OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Feb 22 from 12:01AM 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, 02/22/2024 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner from 1am. until 7:00 a.m. on February 22nd. Banner will not be available during this time to allow the Ellucian support team to install the updates.
Downtime window start: 02/22/2024 1:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/22/2024 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Admin, Self Service
End-user impact: Banner will be unavailable during this time. All end users of Banner will be impacted.


Server change
Description of change: OIT will be updating the Banner test environments
Downtime window start: 02/22/2024 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/22/2024 5:30 AM
Affected services: Banner test environments: DEVL, TEST
End-user impact: Banner test environments will be unavailable during this time.


Research Computing Health Frevvo Maintenance
Description of change: Research Computing will be performing system maintenance of the Health Frevvo file connector. During this time saving forms to \health.ad.fau.edu will be offline
Downtime window start: 02/22/2024 8:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/22/2024 9:00 AM
Affected services: Frevvo file connector
End-user impact: During this time users will not be able to save forms to this file location


Upgrade data center switch
Description of change: Networking will be upgrading a switch in building 96.
Downtime window start: 02/23/2024 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 02/23/2024 7:00 AM
Affected services: Services running on Hyper V stack in bld 96
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Network and Telecom, Research Computing, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Jan 25 from 12:01AM 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, 01/25/2024 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


VPN Client Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be making a configuration change to advanced VPN clients to prevent an authentication issue with newer client builds. We will also be pushing out client upgrades.
Downtime window start: 01/25/2024 8:00 AM
Downtime window end: 01/25/2024 8:05 AM
Affected services: Advanced VPN clients
End-user impact: Users of the advanced VPN client will perform SSO authentication using their default browser instead of the FortiClient built-in browser.
Windows advanced client users will also be prompted to reboot their computer for a client upgrade. Mac users will be prompted for an upgrade but not required to reboot.


SMS Compliance
Description of change: We are incorporating language in the Native App, Banner, GradCas, and Owldone to obtain consent from students regarding SMS messages. This is to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Downtime window start: 01/25/2024 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 01/25/2024 8:00 AM
Affected services: Native App, Banner, GradCas, and Owldone
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected during this time.


Admissions Application Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be performing an upgrade to the Graduate Admissions Applications
Downtime window start: 01/25/2024 7:00 AM
Downtime window end: 01/25/2024 7:05 AM
Affected services: College of Business Graduate Admissions Application, Study Group Admissions Application
End-user impact: The application will be offline for a few minutes at 7 am


BHRIC Server Maintenance (SHS SQL Server)
Description of change: OIT will migrate the SHS SQL server to a new environment. This impacts SHS and CAPS using the software Clockwork.
Downtime window start: 01/26/2024 9:00 PM
Downtime window end: 01/28/2024 9:00 PM
Affected services: Clockwork (Scheduling App)
End-user impact: During this time programs that write to this database will be offline.


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Research Computing, Systems

Research Computing Cluster Maintenance

The network infrastructure team will be replacing a failing switch within the Research Computing Cluster between 2:45 pm and 3 pm this afternoon. Please report any issues to https://helpdesk.fau.edu and will investigate as needed.

Posted in Research Computing

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Nov 30 from 12:01AM 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, 11/30/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Sunapsis Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing Sunapsis system maintenance. During this time, Sunapsis will be offline.
Downtime window start: 11/29/2023 10:00 PM
Downtime window end: 11/30/2023 12:00 AM
Affected services: Sunapsis
End-user impact: This maintenance only impacts IEI Staff.


Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing server Maintenance affecting TechFee, Gradrates, GradeMan, ServiceAwards, SoftLic, transient, and wconline
Downtime window start: 11/30/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/30/2023 1:00 AM
Affected services: TechFee, Gradrates, GradeMan, ServiceAwards, SoftLic, transient, wconline
End-user impact: The services mentioned above will be offline during this time.


Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner. Banner will not be available during this time to allow the Ellucian support team to install several module upgrades/patches/administrative pages to bring FAU up to compliance with the latest Financial Aid releases.
Downtime window start: 11/30/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/30/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
End-user impact: Banner will be unavailable during this time.


Data Transfer Node Upgrades
Description of change: OIT will be adjusting default settings on the Research Computing Data Transfer Nodes
Downtime window start: 11/30/2023 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/30/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: koko-dtn which provides smb connectivity to the HPC cluster.
End-user impact: OIT will be reloading SMB on the servers in question which will in theory allow existing connections to continue.


Banner AppNav Maintenance
Description of change: The Banner AppNav that is used for the Banner Admin application will be upgraded, and the current server will be decommissioned.
Downtime window start: 11/30/2023 6:30 AM
Downtime window end: 11/30/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner admin might not be accessible while the switch happens, or current sessions might disconnect.
End-user impact: Staff will not be able to login to Banner Admin while the change takes place, current sessions might also be impacted.


