[Resolved] Emergency Maintenance Employee MFA Enrollment Tool

The Employee MFA Enrollment Tool will be updated at 12:30 pm October 1st to correct a bug that is preventing courtesy accounts from logging in. The tool will be offline for a few minutes during this process.

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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept 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, 09/26/2019 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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Update Canvas Theme
Description of change: OIT will be correcting an issue that may redirect some Canvas users that do not have an FAU account to the Single Sign On page.​
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services: Canvas
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Banner/Owldone integration
Description of change: ​OIT will be applying some changes to add the Summer Jumpstart students to the Owldone views
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Account Self Service Updates
Description of change: OIT will be installing patches and updates to backend services related to the Accounts Self-Service portal.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Accounts Self Service – https://accounts.fau.edu, User Manager (um.fau.edu)
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. This change requires a rolling restart of services but should not cause any disruption in services.

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Banner Accounts Receivable upgrade/patch/administrative pages installation
Description of change: OIT will be installing patches and upgrades required by Accounts Receivable improve performance in Production.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Canvas / LMS, Educational Technologies, Systems

Maintenance Employee MFA Enrollment Form

We will be updating the Employee MFA Enrollment form at 9 pm this evening September 23, 2019. During the update the url to the system will be updated to https://ssoauth.fau.edu/employee-mfa and a performance bug resolved. To aide in accessing the system a redirect will also be applied to the old site.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Canvas / LMS, Educational Technologies, Instructional Technologies, Lecture Capture, Systems, Video Conferencing, Workday

[RESOLVED] TouchNet Systems Maintenance, Wed. September 18th from 3:00AM to 7:00AM

The TouchNet payment processing system will be undergoing maintenance -Starting from 3:00am to 7:00am (EST) Wednesday, 09/18/2019

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. Sept. 19 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, 09/19/2019 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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Database Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be applying an Oracle upgrade to MSOP​ production database​. Several services and systems will be affected by this maintenance. Please see list of affected services below.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services:
ACH or VPAS
Mandatory Course Entry Quiz
accounts.fau.edu – Accounts Self Service
Canvas e-Grades
FAUGuest  – Wireless network authentication for guests
4P Configurations – Admissions Status, Znumber page, ssoauth.fau.edu/*, egrades.fau.edu/*
Group Management – grouper
Phonebill application pre latest system
Password expiration
Network registration, talon.fau.edu/netreg, talon.fau.edu/networkregistrationadmin
Frevvo
New undergrad – Undergraduate Admissions
Owlapp – Graduate Admissions
Residency Project
OwlDone
Expected End-user impact: During this time, services listed above will be unavailable at times.

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Account Self Service Updates
Description of change: Installing patches and updates to backend services.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Accounts Self Service – https://accounts.fau.edu, User Manager (um)
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. We will be doing rolling restarts to ensure that services are available.

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Touchnet Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be installing the latest version of the BannerConnect component of Touchnet.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: Touchnet Payment services
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Database Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will  be applying the latest patch set to all production databases.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner production, Appworx, Harvest, ODS, FAU Warehouse, IEAP instance, WebFOCUS/ReportCaster
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the services listed above will be temporarily offline while the patches are applied.

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BHRIC Profile Server replacement
Description of change: One of the home directory servers used by the biomedical research information core has experienced a software failure in windows which prevents it from starting the windows login service. While this is still functional we must replace the server to resolve the issue without substantial downtime. During this maintenance period we will be adding the new server to the DFS cluster.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: BHRIC home directories and group directories​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Banner Table update
Description of change: OIT will be updating the SWRRULE table per the Registrar’s office request
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 3:30 AM
Affected services:   SWRRULE table in Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Banner Table update
Description of change:  OIT will be updating the SORXREF Table
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end:  3:30 AM
Affected services: SORXREF table in Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Security Update on Frevvo Filesystem Server
Description of change: OIT will be updating  Tomcat to the latest version on Frevvo’s Filesystem Connector Server​ to patch Security Vulnerabilities.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Frevvo Filesystem Connector
Expected End-user impact: During this time, there will be minimal downtime document submissions to Andi and Andisec drives.

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept 12 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, 09/12/2019 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 Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the operating system and central server management software.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: SCVMM, Azure Pack Portal
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. College IT and OIT staff will be unable to manage their virtual machines using SCVMM or the Azure Pack Portal during this time.

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Banner Financial Aid upgrades/patches installation
Description of change: OIT will be applying upgrades and patches required for regulatory compliance (FISAP, etc).
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Financial Aid will be unavailable during the maintenance window
Expected End-user impact: During this time, Banner Financial Aid will be unavailable and users may receive an error message when using the administrative pages (forms)

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Update course flags for high school courses for GPA calculations
Description of change: OIT will apply a script to update the course flags of high school courses using an excel sheet provided by admissions. The course flags affect the grade points of courses and GPA calculations.
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services: EDI process for high school transcripts
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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Run SHATAEQ Deletion scripts in Production
Description of change: OIT will run a deletion script in Banner to delete workspace records.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 3:15 AM
Affected services: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be restarting an information resource server to resolve some memory problems.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:30 AM
Affected services: Oracle Identity Manager, Single Sign On, any other authentication that rely on OUD
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance – Thurs. Aug 29 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, 08/29/2019 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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Database Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the Oracle Identity Manager database to the latest version12cR2.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Oracle Identity Manager, Account provisioning, Password resets
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users will not be able to reset passwords or claim accounts.

