: Most virtual desktops will be suspended starting at 2 am. So users accessing the cluster from 2 am to 6 am will need to wait while for their VM to start again should they wish to use it. Users will also need to wait slightly when they connect in the morning as most services will be suspended.

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Replace the current student type with the first admitted student type to the StarRez extract.
Description of change: Replace the current student type with the first admitted student type to the StarRez extract.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: StarRez housing system
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Spam Filter Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be updating the firmware for its spam filter appliances.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound FAU email smtp.fau.edu

Expected End-user impact: Email delivery may be delayed for inbound mail. The client may receive an error when sending mail to smtp.fau.edu during the change window.

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BANNER XE DB Upgrade 9.17.0 release and co-requisite releases
Description of change: Production Support will be promoting and installing the next version upgrade of the BANNER XE system and all of the updated versions of the Banner XE modules it supports
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: BANNER XE system
Expected End-user impact: The Banner system will be brought down during the actual installation of the code.

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Banner Immunization Change
Description of change: This is a new feature where Transient Students who have fulfilled their Immunization requirement at their home school will automatically have their Immunization (IM) hold released.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
Expected End-user impact: No enduser impact expected

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Banner job scheduling
Description of change: Update SSL certificate Appworx uses to communicate between the Java client and server. The latest version of Java is causing SSL errors with the client’s built in certificate.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Appworx production
Expected End-user impact: The Appworx master/master’s agent will need to be restarted to pick up the changes.​

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Banner Data change
Description of change: Change the OA (Orientation Advising) hold to CA (College Advising) hold
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services:
Expected End-user impact: No user impact expected

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AP Invoice SnapLogic Pipeline
Description of change: A new project that runs daily to create invoices in Workday based upon input files from a vendor.
Downtime window start: 6:30 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: None
Expected End-user impact: ​None

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Owl Apps login issue: Google Services “Something went wrong”

Google status shows the following:

2:50 PM
Description:

We are investigating a potential issue with signing into Google services.

We will provide more information by Monday, 2019-08-19 12:45 US/Pacific.

How to diagnose:

Users may have issues signing into Google services. They may receive the error “Something went wrong. Sorry, something went wrong there. Try again.”

Workaround:

There’s no workaround available at this time, but we’ll let you know if we learn of one.

Posted in Educational Technologies, Email, Instructional Technologies, Systems, Uncategorized

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 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, 07/18/2019 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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Mail Server Configuration Change
Description of change: OIT will be making a change to how email recipients are validated.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound email, smtp.fau.edu
Affected systems: boc22fortimail01.fau.edu, nwfortimail01.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: none

Chessboard Certificate Update
Description of change: Update the SSL certificate on chessboard the User Services management tool. ​
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Password reset tools for user services
Affected systems: chessboard.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: none

GitLab Certificate Update and Config Changes
Description of change: OIT will be migrating the mail servers that handle smtp.fau.edu to new servers.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: gitlab​
Affected systems: gitlab.hpc.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: Gitlab will be turned off an back on again. ​Users who have used the scheduler may see their jobs run 45 minutes earlier than expected. We are also changing the default time zone from UTC to America/New_York, this affects times displayed in gitlab UI.​

BHRIC certificate updates
Description of change: All SSL certificates used on the BHRIC including, Redcap, VMware, and others will be updated to a new Digicert or LetsEncrypt certificate.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: BHRIC, VMware Horizon​, Redcap, VMware Virtual Center
​Affected systems: redcap1.fau.edu (letsencrypt), redcap2.fau.edu (letsencrypt), redcapstore.fau.edu (letsencrypt), vhealth.fau.edu (digicert), vhealthon.fau.edu (digicert), boc22-h-hv1.health.ad.fau.edu (digicert), boc22-h-vc1.health.ad.fau.edu (digicert)
Expected End-user impact: Users will need to reconnect to their services when they return to their desks should they be connected to VDI over the evening.

