OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. November 18 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, 11/18/2021 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

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Add licensing support for new Office version
Description of change: OIT will be adding licensing support for Office 2021​
Downtime window start 11/18/2021 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 11/18/2021 6:05 AM
Affected services: ​Office/Windows activation
Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected​

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BHRIC server maintenance
Description of change: ​Research Computing will be performing maintenance of BHRIC servers
Downtime window start 11/18/2021 12:00 AM
Downtime window end 11/18/2021 4:00 PM
Affected services: BHRIC Hyper-V , ​research-vmm, Health Server (vm’s)
Expected End-user impact: ​During this time services like research-vmm for department IT admins may not be available.

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Posted in Research Computing, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. November 11 from 12:05AM 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, 11/11/2021 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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Forms Production Server Update
Description of change: Updating the Forms Server to the newest release.
Downtime window start 11/11/2021 12:00 AM
Downtime window end 11/11/2021 3:00 AM
Affected services: University Forms Server, Graduate Applications, College of Business Applications, Non-Degree Applications
Expected End-user impact: Forms will be unavailable for a brief time while the server is being updated.

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RedCap maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be doing maintenance of RedCap​
Downtime window start 11/11/2021 12:05 AM
Downtime window end 11/11/2021 2:00 AM
Affected services: ​RedCap
Expected End-user impact: RedCap will be unavailable about 10 – 15 minutes.

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Posted in Systems

[Resolved] University Forms Offline

[8:00 am] The University form (Frevvo) system has been returned to service. We are working with the vendor to determine why the error occurred and prevent it from hapenning again.
[7:45 am] The University form (Frevvo) system is offline due to a configuration issue. We are working with the vendor to resolve the problem.

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

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 14 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, 10/14/2021 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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Server Upgrade
Description of change: ​OIT will be upgrading one of its DNS servers.
Downtime window start 10/14/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 10/14/2021 4:00 AM
Affected services: ​Internal DNS resolution
Expected End-user impact: ​There will be an intermittent network outage during the maintenance window.

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Server Upgrade
Description of change: ​OIT will be upgrading a server that allows for FAU web pages to be updated by the FAU community.
Downtime window start 10/14/2021 4:00 AM
Downtime window end 10/14/2021 5:00 AM
Affected services: updates to www.fau.edu webpages via omniupdate
Expected End-user impact: Users updating webpages on www.fau.edu might encounter intermittent failures during switchover

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OwlPulse Integration Tool
Description of change: OIT will be moving the OwlPulse Integration IP
Downtime window start 10/14/2021 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 10/14/2021 6:05 AM
Affected services: owlpulse and owlpulse integration tool​
Expected End-user impact: ​Contact Tracers may not be able to import users during the maintenance.

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Posted in Network and Telecom, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Oct 7 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, 10/07/2021 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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Server Upgrades
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading 3 of its DNS servers.​
Downtime window start 10/7/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 10/7/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​Internal DNS
Expected End-user impact: During this time, there will be intermittent network outages on the Jupiter and Boca campuses.

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OwlPulse upgrade
Description of change: Owlpulse will be offline for feature improvements. Including proper routing of medical residences, and bug fixes that allow non-standard phone numbers to gracefully be rejected.
Downtime window start 10/7/2021 5:30 AM
Downtime window end 10/7/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: owlpulse.fau.edu​
Expected End-user impact: ​Owlpulse will be offline during the second half of the upgrade. Individuals will not be able to report their health status etc.

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Media Archive Upgrade
Description of change: ​The Media Archive will be undergoing a version upgrade and will be unavailable sporadically during the maintenance window.
Downtime window start 10/7/2021 9:00 AM
Downtime window end 10/7/2021 10:30 AM
Affected services: ​Media Archive (non-production)
Expected End-user impact: Users may experience timeouts when trying to access the Media archive or playback of videos may fail

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Posted in Instructional Technologies, Systems

BHRIC Virtual Desktops

[01:00 10/02/2021] The issue has been resolved. The vendor has corrected the issue with their software and everything is working as expected. Administrators will need to contact OIT for instructions to connect to the administrative interface as a configuration setting was changed during the repair.
[21:00 10/01/2021] Certain Virtual Desktops on the BHRIC may not be accessible due to a failure of a backend service. We are working with the vendor to resolve the issue and will update this post regularly. If you experience an issue accessing your virtual desktop please report the problem to your IT support team. They will be able to work with OIT to bring the virtual desktop online.

