OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Feb 22 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, 02/22/2024 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner from 1am. until 7:00 a.m. on February 22nd. Banner will not be available during this time to allow the Ellucian support team to install the updates.
Downtime window start: 02/22/2024 1:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/22/2024 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Admin, Self Service
End-user impact: Banner will be unavailable during this time. All end users of Banner will be impacted.


Server change
Description of change: OIT will be updating the Banner test environments
Downtime window start: 02/22/2024 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/22/2024 5:30 AM
Affected services: Banner test environments: DEVL, TEST
End-user impact: Banner test environments will be unavailable during this time.


Research Computing Health Frevvo Maintenance
Description of change: Research Computing will be performing system maintenance of the Health Frevvo file connector. During this time saving forms to \health.ad.fau.edu will be offline
Downtime window start: 02/22/2024 8:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/22/2024 9:00 AM
Affected services: Frevvo file connector
End-user impact: During this time users will not be able to save forms to this file location


Upgrade data center switch
Description of change: Networking will be upgrading a switch in building 96.
Downtime window start: 02/23/2024 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/23/2024 7:00 AM
Affected services: Services running on Hyper V stack in bld 96
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected


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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Wed, Feb. 14 and Thurs. Feb 15 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 Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Thursday, Feb. 15 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner from 12:01 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. on February 14th. Banner will not be available during this time to allow the Ellucian support team to install the updates.
Downtime window start: 02/14/2024 12:01 AM
Downtime window end: 02/14/2024 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Admin, Self-service
End-user impact: Banner will be unavailable during this time.


Update EDR Scan Settings
Description of change: OIT will be making adjustments to the EDR scan settings to improve performance for some users on Wednesday February 14th. End user impact is not expected.
Downtime window start: 02/14/2024 8:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/14/2024 9:00 AM
Affected services: No services will be impacted by this change
End-user impact: No end user impact is expected. This change will disable automated full scans of Microsoft Defender which should improve performance on machines that are often shut down overnight such as laptops.


Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner from 12 midnight. until 7:00 a.m. on February 15th. Banner will not be available during this time to allow the Ellucian support team to install the updates.
Downtime window start: 02/15/2024 12:01 AM
Downtime window end: 02/15/2024 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Admin, Self-service
End-user impact: Banner will be unavailable during this time. All end users of Banner will be impacted.


Server migration OwlAdminPages, OwlKPIs, ProgramsAdmin
Description of change: The following services will be migrated to a new host OwlAdminPages, OwlKPIs, ProgramsAdmin
Downtime window start: 02/15/2024 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/15/2024 7:00 AM
Affected services: OwlAdminPages, OwlKPIs, ProgramsAdmin
End-user impact: Faculty, Staff, Students


Adding Compliance Text Verbiage in UG App, Personal Info and Owldone
Description of change: OIT is adding a text to Personal Info, Owldone and UG App to collect consent from the students to communicate via SMS.
Downtime window start: 02/15/2024 8:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/15/2024 5:00 PM
Affected services: Personal Info, Owldone, UG App
End-user impact: Students


Displaying All Awarded Data on eTranscript
Description of change: OIT is updating the eTranscript template to view awarded data such as 2nd major.
Downtime window start: 02/15/2024 9:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/15/2024 10:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
End-user impact: Students


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Feb 8 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, 02/08/2024 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner from 1:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. on February 8th. Banner will not be available during this time to allow the Ellucian support team to install the updates.
Downtime window start: 02/08/2024 1:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/08/2024 7:00 AM
Affected services: Self-Service, Banner Admin
End-user impact: Banner and any services relying on Banner will unavailable during this time.


Banner Database Change
Description of change: OIT will be performing some parameter changes in the Banner Production Database
Downtime window start: 02/08/2024 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/08/2024 6:30 AM
Affected services: Banner
End-user impact: Banner and any services relying on Banner will unavailable during this time.


Server Move
Description of change: OIT will be moving an authentication system to a different location
Downtime window start: 02/08/2024 6:30 AM
Downtime window end: 02/08/2024 6:45 AM
Affected services: Active Directory
End-user impact: No end-user impact expected during this time


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems, Uncategorized

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Jan 25 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, 01/25/2024 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


VPN Client Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be making a configuration change to advanced VPN clients to prevent an authentication issue with newer client builds. We will also be pushing out client upgrades.
Downtime window start: 01/25/2024 8:00 AM
Downtime window end: 01/25/2024 8:05 AM
Affected services: Advanced VPN clients
End-user impact: Users of the advanced VPN client will perform SSO authentication using their default browser instead of the FortiClient built-in browser.
Windows advanced client users will also be prompted to reboot their computer for a client upgrade. Mac users will be prompted for an upgrade but not required to reboot.


SMS Compliance
Description of change: We are incorporating language in the Native App, Banner, GradCas, and Owldone to obtain consent from students regarding SMS messages. This is to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Downtime window start: 01/25/2024 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 01/25/2024 8:00 AM
Affected services: Native App, Banner, GradCas, and Owldone
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected during this time.


Admissions Application Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be performing an upgrade to the Graduate Admissions Applications
Downtime window start: 01/25/2024 7:00 AM
Downtime window end: 01/25/2024 7:05 AM
Affected services: College of Business Graduate Admissions Application, Study Group Admissions Application
End-user impact: The application will be offline for a few minutes at 7 am


BHRIC Server Maintenance (SHS SQL Server)
Description of change: OIT will migrate the SHS SQL server to a new environment. This impacts SHS and CAPS using the software Clockwork.
Downtime window start: 01/26/2024 9:00 PM
Downtime window end: 01/28/2024 9:00 PM
Affected services: Clockwork (Scheduling App)
End-user impact: During this time programs that write to this database will be offline.


