OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. April 9, 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, 04/09/2020 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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Integration of new sexual harassment training tool
Description of change: OIT will integrate a new sexual harassment tool with Banner using a ​Snaplogic pipeline to integrate banner with the new tool from Everfi, a third party service.
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 12:00 AM
Affected services: ​No services are affected.
Expected End-user impact: During this time no end-user impact is expected.

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Server Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the software on one of its mail servers.​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: On-premises exchange – mail.fau.edu​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no-end user impact is expected since all user mailboxes are hosted in Office 365. This change only impact on-premises exchange, which will be unavailable.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems

Forms restart

The forms service forms.fau.edu (frevvo) needed to be restarted due to a newly discovered issue. We are investigating the problem and will restart the service as needed until the vendor resolves the issue.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Instructional Technologies, Systems, Workday

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. April 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, 04/02/2020 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 Configuration Change
Description of change: ​​OIT will be changing the domain several servers are joined to.​
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​NetApp services primarily used by the systems team. A development server used by the IEA team.
Expected End-user impact: During this time, services hosted on these systems will be unavailable.

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WebFocus Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be applying the Webfocus upgrade 8.2.06
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: WebFOCUS/Leap Ahead Production environment. ​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, services that listed above will be unavailable at times.

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Server Upgrade
Description of change: ​OIT will be upgrading software on one of its servers.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:00 AM
Affected services: ​Azure AD and Active Directory synchronization
Expected End-user impact: During this time, new users and and user change syncs between Azure AD and On-Prem AD will be delayed while a full sync is done after the connector is upgraded. In previous upgrades the full sync is completed around noon of the same day.

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Clockwork Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing on the Clockwork system.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: ​Not Applicable
Expected End-user impact: During this time, ​no end-user impact is anticipated.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems, Uncategorized

[COMPLETE] Banner, ODS and Data Warehouse Production Maintenance

The Office of Information Technology will be performing maintenance to production Banner, ODS and Data Warehouse systems beginning Thursday, March 12th at 3:00 am. Services are expected to be fully restored by Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 am. The services listed below are affected by this maintenance will be unavailable during this time.

Please review these services upon the completion of the maintenance as application restarts may be necessary.

Account claiming and Password resets
Banner Self Service, Admin Pages, Access Manager and Workflow
Transcripts and degree auditing (uAchieve/DARS)
App Status portal
Admissions Applications (Grad and Undergrad)
Owldone
Financial Aid survey
eGrades for Canvas
Touchnet payment gateway
FLVS
Appworx
Harvest
IEA Warehouse (IEAP)
FAU Warehouse (FAUDW)
ODS Warehouse (ODSP)
WebFOCUS/Report Caster
Frevvo
4P (Not SSO)
Grouper
Phonebill Application
Wireless network authentication
Network Registration
Mandatory Course Entry Quiz
ACH/VPAS

OIT

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Canvas / LMS, Network and Telecom, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thursday, March 12 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, 03/12/2020 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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Database Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will apply January 2020 Oracle patchset updates to all production databases​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services:
Banner production

  • Admin Pages (Forms)
  • Application Navigator
  • Banner Access Manager
  • Banner self-service
  • Touchnet – Payments/Deposits
  • Workflow
  • uAchieve – DARS
  • FLVS
  • Transcripts

Appworx
Harvest
ODS
FAUDW Warehouse

  • DWPROD: OwlDone
  • DWPROD: FinancialAid Attendance Survey

IEAP Warehouse
WebFOCUS/ReportCaster
OIM

  • Account claiming
  • Password resets

MSOP Instance

  • ACH_PROD: ACH or VPAS
  • GBP_PROD: Mandatory Course Entry Quiz
  • WORKDESK_PROD: accounts.fau.edu – Accounts Self Service
  • CANV_EGRADES_PROD: Canvas Electronic Grading “Banner Grade Submissions” in Canvas
  • FAUVISITOR_PROD: Wireless network authentication for guests.
  • FREVVOAPI_PROD: 4P Configuration, Admissions Status, Znumber page, ssoauth.fau.edu/*, egrades.fau.edu/* (except egrades itself)
  • GROUPER_PROD: Group Management – grouper.fau.edu
  • PHONEBILL_PROD: Phonebill application pre latest system.
  • PWDEXPIRE_PROD: Password expiration
  • REG_PROD: network registration, talon.fau.edu/netreg, talon.fau.edu/networkregistrationadmin, DHCP Logger
  • FREVVO61_PROD: Frevvo
  • NEWUNDERGRAD_PROD: Undergraduate Admissions
  • OWLAPP_PROD: Graduate Admissions
  • OWLRESIDENCY_PROD: Residency Project
  • ONBOARDUSR: OwlDone

Expected End-user impact: During this time, the listed services will be temporarily offline while the patches are applied. Some applications may need to be restarted after the maintenance is complete.