Posted in Research Computing, Systems

[Resolved] Papercut web printing is unavailable

The Papercut printing system is experiencing an issue with web print. We are working to correct the issue. Standard printing from campuses is unaffected by this.

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Posted in Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept 30 from 12:05AM 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, 09/30/2021 from 12:05 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: OIT will migrate the Appworx services to a new server. No changes will be made to the version or application configuration.​
Downtime window start 9/30/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/30/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: Appworx​
Expected End-user impact: The Appworx scheduled jobs will be unavailable ​during a period in the maintenance window.

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Single Sign-on Maintenance
Description of change: ​OIT will be performing maintenance to the SSO web services to apply Shibboleth patches.
Downtime window start 9/30/2021 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/30/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: SSO
Expected End-user impact: During this time some single-sign on sessions could be terminated when we failover.

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Harvest Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner’s Change Control Management system​ (Harvest).
Downtime window start 9/30/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/30/2021 5:00 PM
Affected services: ​All four instances of Harvest (SEED, DEVL, TEST, FAUP)
Expected End-user impact: ​During this time Harvest will be unavailable.

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Server Upgrades
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading 2 of its DNS servers.​
Downtime window start 9/30/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/30/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​Internal DNS service
Expected End-user impact: ​DNS lookups against these servers may fail during the change window.

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REDCap maintenance
Description of change: ​OIT will be doing maintenance of REDCap
Downtime window start 9/30/2021 12:05 AM
Downtime window end 9/30/2021 2:00 AM
Affected services: REDCap​
Expected End-user impact: REDCap will be unavailable during this time.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems

Broward Campuses printing System Offline

Printing on Broward Campuses have been restored.

Posted in Systems, Uncategorized

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept 23 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, 09/23/2021 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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Pay-for-print upgrade
Description of change: OIT will upgrade the Pay-for-Print server (Papercut) to the newest version.
Downtime window start 9/23/2021 4:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/23/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: Pay-for-print
​Expected End-user impact: Pay-for-print services will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

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Storage configuration modification
Description of change: OIT will enable a configuration option for the storage supporting the virtualization environment.
Downtime window start 9/23/2021 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/23/2021 6:05 AM
Affected services: N/A
​Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected​.

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Application modification
Description of change: OIT will enable Automatic Upgrades of Malwarebytes cloud clients.
Downtime window start 9/23/2021 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/23/2021 6:15 AM
Affected services: ​Malwarebytes cloud clients, though the clients will not notice anything.
Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected​.

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Canvas Tool Updates
Description of change: OIT will update the following Canvas tools to fix bugs and add new features:
​User Management, Course Management, Observer Management
Downtime window start 9/23/2021 5:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/23/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: UserManagement, ObserverManagement, and CourseManagement​
Expected End-user impact: The tools mentioned above will be momentarily unavailable when updates are being performed.

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Spam Filter Configuration Change
Description of change: OIT will be changing a setting related to email disclaimers on our spam filters.​
Downtime window start 9/23/2021 4:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/23/2021 4:00 AM
Affected services: ​Inbound FAU email
Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected​.

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Server Upgrade
Description of change: ​OIT will be applying updates to one of its mail servers.
Downtime window start 9/23/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/23/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​On-Premises Exchange
Expected End-user impact: ​On-Premises Exchange is primarily used for 365 email management by the Help Desk. During this time mailboxes and distribution groups will not be able to be created/changed/deleted.

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Virtualization Upgrade
Description of change: Research Computing will upgrade the research computing private cloud to the latest version.
Downtime window start 9/23/2021 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 9/23/2021 6:00 AM
Affected services: HPC Cluster, Storage, Senior Design Projects
Expected End-user impact: No users should not be affected by this upgrade; however, ​there is a chance the machines could fail.

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Posted in Canvas / LMS, Educational Technologies, Email, Research Computing, Systems