OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Aug 1 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, 08/01/2019 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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Radius Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing security updates of the radius servers that support wireless and Eduroam authentication. There may be temporary interruption as the systems are updated.​
Downtime window start: 10:00 PM
Downtime window end: 12:00 AM
Affected services: On-site wireless, Eduroam
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users may lose WiFi connectivity on campus during the update. Users using Eduroam may have failed authentications while trying to use other institutions’ WiFi.

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Florida Shines Authentication
Description of change: The authentication for Florida Shines Transcripts, Transient, and similar authentications will be updated.This update will increase the reliability of the system and improve the performance when users access the Florida Shines Services.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Florida Shines
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. Should errors occur, end users will see an authentication error on the Florida Shines page. OIT can contact the Florida Shines team and alert them of the error. If errors occur Florida Shines (FLVC) will revert the change.

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AppStatus Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be updating the wording on the Appstatus login screen and decision display will be changed.
Downtime window start: 6:40 AM
Downtime window end: 6:55 AM
Affected services:​AppStatus
Expected End-user impact: During this time, AppStatus might be unavailable for about 15 mins while the server updates the webapp

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Medical Insurance Integration Setup
Description of change: This is the creation of a new Appworx process to load a file containing student charges for Medical Insurance to the student’s accounts.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: No impacted services expected
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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SSAR subscores banner load
Description of change: OIT will start loading unofficial test scores from SSAR into Banner
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 12:00 AM
Affected services: SSAR load process
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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EDI Tables cleanup (1st iteration)
Description of change: OIT will be cleaning up error notification records in Banner to improved EDI processes.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:00 AM
Affected services: Three BANNER EDI tables. EDI jobs will not be running at that hour of the morning so the scripts will not interfere with job performance. Removing records from these records will not affect any other tables or processes.
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Starfish Integration Fix
Description of change: This change is to fix an issue where a certain population of students are excluded during the break in semesters
Downtime window start:5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: No impact to services expected
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact expected

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Common App and Residency Solution
Description of change: Banner, the Undergraduate App, The Graduate App, Onbase, and Owldone will all be updated to deliver Common App applications to Banner, new residency related questions to the applications, a new tentative residency setting algorithm, a new residency module to Owldone, and anew residency submission and verification support in Onbase.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: Undergraduate app, Grad App, Owldone, Banner app load packages, OnBase forms
Expected End-user impact: Applicants will have fewer questions on the applications and a secure online form for submitting related documents. Staff for Grad Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions and Registrar’s residency officers will have new tools.

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Office 365 entitlement change
Description of change: OIT will be changing the method for which Office 365 services are enabled for users
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: All Office 365 services
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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FTIC student catalog term update
Description of change: OIT will apply some updates to change FTIC summer students to the Fall catalog
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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[Resolved] Network outage – Ft. Lauderdale campus

The Ft. Lauderdale campus network has been restored.

Thank you

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Network outage – Ft. Lauderdale campus

We are experiencing a network outage at the FAU Ft. Lauderdale campus. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Thank you

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[Completed] Network Maintenance – Boca Raton Campus Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

The network maintenance scheduled for today has been completed.

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[REMINDER]Network Maintenance – Boca Raton Campus Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

OIT will be performing maintenance on core network equipment during the early morning hours of Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21th. During this time, all network services on the Boca Raton campus will be sporadic or generally unavailable. All services will be restored to full operation before 7:00 a.m. Another notice will be posted if maintenance is concluded early, or if the Sunday maintenance window is no longer needed.

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 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, 07/18/2019 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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Mail Server Configuration Change
Description of change: OIT will be making a change to how email recipients are validated.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound email, smtp.fau.edu
Affected systems: boc22fortimail01.fau.edu, nwfortimail01.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: none

Chessboard Certificate Update
Description of change: Update the SSL certificate on chessboard the User Services management tool. ​
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Password reset tools for user services
Affected systems: chessboard.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: none

GitLab Certificate Update and Config Changes
Description of change: OIT will be migrating the mail servers that handle smtp.fau.edu to new servers.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: gitlab​
Affected systems: gitlab.hpc.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: Gitlab will be turned off an back on again. ​Users who have used the scheduler may see their jobs run 45 minutes earlier than expected. We are also changing the default time zone from UTC to America/New_York, this affects times displayed in gitlab UI.​