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Research Computing, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Nov 16 from 12:01AM – 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, 11/16/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Data Center Storage Upgrade (Netapp Snapvault Cluster)
Description of change: OIT will perform software upgrades to the Netapp Snapvault Cluster
Downtime window start: 11/15/2023 10:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/15/2023 5:00 PM
Affected services: Snapvault functionality for Netapp volumes
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected. This is a backend netapp cluster for backup purposes


Banner AppNav Maintenance
Description of change: The Banner AppNav that is used for the Banner Admin application will be upgraded, and the current server will be decommissioned.
Downtime window start: 11/16/2023 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/16/2023 6:30 AM
Affected services: Banner admin might not be accessible while the switch happens, or current sessions might disconnect.
End-user impact: Staff will not be able to login to Banner Admin while the change takes place, current sessions might also be impacted.


Student Health Server Maintenance (Dental and EKG)
Description of change: Research Computing will be performing maintenance of the Servers used for the Dental department and the EKG machines. During this time the services will be offline and the devices ( x-ray and EKG machines) will not be able to connect to their services.
Downtime window start: 11/14/2023 8:00 PM
Downtime window end: 11/15/2023 4:00 AM
Affected services: Dental X-Rays and EKG for Student Health
End-user impact: The dental and EKG machines will be off line during this time. However, the clinic is closed so there is no end user impact unless something does not work correctly in the morning.


Zero Cost Textbook Feature Implementation
Description of change: In Banner, placing an attribute on course section to display an ICON for Zero Textbook Courses, so that the students can easily identify Zero Textbook category courses.
End-user impact: Students
Downtime window start: 11/16/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/16/2023 1:00 AM
Affected services: FAU Banner/ Student Registration App


Data Center Storage Upgrade (Netapp Disaster Recovery Cluster)
Description of change:
Downtime window start: 11/16/2023 10:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/16/2023 5:00 PM
Affected services: disaster recovery snapshot functionality for netapp volumes
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected. This is the DR netapp cluster for disaster recovery purposes


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Research Computing, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Nov 9 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM

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, 11/09/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


SHS Server Maintenance
Description of change: Clockwork and ClockworkWeb will be down for maintenance.
Downtime window start: 11/08/2023 12:05 AM
Downtime window end: 11/08/2023 5:00 AM
Affected services: clockwork (SHS)
End-user impact:


Student Health server maintenance (CAPS and OHCP)
Description of change: Student health server will have maintenance done. This is for the servers for CAPS
Downtime window start: 11/08/2023 8:00 PM
Downtime window end: 11/09/2023 4:00 AM
Affected services: titanium for OHCP and shs-caps-web for CAPS
End-user impact: During this time Titanium web and caps-web will be off-line


Banner package installation and maintenance
Description of change: New package installation to accommodate CLT exams in Banner. RNL index posts are required for sending Admission Acceptance letters for the 2024-2025 year.
Downtime window start: 11/09/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/09/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: The Banner system will be up during the packages installation. Users will not be impacted.
End-user impact: No user impact expected.


Banner Admin Maintenance
Description of change: The Banner Admin client will be unavailable as maintenance and changes are performed to update the CleanAddress plugin.
Downtime window start: 11/09/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/09/2023 5:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Admin
End-user impact: Staff users that utilize Banner Admin will not be able to access Banner Admin during this time.


REDcap server maintenance
Description of change: Research Computing will be performing maintenance on REDCap. During this time REDCap will not be available
Downtime window start: 11/09/2023 12:05 AM
Downtime window end: 11/09/2023 5:00 AM
Affected services: REDcap
End-user impact: During this time REDCap will be completely off line, so any users trying to get to REDCap will get a REDCap is down for maintenance. For some of the maintenance they will get a 404 page not found


Citrix license update
Description of change: This is an update the Citrix license file to reflect the most recent version. This is in preparation for the installation of the latest cumulative update for Citrix Apps and Desktops as required. The license file must be updated in order to install the CU.
Downtime window start: 11/09/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 11/09/2023 3:30 AM
Affected services: FAU Virtual Apps
End-user impact: Faculty, Students, Staff


Waive orientation hold for newly admitted NextEra & JM students
Description of change: The orientation holds for any NextEra & JM student (with attribution in Banner CPJM, CPJF) is automatically waived/not placed
Downtime window start: 11/09/2023 5:00 PM
Downtime window end: 11/09/2023 6:00 PM
Affected services: Banner
End-user impact: Any admitted student with the following attributes in Banner will be waived from orientation hold or not placed.
CPNE, CPNF


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Instructional Technologies, Research Computing, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 26 from 12:01AM 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, 10/26/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


REDCap Update
Description of change: his is a routine REDCap update. Will be offline during update.
Downtime window start: 10/26/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 10/26/2023 2:00 AM
Affected services: REDCap
End-user impact: Service will be offline during update.


Modifications to accommodate the new CLT Exam
Description of change: OIT will update Banner to accomodate for the new CLT Exam
Downtime window start: 10/26/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 10/26/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Financial Aid/Admissions
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected.


