OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. June 1 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, 06/01/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Database migration
Description of change: OIT will be migrating several databases to different servers
Downtime window start: 06/01/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 06/01/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: All databases involved in the migration will be unavailable during the window.
End-user impact: Users will not be able to access any services that are tied to the databases during the migration.


University Form Server Maintenance
Description of change: The University form server will undergo maintenance to improve performance and decrease the effort needed for upgrades.
Downtime window start: 06/01/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 06/01/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Forms.fau.edu, Apply.fau.edu, Cobapp.fau.edu, NonDegree.fau.edu
End-user impact: Users will not be able to submit forms during the maintenance.


Banner Server Maintenance
Description of change: Banner Production will need to be restarted to apply updates to the configurations. This is to ensure all settings are consistent with the Ellucian standards.
Downtime window start: 06/01/2023 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 06/01/2023 5:20 AM
Affected services: Banner Admin, Banner Self Service.
End-user impact: Users will not be able to access Banner admin or Self-service during this time.


Banner SSOManager Maintenance
Description of change: Changes to the configuration of the Banner SSO Manager application will take place. This change will update settings within the application to ensure its proper functionality.
Downtime window start: 06/01/2023 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 06/01/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: SSOManager
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected.


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. May 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, 05/25/2023 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 performing server maintenance on several core systems from 12:00am to 4:00am on May 25. During this time, the undergraduate application, MyOwl Services, Owl KPIs, and Owl Files will be unavailable.
Downtime window start: 05/25/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/25/2023 4:00 AM
Affected services: MyOwl Services, Owl KPIs,Owl Files, Undergraduate Application
End-user impact: The services listed above will be unavailabe during the maintenance window.


RDS Licensing Server upgrade
Description of change: Performing a Windows OS upgrade on our Remote Desktop Licensing Server
Downtime window start: 05/25/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/25/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: This change will have an impact on any services using the server for remote desktop services, terminal services or VDI.
End-user impact: Faculty and Staff.


Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will renew certificates
Downtime window start: 05/25/2023 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/25/2023 4:00 AM
Affected services: Any SSO Service
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected


Server Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be updating the software on one of its management servers.
Downtime window start: 05/25/2023 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/25/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Advanced VPN clients
End-user impact: Advanced VPN clients will show that they are disconnected from their management server. This will not impact VPN/remote access.


OwlDone bug fixes and feature enhancment
Description of change: OIT will fix SOAR module for HCAA to have text displayed. Changed aid year to be dynamic to more accurately display status financial aid module. Converted owlsey image generation from coldfusion script to be natively handled within owldone.
Downtime window start: 05/25/2023 6:00 PM
Downtime window end: 05/25/2023 6:00 PM
Affected services: OwlDone
End-user impact: Students


BHRIC Maintenance
Description of change: Research Computing will be adding another domain controller in Boca and once We ensure that is synched up power off the older DC in Jupiter
Downtime window start: 05/26/2023 7:00 PM
Downtime window end: 05/28/2023 10:00 AM
Affected services: health.ad.fau.edu , https://vhealth.fau.edu, BHRIC File servers
End-user impact: No user impace should occur. However, if there is a problem this would prevent users from connecting into BHRIC VMWare.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems, Uncategorized

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. May 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, 05/18/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Disaster Recovery Testing
Description of change: OIT will perform disaster recovery testing on the wired and wireless network in preparation for hurricane season.
Downtime window start: 05/18/2023 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/18/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Wired and Wireless network
End-user impact: All faculty, staff, and students.


RDS Licensing Server upgrade
Description of change: OIT will perform a Windows OS upgrade on our Remote Desktop Licensing Server
Downtime window start: 05/18/2023 12:01 AM
Downtime window end: 05/18/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: This change will have an impact on any services using the server for remote desktop services, terminal services or VDI.
End-user impact: Faculty and Staff using the remote desktop services, terminal services or VDI.


Banner program change
Description of change: OIT will create a new Banner program to populate Workday payroll accounting adjustment records into Financial Aid College Work Study table
Downtime window start: 05/18/2023 12:01 AM
Downtime window end: 05/18/2023 1:00 AM
Affected services: Banner and Workday
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected


Banner maintenance
Description of change: OIT will update Hold for Degree and Hold for Grades dates in Banner
Downtime window start: 05/18/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/18/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected during the change.


University Form Server Maintenance
Description of change: The University form server will undergo maintenance to improve performance and decrease the effort needed for upgrades.
Downtime window start: 05/18/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/18/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: forms.fau.edu, apply.fau.edu, cobapp.fau.edu, nondegree.fau.edu
End-user impact: The services listed above may be unavailable during the maintenance window.


Service Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will upgrade some domain services at HBOI.
Downtime window start: 05/18/2023 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/18/2023 4:30 AM
Affected services: Domain authentication on the HBOI campus
End-user impact: All users at the HBOI campus


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

[RESOLVED] Clean Address Application Service Interruption

The Clean Address issue below has been resolved.