BHRIC Servers upgrade from Windows 2012R2 to Windows 2019
Description of change: We have series of Windows servers on BOCA RATON and JUPITER cloud platforms running Windows 2012 R2. These servers will be upgraded to Windows 2019​. Several servers are upgraded successfully. We would like to continue upgrading all servers in 3/4 servers per batch over next few months. ​​
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Various services on following servers in health domain: boc22-s-adc1, Boc22-s-ps.med, research-mssqlX, boc22-s-sql
Affected systems: boc22-s-adc1, Boc22-s-ps.med, research-mssqlX, boc22-s-sql
Expected End-user impact: NONE is expected​​​

Touchet Maintenance
Description of change: Migrate Touchnet Payment Transaction web service from Oracle Application Server to Tomcat in order to support Oracle database 12c.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Touchnet
Affected systems: ctcache1, sctcache2, boc22banxe03, boc22banxe04
Expected End-user impact: Touchnet will be unavailable.

Banner Database Maintenance
Description of change: The production Banner database will be upgraded from Oracle 11gR2 to 12cR2.​
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner production database and any applications that depend on it. Appworx, Harvest, Workflow, Banner Admin Pages, Banner self-service, Touchnet
Affected systems: bannerprd
Expected End-user impact: Affected services will be down during the time of the maintenance.

Secure file server data migration
Description of change: OIT will be moving the data internally on a ​secure file server
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: all shares on andisec
Affected systems: andisec
Expected End-user impact: all shares on andisec will be unavailable during the window

Mail Server Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be replacing current mail gateways with new appliances.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 4:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound mail processing for FAU (Office 365 and Gmail)
Affected systems: New Units:boc22fortimail01.fau.edu, nwfortimail01.fau.edu Old Units: bertx.fau.edu, berty.fau.edu, boc22esa01.fau.edu, nwesa01.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: Ideally none, however there may be some unintended impact if a configuration is missing/incorrect.

BHRIC Servers upgrade from Windows 2012R2 to Windows 2019
Description of change: We have series of Windows servers on BOCA RATON and JUPITER cloud platforms running Windows 2012 R2. These servers will be upgraded to Windows 2019​. Several servers are upgraded successfully. We would like to continue upgrading all servers in 3/4 servers per batch over next few months. ​​
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Various services on following servers in health domain: boc22-s-adc1, Boc22-s-ps.med, research-mssqlX, boc22-s-sql
Affected systems: boc22-s-adc1, Boc22-s-ps.med, research-mssqlX, boc22-s-sql
Expected End-user impact: NONE is expected​​​

Account Self Service Updates
Description of change: Installing patches and updates to backend services. Adding support for Workday Report to Active Directory Group synchronization​.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 5:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Accounts Self Service – https://accounts.fau.edu, user manager
Affected systems: um.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: none, requires a rolling restart of services but should not cause any disruption in services.

Updates to HIPAA Onboarding
Description of change: We are making adjustments to correct an issue related to the on boarding process of HIPAA employees. These changes should not effect existing HIPAA users.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 5:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​Database
Affected systems: OIM
Expected End-user impact: This change should correct issues related to passwords synchorzing to newly created HIPAA AD Accounts.

Server Maintenance
Description of change: We will be changing the current www.fau.edu webservers with new webservers that are able to do shibboleth.​
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: www.fau.edu website
Affected systems: www.fau.edu webservers​
Expected End-user impact: No end user impact expted as these webservers are behind bigip.

AutoAdvisor Maintenance
Description of change: Bug fix to the AutoAdvisor integration that exports to StarFish to include a new population for the General Advisor role.​
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 6:45 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: None
Affected systems: ​AutoAdvisor
Expected End-user impact: ​None​

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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 10 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, 07/10/2019 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
Description of change: Certificates for various secure web sites managed by OIT are being renewed
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/19/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: Almost all services that rely on our wildcard certificate.
Affected systems: bigip and any other system using the wildcard fau certificate​
Expected End-user impact: varies. some to none depending on the sensitivity of the service on accepting a new certificate.

