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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. June 6 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, 06/06/2019 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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BHRIC Servers upgrade from Windows 2012R2 to Windows 2019
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading a series of Windows servers on BOCA RATON and JUPITER cloud platforms running Windows 2012 R2. These servers will be upgraded to Windows 2019​. This is the 2nd batch of upgrades.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Various services on following servers in health domain
Affected systems:  Various health servers
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 changing the network address for a server.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: VIP file shares
Affected systems: VIP server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, end users will not be able to connect to the VIP file share.

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Oracle Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be applying the Oracle Upgrade 12cR2 to IEAP production database​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: IEAP production environment. Webfocus won’t be able to connect to the IEAP database. ​
Affected systems: odsprod
Expected End-user impact: Services that listed above will be unavailable at times during the maintenance window.​​

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

Resolved: Frevvo offline

The University forms server (Frevvo) maintenance is running long and is currently offline. We will update this message once an hour with updates.

This issue has been resolved as of 8:05 am. 

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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. May 23 from 3:00AM to 7:00AMm

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, 05/23/2019 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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Storage Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be moving backend NetApp storage to two new switches
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: ALL SERVICES WILL BE UNAVAILABLE except the following:
DNS
LDAP
DHCP
Single Sign On
Active Directory
Main FAU web page
Expected End-user impact: During this time, most services except the ones mentioned above will be unavailable for a few hours.

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Single Sign On Maintenance for Testing Center
Description of change: OIT is updating the single sign on (SSO) system to improve the user experience in the testing center. ​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Single Sign On and all dependent services
Affected systems: Shibboleth
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. After the change, single-sign on will not prompt for 2Factor when users access Canvas from the testing center.

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uAchieve Maintenance
Description of change: Updating student queries file in uAchieve production.
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services: uAchieve production
Affected systems: uAchieve server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the uAchieve degree auditing/planning system will be unavailable.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will make changes to reduce the complexity of UDCID generation in Banner by removing Banner Enterprise Identity Services and replacing with database triggers.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: No downtime for any services
Affected systems: No downtime for any systems
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, Email, Instructional Technologies, Lecture Capture, Network and Telecom, Systems, Uncategorized, Video Conferencing, Workday

Storage Switch Replacement – Thurs. May 23 from 2:00AM – 6:00AM

OIT will be doing a much needed storage switch replacement during our regular maintenance window on Thursday, May 23 from 2:00AM to 6:00AM.  The maintenance will be disruptive in nature and will affect most, if not all, servers (physical/virtual) and services that OIT manages. 

Critical services such as DNS, DHCP, SSO, AD as well as cloud based services such as TeamDynamix, Workday and Canvas will be online.  OIT will update this post when maintenance is complete or should any issues arise during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

OIT

 

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

[RESOLVED] STARFISH – Currently not accessible to users

The Success Network (Starfish) is currently experiencing an outage. OIT is working with the vendor to get the system up as quickly as possible.

Posted in Educational Technologies, Systems, Uncategorized

[RESOLVED] MYFAU giving intermittent errors

The MYFAU issue has been resolved.

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Occasionally when reaching a page on MYFAU, you may receive a “502 Bad Gateway”.  We are looking into the issue and hope to have more information soon. In the meantime, refreshing the page seems to clear up the problem and allow you to load the page.

 

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

[RESOLVED] MYFAU missing email icons and other role specifics links

The MYFAU issue has been resolved. If you are still not seeing your links, please restart your browser or app and log into MYFAU again.

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Various role specific links are missing from MYFAU such as the email icons. We are investigating  and will provide an update soon.

In the meantime you can access email with the following links:

We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Posted in Educational Technologies, Email, Systems, Uncategorized

Single Sign-On Authentication Maintenance

Office of Information Technology will be performing systems maintenance Monday November 26th, 2018 from 3:00 am until 7:00 am.

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Single sign-on (SSO)
Description of change:  OIT will upgrade the Single Sign-On system as part of our identity management upgrade.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: sso.fau.edu, grouper.fau.edu, all SSO clients including Banner Self Service, Workday, Canvas, and many others.
Affected systems: Single Sign On Servers, Grouper
Expected End-user impact: During this time, some users may experience issues logging into numerous single sign-on authenticated services. Groups sync’s will be delayed while an initial sync is performed.

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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 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, 10/18/2018 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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Application Maintenance – New Frevvo Servers
Description of change: Upgrade the University Form server from a virtual machine to a physical device. This will resolve a bug we are experiencing that causes the form service to crash. ​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Forms, Admissions Applications, Application Status Portal
Affected systems: frevvo server​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, web users will not be able to submit or lookup the results of forms.​

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Application Maintenance – Identity Management
Description of change: OIT will add the Preferred First Names as an optional attribute to SSO, apply Workday Employee Feed Bug fixes, and additional upgrades and patches which may require restart.​
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Identity Management
Affected systems: Identity Management, LDAP
Expected End-user impact: During this time, these changes only affect back-end services and should not impact users.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading several Banner modules, such as Student Financial Aid, General, Accounts Receivable, and Admin Commons
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
OIT Units involved in the change AS and DBA Teams
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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Update license server to support new Office and Server versions
Description of change: OIT will be updating the Microsoft license server to support new versions of Office and Server
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:05 AM
Affected services: Windows and Office product activation
Affected systems: Windows licensing server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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Canvas User Management Tool Update
Description of change: OIT will be applying an update to the Canvas User Management tool that is used by Continuing and Executive Education to manage their non-FAU accounts in Canvas​.
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:10 AM
Affected services: Only the tool itself will be unavailable as the update is applied.​
Affected systems: Only the tool itself will be unavailable as the update is applied.​​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the users that use the tool will be unable to use it during the update. All of the users of the tool have been notified.
​NOTE: This tool’s availability will in no way affect the availability of Canvas itself.

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Identity Management
Description of change: Install Oracle Critical Patch Updates for Identity Management environment. We ran out of time during the last maintenance window and these patches were held back.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Oracle Identity Manager, Password sync, Account Claiming
Affected systems: OIM servers
Expected End-user impact: Users will not be able to claim their accounts or reset passwords while the system is being restarted during the window.

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