BHRIC certificate updates
Description of change: All SSL certificates used on the BHRIC including, Redcap, VMware, and others will be updated to a new Digicert or LetsEncrypt certificate.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: BHRIC, VMware Horizon​, Redcap, VMware Virtual Center
​Affected systems: redcap1.fau.edu (letsencrypt), redcap2.fau.edu (letsencrypt), redcapstore.fau.edu (letsencrypt), vhealth.fau.edu (digicert), vhealthon.fau.edu (digicert), boc22-h-hv1.health.ad.fau.edu (digicert), boc22-h-vc1.health.ad.fau.edu (digicert)
Expected End-user impact: Users will need to reconnect to their services when they return to their desks should they be connected to VDI over the evening.

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​​​

Touchet Maintenance
Description of change: Migrate Touchnet Payment Transaction web service from Oracle Application Server to Tomcat in order to support Oracle database 12c.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Touchnet
Affected systems: ctcache1, sctcache2, boc22banxe03, boc22banxe04
Expected End-user impact: Touchnet will be unavailable.

Banner Database Maintenance
Description of change: The production Banner database will be upgraded from Oracle 11gR2 to 12cR2.​
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner production database and any applications that depend on it. Appworx, Harvest, Workflow, Banner Admin Pages, Banner self-service, Touchnet
Affected systems: bannerprd
Expected End-user impact: Affected services will be down during the time of the maintenance.

Secure file server data migration
Description of change: OIT will be moving the data internally on a ​secure file server
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 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

Mail Server Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be replacing current mail gateways with new appliances.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 4:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound mail processing for FAU (Office 365 and Gmail)
Affected systems: New Units:boc22fortimail01.fau.edu, nwfortimail01.fau.edu Old Units: bertx.fau.edu, berty.fau.edu, boc22esa01.fau.edu, nwesa01.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: Ideally none, however there may be some unintended impact if a configuration is missing/incorrect.

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 7/18/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 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​​​

Account Self Service Updates
Description of change: Installing patches and updates to backend services. Adding support for Workday Report to Active Directory Group synchronization​.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 5:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Accounts Self Service – https://accounts.fau.edu, user manager
Affected systems: um.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: none, requires a rolling restart of services but should not cause any disruption in services.

Updates to HIPAA Onboarding
Description of change: We are making adjustments to correct an issue related to the on boarding process of HIPAA employees. These changes should not effect existing HIPAA users.
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 5:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​Database
Affected systems: OIM
Expected End-user impact: This change should correct issues related to passwords synchorzing to newly created HIPAA AD Accounts.

Server Maintenance
Description of change: We will be changing the current www.fau.edu webservers with new webservers that are able to do shibboleth.​
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: www.fau.edu website
Affected systems: www.fau.edu webservers​
Expected End-user impact: No end user impact expted as these webservers are behind bigip.

AutoAdvisor Maintenance
Description of change: Bug fix to the AutoAdvisor integration that exports to StarFish to include a new population for the General Advisor role.​
Downtime window start 7/18/2019 6:45 AM
Downtime window end 7/18/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: None
Affected systems: ​AutoAdvisor
Expected End-user impact: ​None​

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Network Maintenance – Boca Raton Campus Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

OIT will be performing maintenance on core network equipment during the early morning hours of Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21th. During this time, all network services on the Boca Raton campus will be sporadic or generally unavailable. All services will be restored to full operation before 7:00 a.m. Another notice will be posted if maintenance is concluded early, or if the Sunday maintenance window is no longer needed.

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[COMPLETED] Network Maintenance – Jupiter Campus Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

The network maintenance scheduled for the Jupiter campus scheduled for this weekend has been completed, and all services are expected to be operating normally. Due to the early completion of this maintenance, no maintenance is expected for the remaining maintenance window on Sunday morning.

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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

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Network Maintenance – Jupiter Campus Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.

OIT will be performing maintenance on core network equipment during the early morning hours of Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th. During this time, all network services on the Jupiter campus will be sporadic or generally unavailable. All services will be restored to full operation before 7:00 a.m. Another notice will be posted if maintenance is concluded early, or if the Sunday maintenance window is no longer needed.

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