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Account Self Service Updates
Description of change: OIT will be installing patches and updates to backend services related to the FAU account self-services portal (accounts.fau.edu)
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services:
Accounts Self Service – https://accounts.fau.edu
User Manager – internal help desk tool
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Database Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the MSOP production database to the newest version – 12cR2
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: ACH or VPAS, Mandatory Course Entry Quiz, Accounts Self Service, Canvas Electronic Grading “Banner Grade Submissions” in Canvas, Wireless network authentication for guests, 4P Configurations, Group Management, phonebill application pre latest system, password expirations, network registration, network registration admin, Frevvo, Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions, Residency Project, OwlDone
Expected End-user impact: During this time, services that listed above will be unavailable at times.

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uAchieve Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be installing updates to support uAchieve functionalities
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: uAchieve/DARS
Expected End-user impact: During this time, while the system is restarted users will not be able to view or submit audits.

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Mail Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the software on its spam filtering appliances.
Downtime window start:  3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound FAU email, Mail relay for smtp.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: During this time, mail delivery may be delayed or impacted during the maintenance window.

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Self-Service wording change
Description of change: OIT will be making changes to Financial Aid SSB pages.
Updated Financial Aid Award texts in Financial Aid Self-service pages.
Changed Financial aid Award to Financial aid offer in every SSB pages.
Changed Award year to Academic year in every SSB pages.
Changed Aid year to Academic year in every SSB pages.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Financial Aid Self-Service
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Enhance NCAA Financial Aid Information upload process
Description of change: OIT will be enhancing the NCAA Financial Aid information upload process.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: Student Athletics Department
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Touchnet Maintenance
Description of change: The latest version of the BannerConnect component of Touchnet will be installed in production.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: Touchnet Payment services
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Database Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will apply the latest Oracle patchset updates to all production databases
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner production, Appworx, Harvest, ODS, FAU Warehouse, IEAP instance, WebFOCUS/ReportCaster
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the services listed above will be temporarily offline while the patches are applied.

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Banner XE Admin page SWATTYP update
Description of change:  OIT will be adding additional fields to the SWATTYP Banner view.  These fields include subscores to swattyp view and minor change on admin page swattyp to display them all
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 12:00 AM
Affected services: Owl Forms
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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OwlForms maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be applying some filters to OwlForms (SWAETBL) to support the Registrar’s Office.
Downtime window start: 11:45 PM
Downtime window end: 12:00 AM
Affected services: OwlForms
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] MYFAU Login having problems

The MYFAU login issue has now been resolved.

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[RESOLVED] MYFAU Login having problems

The MYFAU login issue is now resolved.

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The MYFAU login is currently not working. We are looking into the issue and will supply an update when available.

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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Aug 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, 08/01/2019 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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Radius Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing security updates of the radius servers that support wireless and Eduroam authentication. There may be temporary interruption as the systems are updated.​
Downtime window start: 10:00 PM
Downtime window end: 12:00 AM
Affected services: On-site wireless, Eduroam
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users may lose WiFi connectivity on campus during the update. Users using Eduroam may have failed authentications while trying to use other institutions’ WiFi.

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Florida Shines Authentication
Description of change: The authentication for Florida Shines Transcripts, Transient, and similar authentications will be updated.This update will increase the reliability of the system and improve the performance when users access the Florida Shines Services.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Florida Shines
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. Should errors occur, end users will see an authentication error on the Florida Shines page. OIT can contact the Florida Shines team and alert them of the error. If errors occur Florida Shines (FLVC) will revert the change.

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AppStatus Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be updating the wording on the Appstatus login screen and decision display will be changed.
Downtime window start: 6:40 AM
Downtime window end: 6:55 AM
Affected services:​AppStatus
Expected End-user impact: During this time, AppStatus might be unavailable for about 15 mins while the server updates the webapp

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Medical Insurance Integration Setup
Description of change: This is the creation of a new Appworx process to load a file containing student charges for Medical Insurance to the student’s accounts.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: No impacted services expected
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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SSAR subscores banner load
Description of change: OIT will start loading unofficial test scores from SSAR into Banner
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 12:00 AM
Affected services: SSAR load process
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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EDI Tables cleanup (1st iteration)
Description of change: OIT will be cleaning up error notification records in Banner to improved EDI processes.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:00 AM
Affected services: Three BANNER EDI tables. EDI jobs will not be running at that hour of the morning so the scripts will not interfere with job performance. Removing records from these records will not affect any other tables or processes.
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Starfish Integration Fix
Description of change: This change is to fix an issue where a certain population of students are excluded during the break in semesters
Downtime window start:5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: No impact to services expected
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact expected

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Common App and Residency Solution
Description of change: Banner, the Undergraduate App, The Graduate App, Onbase, and Owldone will all be updated to deliver Common App applications to Banner, new residency related questions to the applications, a new tentative residency setting algorithm, a new residency module to Owldone, and anew residency submission and verification support in Onbase.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Undergraduate app, Grad App, Owldone, Banner app load packages, OnBase forms
Expected End-user impact: Applicants will have fewer questions on the applications and a secure online form for submitting related documents. Staff for Grad Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions and Registrar’s residency officers will have new tools.

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Office 365 entitlement change
Description of change: OIT will be changing the method for which Office 365 services are enabled for users
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: All Office 365 services
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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FTIC student catalog term update
Description of change: OIT will apply some updates to change FTIC summer students to the Fall catalog
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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