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Secure file server data migration
Description of change: OIT will be moving the data internally on a ​secure file server
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: all shares on andisec
Affected systems: andisec
Expected End-user impact: all shares on andisec will be unavailable during the window

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Mail Server Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be migrating the mail servers that handle smtp.fau.edu to new servers.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 4:00 AM
Affected services: Mail relay for smtp.fau.edu
Affected systems: boc22esa02.fau.edu, nwesa02.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: Ideally none, however depending on how dns is cached for each client and how the smtp server settings were configured you may see bouncebacks/failed to connect messages when dns is updated.

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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 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from SCCM​
​Affected systems: boc22sccm
Expected End-user impact: All OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from sccm will be unavailable during the window

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BHRIC Servers upgrade from Windows 2012R2 to Windows 2019
Description of change: We have series of Windows servers on BOCA RATON and JUPITER cloud platforms running Windows 2012 R2. These servers will be upgraded to Windows 2019​. Several servers are upgraded successfully. We would like to continue upgrading all servers in 3/4 servers per batch over next few months. ​​
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Various services on following servers in health domain: boc22-s-adc1, Boc22-s-ps.med, research-mssqlX, boc22-s-sql
Affected systems: boc22-s-adc1, Boc22-s-ps.med, research-mssqlX, boc22-s-sql
Expected End-user impact: NONE is expected​​​

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Banner Self-Service Maintenance
Description of change: Change to fix flaws associated with Banner Registration (Version 9.12) that causes inaccurate information to be displayed to the students. This fix includes updates to the Registration search feature to fix defects on what courses are rendered and fix inaccurate descriptions/sorting of other data points.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 4:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Self-Service
Affected systems: Banner XE
Expected End-user impact: There are no impact on user services expected

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Updates Accounts Self Service
Description of change: Upgrading and patching account self service website.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 5:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: accounts.fau.edu
Affected systems: boc22oimwebp1, boc22oimwebp2, nwrdcoimwebp1, nwrdcoimwebp2
Expected End-user impact: Users may see a delay in password resets during the time the systems are being patched and rolled out.

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: We will be changing two northwest www.fau.edu webservers with new ones that are able to do shibboleth.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: None as these are the northwest www.fau.edu webservers and are also behind BigIP
Affected systems: Northwest www.fau.edu webservers​
Expected End-user impact: No end user impact expected

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Network and Telecom, Systems, Uncategorized

Chartwells currently unable to accept credit cards on Boca campus

Chartwells is currently unable to accept credit cards on the Boca Raton Campus due to a hardware failure.

We are working to resolve as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience.

OIT

Posted in Network and Telecom, Uncategorized

Sharepoint currently Unavailable

At this time, Sharepoint is currently unavailable. Microsoft does not yet have an ETA.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

OIT

Posted in Systems

Banner Administrative forms are experiencing issues.

Banner Administrative Forms are experiencing issues at this time.  We are currently investigating this issue and will update this issue as we know more.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Office of Information Technology

 

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems, Uncategorized

[RESOLVED] OU Campus CMS Login Unavailable

The login issue has been resolved

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We are currently investing an issue with the logging in for Omniupdate OU Campus CMS.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted in Systems, Uncategorized

[RESOLVED] Duo Phone calls are delayed

UPDATE:

The vendor has moved services to an alternative telephony provider and phone call authentications should be working properly at this time.

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Please see the status from the vendor:

Investigating – We are currently investigating an issue where phone calls are being delayed. All other authentication methods are working without issue.
Nov 5, 10:36 EST

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

Network outage building 96

We have received reports of a network outage in building 96. We are currently investigating the cause and working to resolve as soon as possible.

OIT

Posted in Network and Telecom