OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Jan. 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, 01/20/2022 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 service upgrade
Description of change: OIT is upgrading the Pay-for-print service to provide security enhancements.
Downtime window start 1/20/2022 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 1/20/2022 6:00 AM
Affected services: Pay-for-print printing service
Expected End-user impact: ​Printing will intermittently unavailable during this window.

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: ​OIT will be performing maintenance on its spam filters. Mail delivery may be impacted during this window.
Downtime window start 1/20/2022 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 1/20/2022 4:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound email for fau.edu and outbound email via smtp.fau.edu
​Expected End-user impact: ​Sending email using smtp.fau.edu during the maintenance window may fail.

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Storage Maintenance
Description of change: ​OIT will be performing maintenance on some backend storage. No end user impact is anticipated.
Downtime window start 1/20/2022 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 1/20/2022 6:00 AM
Affected services: Storage
Expected End-user impact: There should not be an end-user impact.

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Posted in Email, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Jan 13 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, 01/13/2022 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 is upgrading a couple backend servers responsible for various file transfers for automated jobs
Downtime window start 1/13/2022 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 1/13/2022 5:00 AM
Affected services: Automated processes that require file transfers to and from fausftp and fausftp2
Expected End-user impact: None. User impact would more likely be application group and functional areas who rely on either fausftp or fausftp2 for automated file transfers as this upgrade is being performed during the maintenance window, it has been general practice to not schedule file transfers during this window. However, relevant users should verify their automated jobs afterwards to ensure that the upgrade did not adversely affect their varied scripts.

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REDCap Maintenance
Description of change: ​Research Computing will be doing system routine system maintenance
Downtime window start 1/13/2022 12:05 AM
Downtime window end 1/13/2022 12:20 AM
Affected services: ​REDCap
Expected End-user impact: ​Redcap will be offline for about 10 – 15 mins

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Posted in Research Computing, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance – Thurs. January 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, 01/06/2022 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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Windows configuration and deployment system upgrade
Description of change: ​​​The system providing configuration, deployment and updates to Windows clients (SCCM) will be upgraded to the latest version
Downtime window start 1/6/2022 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 1/6/2022 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​​​The system providing configuration, deployment and updates to Windows clients will be upgraded to the latest version
Expected End-user impact: ​​All OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from SCCM will be unavailable during the window

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Single Sign-on Maintenance
Description of change: ​We will be performing SSO maintenance to allow Azure AD/ADFS to recognize whether a user has gone through MFA during sign-on or not.
Downtime window start 1/6/2022 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 1/6/2022 7:00 AM
Affected services: Azure AD, ADFS, Shibboleth
Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact expected​

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Directory system decommission
Description of change: ​OIT will be removing a legacy domain
Downtime window start 1/6/2022 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 1/6/2022 6:30 AM
Affected services: IRM domain
Expected End-user impact: No end user impact is expected​.

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Email Configuration Change
Description of change: ​OIT will be making a change to how exchange clients connect to their mailbox.
Downtime window start 1/6/2022 8:00 AM
Downtime window end 1/6/2022 8:00 AM
Affected services: ​Exchange email and clients
Expected End-user impact: No end user impact is expected​.

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Posted in Email, Systems

Issues with DUO multi-factor authentication

We have identified a problem with DUO, the multi-factor authentication application. We are working on a temporary solution to resolve the issue.

We apologize for inconvenience this may cause.

OIT

Posted in Systems

Research Informatics Core Missing Files

Several users have reported missing files on the Research Informatics Core. We have determined the issue and resolved it. We are restoring any missing files from our early morning backups. If you are still missing files on Monday morning please contact your local administration team and we will investigate further.

Posted in Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Dec 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, 12/02/2021 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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Email Filtering Configuration Change
Description of change: ​OIT will be making a change to the types of attachments allowed in Office 365 emails.
Downtime window start 12/2/2021 8:00 AM
Downtime window end 12/2/2021 8:00 AM
Affected services: Office 365 email
Expected End-user impact: End users will be unable to send and receive emails with attachments that contain executable files. A list of file extensions that will be quarantined is attached.​ Internal users who attempt to send an email with an attachment listed will also get an email notification that message has been quarantined.

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Email Filtering Configuration Change
Description of change: ​OIT will be making a change in how emails are processed in Office 365.
Downtime window start 12/2/2021 8:00 AM
Downtime window end 12/2/2021 8:00 AM
Affected services: Office 365 email
Expected End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected.

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Job Scheduler and Package Management Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on the back-end servers for Appworx and Harvest to increase the available memory. This will impact scheduled Banner jobs and Package Management activities.
Downtime window start 12/2/2021 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 12/2/2021 7:00 AM
Affected services: Appworx and Harvest
Expected End-user impact: Appworx and Harvest will be down momentarily during this time period.

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Posted in Email, Systems

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