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Research Computing

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct. 19 from 12:01AM 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, 10/19/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Server maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be making some server changes to improve the stability of the load balancers.
Downtime window start: 10/19/2023 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 10/19/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: This will impact all services currently being handled by the load balancer from www.fau.edu, banner, talon, OnBase, lmsapps, and other services.
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected as the change be done one at a time and failing over to the load balancer that was modified.


Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing server maintenance on several core systems.
Downtime window start: 10/19/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 10/19/2023 4:00 AM
Affected services: MyOwl Services, Owl KPIs,Owl Files, Undergraduate Application
End-user impact: During this time, the undergraduate application, MyOwl Services, Owl KPIs, and Owl Files will be unavailable.


BHRIC VMware maintenance
Description of change: Research Computing will be performing maintenance on the BHRIC VMWare infrastructure.
Downtime window start: 10/19/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 10/19/2023 3:00 AM
Affected services: BHRIC VMware
End-user impact: During this time, VM’s in the “avaliable” state will be able to be logged into with no issues. However, Computers that are powered off or need a recompose will not be available until vcenter come back online


Server Maintenance
Description of change: Moving eGrades Production to Kubernetes
Downtime window start: 10/19/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 10/19/2023 4:00 AM
Affected services: eGrades
End-user impact: eGrades will be unavailable during this time.


Upgrade OwlForms (OwlAdminPages) to new version of Grails
Description of change: OIT will upgrade the framework to latest version to be up to date with new features and security updates.
Downtime window start: 10/19/2023 5:00 PM
Downtime window end: 10/19/2023 6:00 PM
Affected services: OwlForm (OwlAdmin Pages)
End-user impact: OwlForm Admin users


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Research Computing, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 5 from 12:01AM 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, 10/05/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Server upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading a server supporting the OIM system
Downtime window start: 10/05/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 10/05/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Oracle Identity Manager (OIM)
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected.


BHRIC Server maintenance
Description of change: Research Computing will be performing maintenance on the BHRIC Domain Controllers
Downtime window start: 10/05/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 10/05/2023 01:00 AM
Affected services: Health domain
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected.


Clean-up of Banner data
Description of change: Ellucian, a third-party vendor, will clean up data in certain Banner tables that is more than 280 days old.
Downtime window start: 10/05/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 10/05/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
End-user impact: There is no end-user impact expected.


eTranscripts to print with special characters
Description of change: OIT will update to allow eTranscripts to print if a student’s high school or post-secondary record in Banner contains a special character
Downtime window start: 10/05/2023 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 10/05/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner eTranscript
End-user impact: No end user impact is expected as a result of this change


Upgrade OwlForms (OwlAdminPages)
Description of change: Upgrade framework to latest version to be up to date with new features and security updates.
Downtime window start: 10/05/2023 5:00 PM
Downtime window end: 10/05/2023 6:00 PM
Affected services: OwlForm (OwlAdmin Pages)
End-user impact: OwlForm Admin users


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Research Computing, Systems, Uncategorized

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept 28 from 12:01AM 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, 09/28/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. on September 28, 2023. Banner will not be available during this time to allow the Ellucian support team to install several module upgrades/patches/administrative pages to bring FAU up to compliance with the latest Financial Aid releases.
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
End-user impact: Banner will be unavailable during this time.


Upgrade Identity and Access Management Test
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the test identity and access management system by pointing the single sign-on and group management systems at the new directory structure and activating the test account recovery and activation system. 
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 8:00 AM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 12:00 AM
Affected services: All systems using test SSO
End-user impact: Test users may be unable to login during maintenance.


BHRIC Server maintenance
Description of change: Research Computing will be performing maintenance on the BHRIC Domain Controllers
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 1:00 AM
Affected services: Health domain
End-user impact: No end user downtime or impact is expected


Network Security Adjustments – CM22 Desktop Network
Description of change:
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 1:00 AM
Affected services: No FAU services will be impacted by this change
End-user impact: In general, end user impact in the CM22 desktop subnet is not expected. However, this will cause some issues if a user in CM22 is trying to share their screen with a vendor using an unapproved remote management tool.


Atlassian Cloud Login Changes
Description of change: OIT will be updating the Atlassian Access login policies to force all @fau.edu addresses to use Single Sign On and MFA.
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: All Atlassian.com cloud services
End-user impact: Users using @fau.edu accounts on Atlassian.com will be forced to use SSO.


Enrolled Students into Financial Aid courses in Canvas
Description of change: Create a list of freshmen students by term to be enrolled in Financial Aid courses in Canvas.
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 5:00 PM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 6:00 PM
Affected services: Canvas
End-user impact: Students


Upgrade OwlForms (OwlAdminPages)
Description of change: OIT will upgrade framework to latest version to be up to date with new features and security updates.
Downtime window start: 09/28/2023 5:00 PM
Downtime window end: 09/28/2023 6:00 PM
Affected services: OwlForm (OwlAdmin Pages)
End-user impact: OwlForm Admin users


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