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Research Computing, Systems

[RESOLVED] Banner Admin performance issues

Banner is functioning as expected and this issue has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

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We are currently experiencing some performance issues with Banner Admin resulting in slow login times. Our team is currently working to restore the service to normal performance levels. We apologize for any inconvenience.

OIT

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Uncategorized

Banner Admin performance issues

We are currently experiencing some performance issues with Banner Admin resulting in slow login times. Our team is currently working to restore the service to normal performance levels. We apologize for any inconvenience.

OIT

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Uncategorized

[RESOLVED] TouchNet Systems Maintenance, Friday, December 15th from 2:00 AM to 6:00 AM

The TouchNet payment processing system will be undergoing maintenance -Starting from 2:00am to 6:00am (EST) Friday, December 15th. This affects student payment services (Bill+Payment), as well as all Marketplace Stores, uPay sites and TouchNet ready partner payment services. We expect all systems to be back online no later than 7:00 am (EST) that morning. When the system is back up and ready to go, we will notify you. You may wish to place warnings on your website, or take your store offline. If this scheduled downtime creates a conflict for your operations, please feel free to contact us at FIS@fau.edu for further discussion. Expected End-user impact: During this time all student payment services (Bill+Payment), as well as all Marketplace Stores, uPay sites and TouchNet ready partner payment services will be unavailable during this maintenance cycle.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Workday

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Nov 30 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, 11/30/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Sunapsis Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing Sunapsis system maintenance. During this time, Sunapsis will be offline.
Downtime window start: 11/29/2023 10:00 PM
Downtime window end: 11/30/2023 12:00 AM
Affected services: Sunapsis
End-user impact: This maintenance only impacts IEI Staff.


Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing server Maintenance affecting TechFee, Gradrates, GradeMan, ServiceAwards, SoftLic, transient, and wconline
Downtime window start: 11/30/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/30/2023 1:00 AM
Affected services: TechFee, Gradrates, GradeMan, ServiceAwards, SoftLic, transient, wconline
End-user impact: The services mentioned above will be offline during this time.


Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner. Banner will not be available during this time to allow the Ellucian support team to install several module upgrades/patches/administrative pages to bring FAU up to compliance with the latest Financial Aid releases.
Downtime window start: 11/30/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/30/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
End-user impact: Banner will be unavailable during this time.


Data Transfer Node Upgrades
Description of change: OIT will be adjusting default settings on the Research Computing Data Transfer Nodes
Downtime window start: 11/30/2023 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/30/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: koko-dtn which provides smb connectivity to the HPC cluster.
End-user impact: OIT will be reloading SMB on the servers in question which will in theory allow existing connections to continue.


Banner AppNav Maintenance
Description of change: The Banner AppNav that is used for the Banner Admin application will be upgraded, and the current server will be decommissioned.
Downtime window start: 11/30/2023 6:30 AM
Downtime window end: 11/30/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner admin might not be accessible while the switch happens, or current sessions might disconnect.
End-user impact: Staff will not be able to login to Banner Admin while the change takes place, current sessions might also be impacted.


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Research Computing, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Nov 16 from 12:01AM – 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, 11/16/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Data Center Storage Upgrade (Netapp Snapvault Cluster)
Description of change: OIT will perform software upgrades to the Netapp Snapvault Cluster
Downtime window start: 11/15/2023 10:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/15/2023 5:00 PM
Affected services: Snapvault functionality for Netapp volumes
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected. This is a backend netapp cluster for backup purposes


Banner AppNav Maintenance
Description of change: The Banner AppNav that is used for the Banner Admin application will be upgraded, and the current server will be decommissioned.
Downtime window start: 11/16/2023 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/16/2023 6:30 AM
Affected services: Banner admin might not be accessible while the switch happens, or current sessions might disconnect.
End-user impact: Staff will not be able to login to Banner Admin while the change takes place, current sessions might also be impacted.


Student Health Server Maintenance (Dental and EKG)
Description of change: Research Computing will be performing maintenance of the Servers used for the Dental department and the EKG machines. During this time the services will be offline and the devices ( x-ray and EKG machines) will not be able to connect to their services.
Downtime window start: 11/14/2023 8:00 PM
Downtime window end: 11/15/2023 4:00 AM
Affected services: Dental X-Rays and EKG for Student Health
End-user impact: The dental and EKG machines will be off line during this time. However, the clinic is closed so there is no end user impact unless something does not work correctly in the morning.


Zero Cost Textbook Feature Implementation
Description of change: In Banner, placing an attribute on course section to display an ICON for Zero Textbook Courses, so that the students can easily identify Zero Textbook category courses.
End-user impact: Students
Downtime window start: 11/16/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/16/2023 1:00 AM
Affected services: FAU Banner/ Student Registration App


Data Center Storage Upgrade (Netapp Disaster Recovery Cluster)
Description of change:
Downtime window start: 11/16/2023 10:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/16/2023 5:00 PM
Affected services: disaster recovery snapshot functionality for netapp volumes
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected. This is the DR netapp cluster for disaster recovery purposes


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Research Computing, Systems

[RESOLVED] Banner Admin performance issues

We are currently experiencing some performance issues with Banner Admin resulting in slow login times. Our team is currently working to restore the service to normal performance levels. We apologize for any inconvenience.

OIT

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Uncategorized