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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Owl Apps login issue: Google Services “Something went wrong”

Google status shows the following:

2:50 PM
Description:

We are investigating a potential issue with signing into Google services.

We will provide more information by Monday, 2019-08-19 12:45 US/Pacific.

How to diagnose:

Users may have issues signing into Google services. They may receive the error “Something went wrong. Sorry, something went wrong there. Try again.”

Workaround:

There’s no workaround available at this time, but we’ll let you know if we learn of one.

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Mediasite Maintenance

Sonic Foundry will be performing maintenance on the Mediasite Cloud infrastructure during the regularly scheduled maintenance window on August 3rd  between 1:01AM EDT and 5:00AM EDT. Access to Mediasite may be unavailable for brief periods during this time.

Posted in Canvas / LMS, Lecture Capture

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 25 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, 07/25/2019 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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Shutting down legacy server (Blackboard)
Description of change: OIT will be shutting down the Blackboard webservers​ that are no longer in use.
Downtime window start: 10:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11:00 AM
Affected services: Blackboard​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Canvas subaccount fix
Description of change: OIT will apply a fix for subaccount query for import into canvas
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 12:00 AM
Affected services: ​Canvas import job
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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REDcap upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the REDCap data collection tool to the latest long term supported release.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: REDCap​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, REDCap will be unavailable. ​

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Reports of 2Factor/MFA enrollment issues

Users have reported that issues enrolling and activating MFA/2Factor on their user accounts. We have tracked the issue down and will be fixing it between 9 pm and 9:30 pm June 16, 2019. During this period both the student and employee enrollment applications will be offline.

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

 

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Mediasite Cloud infrastructure maintenance

Sonic Foundry will be performing network maintenance on the Mediasite Cloud infrastructure during their scheduled maintenance window on April 27th between 1:01AM EDT and 5:00AM EDT. Access to Mediasite may be unavailable for brief periods during this time.

Posted in Canvas / LMS, Instructional Technologies, Lecture Capture

Mediasite Cloud infrastructure maintenance

Sonic Foundry will be performing network maintenance on the Mediasite Cloud infrastructure during their scheduled maintenance window on April 20th between 1:01AM EDT and 5:00AM EDT. Access to Mediasite may be unavailable for brief periods during this time.

Posted in Lecture Capture

Mediasite maintenance – 3/16/2019

Sonic Foundry will be performing maintenance on Mediasite Cloud Servers during the scheduled maintenance window on March 16th between 1:01AM EST and 5:00AM EST.  This maintenance requires taking the environment offline, and as such the site will not be available during this window. We do not anticipate any downtime before or after the designated window.

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