OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept. 20 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, 09/20/2018 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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Applicaton Maintenance –  uAchieve
Description of change:  OIT will make some updates to uAchieve system.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: uAchieve degree auditing system
Affected systems: uAchieve server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the uAchieve website will be temporarily unavailable.

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Server maintenance (IP Change) – FAU website
Description of change: We will be changing the IPs of the webnet servers (4-8) from 10.50.65.x to 10.19.40.x
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services:  The FAU website may be inaccessible for a second while the load balancer sends users to the next available server.
Affected systems: webnet servers​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, we expect minimal to no user impact as we will be making changes one server at a time.

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[RESOLVED]Starfish not accessible to users

This issue has been resolved.

 

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The Success Network (Starfish) is currently experiencing an outage. OIT is working with the vendor to get the system up as quickly as possible.

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Sept. 6 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, 09/06/2018 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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Identity Management Server upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading and applying patches to the Identity Management servers
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Identity Management, Account Self Service
Affected systems: OIM servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time no end-user impact is expected as the changes are occurring to back end services.

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OIT database server maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be migrating several databases to new hardware
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: EMS, Master Calendar, Frevvo, Jira, Owlcard, Private Eye, Tech Fee, Software License site, FacStaff Alert, eCollege, ​Attorney’s site, Medicine
Affected systems: Microsoft SQL databases
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the services and databases listed above will be unavailable

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Windows configuration and deployment system upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the system that provides configuration, deployment, and updates to Windows clients to the latest version​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from SCCM​
Affected systems: SCCM server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, all OS deployments, app installs, and Windows updates from SCCM will be unavailable

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Upgrade Application License Server
Description of change: OIT will be moving an application license server to a newer server operating system.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Meeting Matrix (application solely used by Student Union)
Affected systems: fauappsrv2, boc22mtgmtrx16
Expected End-user impact:  Affected users may need to remap network shares and possibly reinstall the meeting matrix client.

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Posted in Systems

Office 365 intermittent issues

There appears to be some intermittent issues accessing Office 365 services at this time. We are monitoring the status with Microsoft and will post any updates as we receive them.

 

Update from Microsoft:

User impact:

Users may be unable to authenticate or connect to the Office 365 service.

Latest message:

Title: Unable to access Office365 services User Impact: Users may be unable to authenticate or connect to the Office 365 service. Current status: We’ve determined that a data center issue caused a subset of the Office 365 service to become degraded. We’re connecting some of the affected services to an alternate infrastructure, while remediating the underlying issue within the datacenter. Scope of impact: Impact is specific to a subset of users who are served through the affected infrastructure. Start time: Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 9:09 AM UTC Preliminary root cause: A data center issue caused a subset of the Office 365 service to become degraded.

OIT

Posted in Email, Systems, Uncategorized

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Aug 30 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, 08/30/2018 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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Reporting and metrics tools maintenance
Description of change: The hardware systems supporting OIT’s SAS implementation will be updated​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: SAS
Affected systems: SAS servers
Expected End-user impact: SAS will be unavailable during the window​

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[RESOLVED] Issue with Single-Sign On (SSO)

Issue has been resolved. You now should be able to log in to FAU services.

 

OIT

 

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We are currently experiencing issues with single-sign on. This impacts services such as Workday, MYFAU and Canvas. We are working on resolving the issue as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

OIT

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

[RESOLVED]Password Changes/resets currently delayed

Issue has been resolved. Password changes and resets are back to normal.

 

OIT

 

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We are currently experiencing issues with Password changes/resets. We recommend holding off changing your password until further notice.

We are working quickly to resolve as soon as possible.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

OIT

Posted in Email, Systems, Uncategorized, Workday

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Aug 2 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, 08/02/2018 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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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: This Ellucian Upgrade/Patch  ( Financial aid 8.32.1 and 8.32.1.1) is needed to for loan processing updates and to resolve issues related to the Federal Grant (Pell) awards
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: Not Applicable
Affected systems: Banner Financial Aid
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end user impact is anticipated

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be updating the configuration version of several virtual servers.
Downtime window start  8/2/2018 4:00 AM
Downtime window end  8/2/2018 6:00 AM
Affected services: Blackboard, Jenkins, DHCP, DNS​, SSO / Identity Management, Metadata, Acano Video Conferencing Services
Affected systems: aim, bba servers, boc22appsjenkins, dhcpboc0, dnsboc0, idm1, ldapboc servers, lintalon2, metadata, mp2, shibboleth1p, talonx1, vcdb, vcrecorder, wildfly servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, listed services will be unavailable or in a degraded state

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Banner Self-Service Maintenance
Description of change: Migrating 4 of the 7 Banner Self-Service servers from VMware to Hyper-V.​
Downtime window start  8/2/2018 4:00 AM
Downtime window end  8/2/2018 7:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Self-Service, Banner Workflow
Affected systems: sctcache3, ​sctcache4, sctcache5, sctcache6
Expected End-user impact: During this time, Banner Workflow may be unavailable at times.  The servers not being migrated will keep Banner Self-Service available.

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Kofax Server Fixpack
Description of change: Performing changes/applying patches  for improving reliability/stability with Kofax Capture Scan stations
Downtime window start  8/2/2018 5:00 PM
Downtime window end  8/3/2018 8:00 AM
Affected services: Student Record Doc management Processing on the front end (VIP Backend is unaffected)
Affected systems: Kofax server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the Kofax patch will be installed on 10 workstations​.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 26 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, 07/26/2018 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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Event Management Software Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be updating the front and back end components for the EMS platform.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: EMS Desktop clients, Virtual EMS http://events.fau.edu/VirtualEMS, Master Calendar http://events.fau.edu/​MasterCalendar
Affected systems: FAU app and web server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, EMS (both web and desktop client) and Master Calendar will be unavailable. End-users will need to upgrade to new EMS client on desktop. Instructions were provided via email.

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Appworx and Harvest Database Maintenance
Description of change: Migrating the database for production Appworx and Harvest from Solaris to Linux.​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Production Appworx and Harvest
Affected systems: enzo/oracleapps​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, Appworx and Harvest will be unavailable.  This will impact Appworx jobs that run during this time.​

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Identity Management Updates
Description of change: OIT will install patches and upgrades to Oracle Identity Manager to enhance certain features.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Identity Management (OIM)
Affected systems: OIM servers
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, no end-user impact is expected. Changes are occurring to back end services and will not require any downtime.

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: We are making improvements to the servers that store user related information.​
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:30 AM
Affected services: Servers that rely on ldapboc0 and ldapboc1
Affected systems: LDAP servers
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. The change involves redirecting users from old servers to newer servers that are already in service.​

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Two-Factor authentication for College of Business Azure Admin users
Description of change: OIT will enable two-factor (DUO) for College of Business Azure Admin users
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services:​Shibboleth ADFS integration
Affected systems: Shibboleth servers
Expected End-user impact: College of Business Admin Users will be prompted for two factor when they login to Office 365.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Network and Telecom, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 19 from 5:00AM to 6:00AM

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, 7/19/2018 from 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:

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Identity Mangement
Description of change: Adding additional support for Canvas and Banner Security accounts.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​Identity Mangement
Affected systems: ​boc22oimp1, boc22oimp2
Expected End-user impact: ​Users of Canvas and Banner Security accounts should see improved seamless support for their accounts. No additional action is required by these users.

Posted in Systems, Uncategorized