OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. April 4 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, 04/04/2019 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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UAchieves Maintenance
Description of change: OIT is applying changes to UAchieves to resolve a production issue where it shows certain students have been exempt from the Civics Literacy Test when they actually have not.  This will involve restarting UAchieves.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: UAchieves – Audit functionality
Affected systems: UAchieves
Expected End-user impact: During this time, user may not be able to run Audits during restart.

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Mail Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be making a change in how email gets routed to faculty/staff.
Downtime window start  4/4/2019 5:00 AM
Downtime window end  4/4/2019 5:00 AM
OIT Units involved in the change  OIT Systems
Affected services: Faculty/Staff email (Office 365)
Affected systems: bertx.fau.edu, berty.fau.edu, boc22esa01.fau.edu, nwesa01.fau.edu​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Server upgrade
Description of change: OIT is upgrading production SCCM and the Windows ADK to the most current versions.
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: All SCCM related services including OS and Application deployment, patch management, system management, SCCM reporting.​
Affected systems: SCCM server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, access to SCCM and all SCCM-related services will be unavailable while the upgrade is performed.

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Redeploy Banner Application Navigator
Description of change: OIT will redeploy the Application N​avigator with alterations to the exclusions list for forms.  This is to remove the SW* forms from the search.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner ​Application Navigator
Affected systems: boc22banxe03
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the Application Navigator​ will be unavailable

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. March 7 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, 03/07/2019 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: OIT will be performing server maintenance.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Report Caster production, ODS production, MSOP instance and Blackboard.​
Affected systems: boc22ora01, boc22ora03, odsprod, bbloracle​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, services that listed ​above will be unavailable at times.

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Install New Mail Server
Description of change: OIT will be installing a new mail server to eventually replace an older one.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Exchange
Affected systems: Exchange server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Storage Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on some backend storage.  No end-user impact is anticipated.
Downtime window start: 5:30 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: No services will be affected.
Affected systems: The NetApp cluster
Expected End-user impact: During this time, end users may see data access to the ANDI shares pause for a very short duration.

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Posted in Email, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Feb 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, 02/28/2019 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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SSO Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the ​prompting system in the Single Sign On System so users of slower services do not see the continue button if they do not have any tasks to complete.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: All Systems that user SSO including Canvas, Workday, and others.
Affected systems: Shibboleth servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, single sign on may stop working for 10 – 15 minutes while we redeploy the prompting service.

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Decommission Mail Servers
Description of change: OIT will be decommissioning 2 legacy mail servers.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Exchange Email
Affected systems: Exchange servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. These exchange servers are only for disaster recovery purposes.

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Posted in Email, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Feb. 14 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, 02/14/2019 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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Mailing list DMARC change
Description of change: OIT will be making a change in Sympa to not be rejected for failing DMARC checks
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Sympa/mailing lists​
Affected systems: lists.fau.edu​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, outbound list messages set to go out during the downtime will be delayed until after the mailing list restarts. The expected downtime is between 2-5 minutes.

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Form Server Patch
Description of change: OIT will be updating the form server to patch bugs and reported issues.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Frevvo, forms.fau.edu​, Admissions applications
Affected systems: boc22frevvo1.fau.edu​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the form server that provides many automated forms will be offline for about 10 – 15 minutes. ​

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Posted in Email, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Jan 31 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, 01/31/2019 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  – PaperCut update
Description of change: OIT will be implementing a fix for the PaperCut service in the Library.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:30 AM
Affected services: PaperCut printing.
Affected systems: PaperCut server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users will not be able to print via PaperCut​.

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Undergraduate Admissions Updates
Description of change: A series of enhancements and updates are being requested from the Undergraduate Admissions team. These updates have been deployed in Test as of November 27th, and are being testing and verified by the UG Admissions team.  The enhancements include:  Add SAT subScores to Undergraduate Application; Add WHC interest question; Post Secondary Bug Fix; FUTURE PLANS: change wording, add MDC; Fix International Numbers. Not all changes have been approved and some will be deployed during regular hours as they do not impact the application in terms of availability or downtime.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Undergraduate Admissions Application
Affected systems: Undergraduate Admissions servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Office 365 license assignment
Description of change: OIT will be modifying the 365 licenses assigned to users
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services: All Office 365 services
Affected systems: Office 365
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading or patching the BANNER XE system with 20 different releases during the FAUP maintenance window on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
There are 21 Harvest packages over 17 TD Incident numbers but the DBAs have reviewed the list and have determined that all of these items can be installed within the timeframe allotted for the FAUP maintenance window.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: No service impact expected
Affected systems: BANNER XE
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] Email Icons in MyFAU Missing

The MYFAU mail icon issue has been resolved.

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We are currently experiencing a problem with email icons missing in MyFAU. We are working on resolving the issue as soon as possible.

In the meantime, to access email please use the following links:

Students: mymail.fau.edu

Employees: outlook.fau.edu

Posted in Email

[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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Nov 29 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, 11/29/2018 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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Email Infrastructure Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be adding a new accepted email domain to Office 365.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Office 365 / Exchange Online
Affected systems: Office 365 / Exchange Online​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, we don’t expected any end-user impact

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be conducting a proof of concept test for a new product that is a candidate for replacement of a component in the FAU email system.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:30 AM
Affected services: OIT members on 365 (Microsoft) Email
Affected systems: FAU main mail gateway servers, 365 mail servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. After the change, OIT members will have their emails filtered by an additional email gateway as part of the proof of concept test.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be installing a new Banner XE module to support the clean address process and a critical Financial Aid patch.
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner XE and Banner 8
Affected systems: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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Identity Management
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the email lifecycle management process
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: Identity Manager, Active Directory, Office365, Google Apps
Affected systems: Boca OIM Servers
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, Uncategorized

[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