[Resolved] REDCap and Student Health Services Servers

The storage system supporting the Bio Medical Information Core rebooted or became unavailable at ~11:30 am.

Several servers and services failed during this time resulting in a loss of service. We are investigating the problem and recovering the servers that are offline.

This issue has been resolved, and we are investigating adjustments to the BHRIC network which will prevent it in the future.

Posted in Network and Telecom, Research Computing

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. June 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, 06/17/2021 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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Redcap BugFix Upgrade
Description of change: Research Computing will be upgrading Redcap to the latest long term release. This update fixes one major bug and several minor bugs the correct issues cloning and summarizing projects.
Downtime window start: 6/17/2021 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6/17/2021 6:05 AM
Affected services: Redcap​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, Redcap will go offline for a few seconds. Users will receive a warning message stating that Redcap is offline.

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Posted in Research Computing, Systems

[Resolved 2:30 pm] Owlpulse and Redcap offline

Owlpulse and Redcap are currently offline due to an issue with the database server. OIT is investigating the issue and will update regularly.

Posted in Research Computing, Systems, Uncategorized

Research Computing (BHRIC) Database server

The Database server for research computing (BHRIC) will be down for maintenance Thursday 5/27/2012 12:05 AM – 1:00 AM.

The following databases will be offline during this time:

REDCap

OWLPulse

 

Thanks,

Research Computing

hpc@fau.edu

Posted in Research Computing

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. April 8 from 12:00AM 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, 04/08/2021 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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WebEx and Single Sign-on Maintenance
Downtime window start: 4/8/2021 6:30 AM
Downtime window end: 4/8/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: ​WebEx and Single sign-on (SSO)
Expected End-user impact: ​The SSO services will be restarted one server at a time so users may experience session errors during this time. WebEx sign-on may experience sign-on issue during this time while the certificate is swapped out.

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Student Advising System
Downtime window start: 4/8/2021 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4/8/2021 12:30 AM
Affected services: ​Student Advising System
Expected End-user impact: ​No user impact is anticipated

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Banner Maintenance
Downtime window start: 4/8/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4/8/2021 5:00 AM
Affected services: StarRez housing system
Expected End-user impact: ​No user impact is anticipated

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BHRIC VDI Maintenance
Downtime window start: 4/8/2021 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4/8/2021 2:00 AM
Affected services: ​BHRIC VMware VDI, https://vhealth.fau.edu , https://vhealthon.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: User may experience loss of connectivity to the BHRIC VDI.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Research Computing, Systems, Video Conferencing

Health VDI maintenance April 2 12:05 AM – 2:00 AM

OIT will be performing maintenance on the BHRIC VDI infrastructure from 12:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Friday, April 2nd. During this time access to BHRIC VDI instances may be unavailable

Posted in Research Computing

[RESOLVED] – Help desk system – Service interruption

**UPDATE**

This morning we received confirmation from Teamdynamix that this issue has been resolved and services have been fully restored.

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Teamdynamix is experiencing issues with their DNS provider. This may cause issues connecting to helpdesk.fau.edu and helpdesk.fau.edu/tdnext.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

OIT

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Email, Network and Telecom, Research Computing, Systems, Uncategorized, Workday

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. March 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, 03/18/2021 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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FreeIPA Configuration Change
Downtime window start: 3/18/2021 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 3/18/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: HPC Clusters: kokosec and koko​
Expected End-user impact: No impact is anticipated. We have profiles enabled that will allow users to login to services they are authorized to.

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ESXI updates BHRIC
Downtime window start: 3/18/2021 6:05 PM
Downtime window end: 3/23/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: ​vhealth, BHRIC VDI
Expected End-user impact: There should be no interruption of service. However, some virtual machines may experience slower performance until the host comes back online and re-balances the virtual machines.

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Posted in Research Computing, Systems

[Resolved] FAU experiencing internet issues

UPDATE: The issue has been resolved and users should be able to connect without issues now.

 

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FAU is currently experiencing internet  problems that may make it hard or slow to connect to systems and sites. It is being investigated and will post an update when we have more information.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Email, Instructional Technologies, Network and Telecom, Research Computing, Systems, Uncategorized

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Feb 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, 02/25/2021 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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Moving Virtual Machines on the HPC Cluster
Description of change: OIT will be moving several virtual machine on the HPC cluster.
Downtime window start   2/25/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end    2/25/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: completesystems1, NFSv4 testing up19-beegfs-bridge, rna3d
Expected End-user impact: ​These servers will be offline during the maintenance window as we are migrating them to a new virtual machine cluster.

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HPC Cluster Centos 7.9 Update
Description of change: OIT will update all compute nodes on the HPC cluster to the latest version of Centos 7.9 including an upgrade to the Cuda 11.2 drivers.​
Downtime window start   2/25/2021 8:00 AM
Downtime window end     3/4/2021 8:00 PM
Affected services: All research computing compute and GPU nodes.​
Expected End-user impact: As compute nodes drain of tasks they will automatically reboot into a new disk image. This will impact users start time for jobs and will impact GPU gobs and MPI jobs which may need slight configuration changes.

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Appworx Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will updatie JDK for Appworx production master and master agent.​
Downtime window start    2/25/2021 6:00 AM
Downtime window end     2/25/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: Appworx production​
Expected End-user impact: Appworx will temporarily be offline while restarting the services.​

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Banner Financial Aid 8.39.1.1 and 8.39.1.2 regulatory updates
Description of change: OIT apply regulatory updates for Pell table and Direct Loan.
Downtime window start     2/25/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end      2/25/2021 5:00 AM
Affected services: ​Not Applicable
Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected during this time.

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pdate OwlForm: SWAHSCH
Description of change: OIT will populate the Calculated GPA into the Admissions GPA field for EDI transcripts OwlForm: SWAHSCH
Downtime window start     2/25/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end      2/25/2021 5:00 AM
Affected services: Not applicable
Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected during this time.

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Add data to Admissions PopSel view
Description of change: OIT will add new data fields on Admissions PopSel view for test score codes AP66, AP68, PMPF1 and PMPF2 flags (Y/N) to indicate if students have taken exam course.
Downtime window start     2/25/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end      2/25/2021 5:00 AM
Affected services: ​Not applicable
Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected during this time.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Research Computing, Systems