[Completed]Student Union Network Upgrades on November 5, 5:00 – 6:30 am

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, between 5:00 am and 6:30 am, OIT will upgrade the network in the FAU Student Union Building on the Boca Raton Campus.  Due to the nature of the maintenance, users may experience intermittent network outages lasting approximately 10 minutes during this window.

Thank you

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Research Computing Resources

Due to a failure of A/C on the Jupiter Campus the Research Computing resources including Koko, Koko-login, KokoWin, and Samba drives are offline. Physical Plant is working on the issue and we have a long running project in place to prevent this type of failure in the future. If you have any questions please let us know.

 

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BHRIC vCenter instability

The BHRIC’s vCenter server is showing to be unstable. We have a ticket open VMware and to resolve the problems this evening after hours.

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 17 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, 10/17/2019 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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Delayed BHRIC Upgrade
Description of change:  ​Upgrade the Biomedical Research Informatic’s Cores Virtual  Infrastructure to ​​the latest versions.
Downtime window start: 8:00 PM (10/16)
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: BHRIC Virtual Desktop Infrastructure​
Expected End-user impact: Vmware View will lose access to vCenter during this process and users will be unable to spawn suspended or powered offed virtual machines.

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BHRIC Virtualization Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be applying patches on the BHRIC server environment
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: BRHIC VDI
Expected End-user impact: Most virtual desktops will be suspended starting at 2 am. So users accessing the cluster from 2 am to 6 am will need to wait while for their VM to start again should they wish to use it. Users will also need to wait slightly when they connect in the morning as most services will be suspended.

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Replace the current student type with the first admitted student type to the StarRez extract.
Description of change: Replace the current student type with the first admitted student type to the StarRez extract.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: StarRez housing system
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Spam Filter Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be updating the firmware for its spam filter appliances.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound FAU email smtp.fau.edu

Expected End-user impact: Email delivery may be delayed for inbound mail. The client may receive an error when sending mail to smtp.fau.edu during the change window.

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BANNER XE DB Upgrade 9.17.0 release and co-requisite releases
Description of change: Production Support will be promoting and installing the next version upgrade of the BANNER XE system and all of the updated versions of the Banner XE modules it supports
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: BANNER XE system
Expected End-user impact: The Banner system will be brought down during the actual installation of the code.

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Banner Immunization Change
Description of change: This is a new feature where Transient Students who have fulfilled their Immunization requirement at their home school will automatically have their Immunization (IM) hold released.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
Expected End-user impact: No enduser impact expected

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Banner job scheduling
Description of change: Update SSL certificate Appworx uses to communicate between the Java client and server. The latest version of Java is causing SSL errors with the client’s built in certificate.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Appworx production
Expected End-user impact: The Appworx master/master’s agent will need to be restarted to pick up the changes.​

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Banner Data change
Description of change: Change the OA (Orientation Advising) hold to CA (College Advising) hold
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services:
Expected End-user impact: No user impact expected

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AP Invoice SnapLogic Pipeline
Description of change: A new project that runs daily to create invoices in Workday based upon input files from a vendor.
Downtime window start: 6:30 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: None
Expected End-user impact: ​None

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[Resolved] Koko HPC Cluster

The KOKO NFS server is back up and running. We are still monitoring the system and handling any reported issues. Should you experience problems with any Research Computing Service please submit a ticket.

The KOKO NFS server froze this evening and we are working on correcting the problem. We will send out an update shortly.

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BHRIC Virtual Desktop outage

A network hardware failure took the BHRIC’s Virtual Desktops offline on Saturday the 5th. We have resolved the issue and are currently testing services to make sure they are online.

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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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[Resolved] Telephone outage at the Davie campus

We are currently experiencing a problem with the telephone services on the Davie campus. We are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Thank you

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[COMPLETED][NETWORK MAINTENANCE] Sunday September 15th from 12:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.

The network maintenance scheduled for this morning has been completed.

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[NETWORK MAINTENANCE] Sunday September 15th from 12:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.

OIT will be performing network maintenance in the early morning hours on Sunday September the 15th. During this maintenance, users may experience brief network interruptions on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses lasting for several seconds at a time. With the exception of the brief traffic interruptions, the network is generally expected to be available during the maintenance window. All maintenance activities will cease prior to 6:00 a.m.

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