OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept 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, 09/27/2018 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 – Inbound email update
Description of change:
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound email
Outbound email: smtp.fau.edu
Affected systems: email servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time there will be minimal to no impact. Outbound email using smtp.fau.edu may be delayed and/or may get bounced back depending on how the individual server is configured. Inbound email may be delayed during the change window.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading several Banner modules
These modules include: Student, Account Receivable, and Financial Aid
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner 8, Banner XE, Application Navigator and Self-Service
Affected systems: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users may not be able to connect to Banner and or Self-Service during the installation.

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Application Maintenance – Forms.fau.edu user and role sync
Description of change: OIT will begin syncing all Employees and their roles into forms.fau.edu’s database one per day.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 3:00 AM
Affected services: forms.fau.edu​
Affected systems: frevvo server
Expected End-user impact: During this time there is no end-user impact. After the change, users will be able to accurately route forms to employees as needed.

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Identity Management
Description of change: ​Upgrades and patches which may require restart.​ User management application will be upgraded to v. 0.2.4
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​OIM web servers
Affected systems: Changes are occurring to back end services. User should not see any impact on their existing services due to this changes.
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Jupiter Data Center migration.
Description of change: OIT is condensing 4 Jupiter racks into 2. This will require downtime for all services on the Jupiter campus.​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: All services on the Jupiter campus including Domain Authentication, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, application and file share services. All Video Conferencing services.
Affected systems: Jupiter Domain controllers, Jupiter File Servers, VC server equipment, Jupiter Application Servers.
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users will be without the majority of computing services on the Jupiter campus during this 4 hour window. This will include login authentication, Jupiter application and Jupiter server shares, plus all VC services.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems

Admissions Status Maintenance Wednesday 12th at 7 am

We will be performing a short update to the Admissions Status Portal at 7 am on Wednesday September 12th. During this update appstatus.fau.edu/admissions will be offline and applicants will not be able to check the status of admissions applications.

If you experience difficulty accessing appstatus.fau.edu or your admissions applications please contact the Help Desk at your earliest convenience.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems

Admissions Status Maintenance Monday 10th at Noon

We will be performing a short update to the Admissions Status Portal at Noon on Monday the 10th. appstatus.fau.edu/admissions will be offline for a short time while apply these upgrades.

If you experience difficulty accessing appstatus.fau.edu or the admissions applications please contact the Help Desk at your earliest convenience.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems

[RESOLVED] Issue with Single-Sign On (SSO)

Issue has been resolved. You now should be able to log in to FAU services.

 

OIT

 

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We are currently experiencing issues with single-sign on. This impacts services such as Workday, MYFAU and Canvas. We are working on resolving the issue as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

OIT

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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Aug 2 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, 08/02/2018 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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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: This Ellucian Upgrade/Patch  ( Financial aid 8.32.1 and 8.32.1.1) is needed to for loan processing updates and to resolve issues related to the Federal Grant (Pell) awards
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 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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Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be updating the configuration version of several virtual servers.
Downtime window start  8/2/2018 4:00 AM
Downtime window end  8/2/2018 6:00 AM
Affected services: Blackboard, Jenkins, DHCP, DNS​, SSO / Identity Management, Metadata, Acano Video Conferencing Services
Affected systems: aim, bba servers, boc22appsjenkins, dhcpboc0, dnsboc0, idm1, ldapboc servers, lintalon2, metadata, mp2, shibboleth1p, talonx1, vcdb, vcrecorder, wildfly servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, listed services will be unavailable or in a degraded state

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Banner Self-Service Maintenance
Description of change: Migrating 4 of the 7 Banner Self-Service servers from VMware to Hyper-V.​
Downtime window start  8/2/2018 4:00 AM
Downtime window end  8/2/2018 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Self-Service, Banner Workflow
Affected systems: sctcache3, ​sctcache4, sctcache5, sctcache6
Expected End-user impact: During this time, Banner Workflow may be unavailable at times.  The servers not being migrated will keep Banner Self-Service available.

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Kofax Server Fixpack
Description of change: Performing changes/applying patches  for improving reliability/stability with Kofax Capture Scan stations
Downtime window start  8/2/2018 5:00 PM
Downtime window end  8/3/2018 8:00 AM
Affected services: Student Record Doc management Processing on the front end (VIP Backend is unaffected)
Affected systems: Kofax server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the Kofax patch will be installed on 10 workstations​.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 26 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, 07/26/2018 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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Event Management Software Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be updating the front and back end components for the EMS platform.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: EMS Desktop clients, Virtual EMS http://events.fau.edu/VirtualEMS, Master Calendar http://events.fau.edu/​MasterCalendar
Affected systems: FAU app and web server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, EMS (both web and desktop client) and Master Calendar will be unavailable. End-users will need to upgrade to new EMS client on desktop. Instructions were provided via email.

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Appworx and Harvest Database Maintenance
Description of change: Migrating the database for production Appworx and Harvest from Solaris to Linux.​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Production Appworx and Harvest
Affected systems: enzo/oracleapps​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, Appworx and Harvest will be unavailable.  This will impact Appworx jobs that run during this time.​

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Identity Management Updates
Description of change: OIT will install patches and upgrades to Oracle Identity Manager to enhance certain features.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Identity Management (OIM)
Affected systems: OIM servers
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, no end-user impact is expected. Changes are occurring to back end services and will not require any downtime.

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: We are making improvements to the servers that store user related information.​
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:30 AM
Affected services: Servers that rely on ldapboc0 and ldapboc1
Affected systems: LDAP servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. The change involves redirecting users from old servers to newer servers that are already in service.​

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Two-Factor authentication for College of Business Azure Admin users
Description of change: OIT will enable two-factor (DUO) for College of Business Azure Admin users
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services:​Shibboleth ADFS integration
Affected systems: Shibboleth servers
Expected End-user impact: College of Business Admin Users will be prompted for two factor when they login to Office 365.

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

[RESOLVED] Tuition payments currently unavailable

The payment system is back up and tuition payments can now be made. The payment deadline has been extended until July 3rd.

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At this time, we have identified an issue with tuition payments. We have notified the vendor and are further investigating.

We will post an update as soon as we have additional information regarding an ETA.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

OIT

 

 

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Uncategorized

Connectivity Issues from Comcast Xfinity Users

Comcast is currently experiencing nationwide outages of internet and TV services. Users of Comcast Xfinity services may be unable to reach some or all FAU services until the issue is resolved.

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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. June 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, 06/28/2018 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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Banner Maintenance – Thursday 28th June 3am – 5am
Description of change:  OIT will install a Financial Aid patch needed for Financial Aid.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 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

Admissions Applications and Forms.fau.edu maintenance

We will be performing a short update to the Admissions and forms server at 4 am Friday the 22th. These services will be offline for approximately an hour while we increase the resources allocated to the machine.

If you experience difficulty accessing forms.fau.edu or the admissions applications please contact the Help Desk at your earliest convenience.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Email, Instructional Technologies, Systems, Workday