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: ​OIT will be upgrading the components of several systems to resolve bugs and add support for newer hardware.​​​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: All services
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected​​​

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Server Upgrade – Email
Description of change: OIT will be updating the software on the email spam filter appliances. ​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:00 AM
Affected services: Inbound mail, smtp.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: During this time, sending mail through smtp.fau.edu might fail during the change window.

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Server Upgrade – Active Directory
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading the RDS licensing server to the latest version​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: TS Licensing, RDS host​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, adcon will be unavailable.

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VMWare vCenter upgrade
Description of change: OIT will upgrade the BHRIC vCentere to the latest version​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: BHRIC Virtual Desktops (Horizon)​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, users will not be able to start virtual desktops that are shutdown while the upgrade is in progress.

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Patch Forms Production Server
Description of change: OIT will update the Forms (Frevvo) Production Server to the latest version.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: ​Majority of the University online digital forms will be affected.
Expected End-user impact: During this time, affected forms will not be available for submission.

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Non-Degree Residency Changes
Description of change: The residency process used for non-degree for undergrad and grad will be changed. Holds will be used to show status of residency process as well as OnBase forms and workflow to do verification of residency.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner, Non-degree application
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. This change impacts the way Registrar Residency officers process residency, and the way non-degree students submit their residency documentation.

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Remove med.ad.fau.edu domain
Description of change: OIT will remove the old med.ad.fau.edu domain.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: med.ad.fau.edu​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected as this domain is no longer in use.

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thursday, March 5 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, 03/05/2020 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 configuration change
Description of change: OIT will be changing a parameter on it’s storage system to make inter-system communication more secure​
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:15 AM
Affected services: All Services​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected​

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Data Warehouse-Related Software Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be upgrading third-party software components used for data processing by FAU data warehouse.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 4:15 AM
Affected services: Should be no impact on services. Data warehouse jobs will be disabled during the installation.
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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Convert all upper case Spriden names to mixed case Spriden names
Description of change: OIT will make changes to correct upper case names to mixed case. The ​TEST score loading process is populating all upper case first, last, middle names to Spriden names. This need to be corrected in backend. Make data load of names in SPAIDEN be mixed case.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services:
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected

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WebFocus Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will update the NLS setting in WebFOCUS Codepa​​ge from “U.S English/Western European” to “UTF8​.” This change is necessary to correct the wrong characters on the SPOT reports.
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 3:10 AM
Affected services: WebFOCUS/Leap Ahead Production environment. ​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. This change does not involve downtime

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems

University Form Server indexing issue

We have discovered a problem with the University form server indexing newly submitted documents. While this doesn’t affect reception and data integrity it is causing delays in processing some form posts that require manual interaction. We are going to attempt several adjustments at 10 pm in an attempt to resolve this issue. Frevvo will be offline for 5 to 10 minutes while it is restarted.

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

[Resolved] Frevvo Google Connector

The University’s Forms Frevvo Google connector is offline for some forms. We are investigating the problem and will update this when the problem is resolved.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Canvas / LMS, Educational Technologies, Email, Instructional Technologies, Lecture Capture, Network and Telecom, Systems, Uncategorized, Video Conferencing, Workday

University form server (frevvo) authentication issues

We are currently experiencing some authentication issues when trying to login to Frevvo. We are working to resolve this as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience.

OIT

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Educational Technologies, Instructional Technologies, Systems, Uncategorized

[Resolved] University Form Server 5 am – 7 am

The University form server (frevvo) is back online and fully upgraded.

 

The University form server (frevvo) is currently offline. We are investigating the issue and will update this post regularly. This affects admissions applications, form resources, and other tools that relay on this service. If you need assistance please submit a ticket to the help desk.

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