[RESOLVED] OIT Help Desk Ticketing System Unavailable

UPDATE: The emergency maintenance has been completed and the OIT help desk system is back online.

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The OIT Help Desk ticketing system is currently unavailable due to emergency maintenance performed by the vendor. We expect the system to be back online momentarily.

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[SERVICE DISRUPTION] Outlook email and Office 365 Applications” is locked [SERVICE DISRUPTION] Outlook email and Office 365 Applications

Microsoft is currently experiencing disruptions with several Office 365 services. These services include: Outlook email, Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint, and other Office 365 services. We do not currently have an ETA from the vendor for when the issue will be resolved at this time.

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[SERVICE DISRUPTION] Outlook email and Office 365 Applications

Microsoft has announced that there are current service issues related to Office 365 which may prevent logging into or utilizing services. These services include Outlook/Exchange email, Microsoft Teams, and other Office 365 applications. We do not have an anticipated time of resolution from Microsoft at this time.

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[COMPLETED] SSO Maintenance 9/13/2020 at 9:00 PM

OIT will be performing maintenance tonight (9/13) at 9:00 PM to re-enable the health attestation prompt on the Single Sign-On (SSO) screen. There will be a quick restart of the sign-on servers and users may receive an authentication error during this time.

 

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Single Sign-On Update

08-23-2020 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

OIT will be updating the Single Sign-on System to correct a performance issue that was recently discovered. During this window, there will be a short period of time where users receive an error when attempting to login to any single sign-on enabled service.

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Possible Single Sign on Errors when accessing FAU services

We are currently experiencing an issue with single sign on and you may possibly experience delayed logins or receive an error upon trying to access an FAU service such as Canvas, MyFAU, or Workday. We are currently investigating the cause to resolve as soon as possible.

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Single Sign On System Maintenance

The University Single Sign On System will briefly undergo maintenance from 6:00 am to 7:00 am Thursday, August 20. During this period users may be unable to login to Canvas, Workday, Banner Self Service, OwlDone, Google Applications, Office 365, Ezproxy, and other Single Sign On supported services.

If you continue to experience difficulty accessing any services past 7:00 am, please contact the Help Desk at your earliest convenience.

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Single Sign On System Maintenance

The University Single Sign On System will briefly undergo maintenance from 6:00 am to 7:00 am Thursday, August 6. During this period users may be unable to login to Canvas, Workday, Banner Self Service, OwlDone, Google Applications, Office 365, Ezproxy, and other Single Sign On supported services.

If you continue to experience difficulty accessing any services past 7:00 am, please contact the Help Desk at your earliest convenience.

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Networking Issues

The Office of Information Technology is investigating networking issues affecting numerous services. More information will be reported as it becomes available.

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 9 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, 07/09/2020 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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Backup server upgrade
Description of change: OIT will upgrade on-prem crashplan backup server.
Downtime window start: 7/9/2020 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7/9/2020 6:00 AM
Affected services: Crashplan​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, Crashplan backups will not work. Backups will resume once the upgrade is completed.

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be enabling a feature to continually clean up old hostnames from DNS.
Downtime window start: 7/9/2020 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7/9/2020 5:00 AM
Affected services: Internal AD DNS (ad.fau.edu and irm.ad.fau.edu)
Expected End-user impact: Computers joined to the IRM or FAU domain may lose their DNS record if they have been unable to update it. This should self resolve in 24 hours or less or can be resolved manually.

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BHRIC VMware Horizon Upgrade to 7.12
Description of change: OIT will upgrade the BHRIC VMware Horizon to 7.12
Downtime window start: 7/9/2020 12:05 AM
Downtime window end: 7/9/2020 5:05 AM
Affected services: https://vhealth.fau.edu, https://vhealthon.fau.edu, horizon admin, vmware composer
Expected End-user impact: During this time, end users of the BHRIC VMware infrastructure will not be able to login to VMware services.

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BHRIC MySQL Server Storage Adjustment
Description of change: OIT will move the MySQL storage to an alternative storage partition to protect against back file growth and add certificates for mysql with tls.
Downtime window start: 7/9/2020 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7/9/2020 3:15 AM
Affected services: SaraAlert and Redcap​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, SaraAlert and Redcap will be offline for 5 – 10 minutes while the data is moved.

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Web Services Load Balancer Maintenance
Description of change: OIT is performing an upgrade on load balancers that manage many of FAU’s major web services.​
Downtime window start: 7/9/2020 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7/9/2020 7:00 AM
Affected services: All services served by virtual servers hosted by the BigIP load balancers. These include but may not be limited to: owlapp, sso, papercut, sas, myfau, banner, talisma, oud, www, filelocker, ds/ldap, dmz entry point for various coldfusion/grails/tomcat applications, tms, sctforms, etc.​
Services that have cloud or NW presence will be failed over accordingly to lessen impact. E.g. www, oud, sso, myfau
Expected End-user impact: Users connecting to websites served by the BigIP load balancers may experience their sessions being disconnected intermittently as we proceed through the upgrade. Sites should not be down for extended periods of time as the units are being upgraded incrementally and there should be at least one unit providing services throughout the maintenance period.​

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Global Web Services Load Balancer maintenance
Description of change: OIT is upgrading the Global Services Load Balancer with two newer ones. The Global Services Load Balancer (formerly Global Traffic Managers) are responsible for providing resiliency for major web sites/services that FAU provide. This change plan will account for the first step of adding the two new ones into the pool. A later change plan will be written to remove the two older ones.
Downtime window start: 7/9/2020 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7/9/2020 6:00 AM
Affected services: Web services/sites that are being managed by the BigIP DNS appliances (formerly GTM). These include many public FAU websites such as www.fau.edu, and departmental subdomains. May also include major services such as SSO, OUD, ADFS, wordpress.​
Expected End-user impact: Durin this time, no end-user impact is expected. The new units have been configured to mirror what the old units serve up and their addition to the mix should be non-intrusive.

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