Our service called clean address is currently experiencing issues. Any pages
that use this product to sanitize addresses are impacted. Two areas with most
use are:

The Personal Information Update Page:
https://myowl.fau.edu/contact/personalInformation/index)Banner

Admin SPAIDEN
screen, adding new users or updating addresses for existing users. Pages may not load correctly.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems

[NETWORK MAINTENANCE] All campuses – Thursday, May 18 from 5:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.

OIT will be performing network maintenance affecting all campuses on Thursday May 18th from 5:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. During this maintenance window, all connectivity to and from the internet and access to campus technology services will be interrupted.

Posted in Network and Telecom, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. May 11 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, 05/11/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Service Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will upgrade domain services for the Harbor Branch campus.
Downtime window start: 05/11/2023 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/11/2023 4:30 AM
Affected services: Domain authentication
End-user impact: All users at the HBOI campus.


Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on Banner from 2:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. on May 11th. Banner will not be available during this time.
Downtime window start: 05/11/2023 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/11/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner
End-user impact: All Banner systems will be unavailable during this time.


Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems, Uncategorized

[RESOLVED]Apps.fau.edu will be unavailable on 5/9/23 starting at 8AM

This service upgrade is complete. Apps.fau.edu is available once more.

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OIT is performing an upgrade of this service and there will be outages beginning at 8AM on Tuesday, May 8th. Services should be restored by the end of the day.

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Posted in Instructional Technologies, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. May 4 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, 05/04/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


RDS Licensing Server upgrade
Description of change: OIT will perform a Windows OS upgrade on our Remote Desktop Licensing Server
Downtime window start: 05/04/2023 12:01 AM
Downtime window end: 05/04/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: This change will have an impact on any services using the server for remote desktop services, terminal services or VDI.
End-user impact: Faculty and Staff using the remote desktop services, terminal services or VDI.


Secure File Server maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be migrating data on the secure file server.
Downtime window start: 05/04/2023 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/04/2023 4:00 AM
Affected services: All andisec shares
End-user impact: All andisec shares will be unavailable for a short time during the window


API Upgrades
Description of change: The Office of Information Technology will deploy several new features and bug fixes for the API tool that enables features in FAU Forms, Single SignOn and, other tools.
Downtime window start: 05/04/2023 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/04/2023 6:15 AM
Affected services: Frevvo, eGrades, single sign on
End-user impact: During the redeploy SSO’s prompting engine may timeout and cause it to be skipped.


BHRIC SAN maintenance
Description of change: Research Computing will be doing maintenance on the VMWare storage
Downtime window start: 05/04/2023 12:01 AM
Downtime window end: 05/04/2023 5:00 AM
Affected services: BHRIC VMware
End-user impact: No interruption of service should occur


OIM Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be updating the global addresses book to remove students from the view.
Downtime window start: 05/04/2023 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 05/04/2023 6:15 AM
Affected services: OIM
End-user impact: No end-user impact is expected


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

[RESOLVED] Papercut Print Services Intermittently Unavailable 4/20/23

Papercut printing services have been restored.

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Papercut pay for print services will be intermittently unavailable this morning while we fix an issue with the software. This issue will impact printing in the library, computer labs, and jobs submitted via the web portal fauprint.fau.edu. We are working to correct the problem as quickly as possible.

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. April 20 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, 04/20/2023 from 12:01 AM to 7:00 AM during OIT maintenance window. In addition, the following systems will be specifically impacted:


Zoom – New Meeting Join Flow
Description of change: Zoom has created a new meeting join experience and will be enforcing it on all accounts this month. The new join flow will help to improve the user experience of joining a meeting. For more information on what is changing, please review the FAQ page. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/11461720682509
Downtime window start: 04/20/2023 7:00 AM
Downtime window end: 04/20/2023 7:00 AM
Affected services: Zoom
End-user impact: Users will experience a new join flow. Change is mostly cosmetic and eliminates some redundant steps when joining a meeting.


Server Upgrade
Description of change: OIT is performing a Windows OS upgrade on our Remote Desktop Licensing Server
Downtime window start: 04/20/2023 12:01 AM
Downtime window end: 04/20/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: This change will have an impact on any services using the server for remote desktop services, terminal services or VDI.
End-user impact: Faculty and Staff using any of the services that using the server for remote desktop services, termincal services, or VID.


Endpoint Software Change
Description of change: OIT will be making a configuration change to Office 365 apps software on endpoints.
Downtime window start: 04/20/2023 8:00 AM
Downtime window end: 04/20/2023 8:30 AM
Affected services: Office 365 app installations on Intune managed computers.
End-user impact: Office 365 apps may be forcibly closed going forward to install updates if they have reached the update deadline (7 days).


Identity Management Pain Point fixes
Description of change: The accounts management team has identified two pain points that cause the Help Desk to receive call tickets. These adjustments will automatically correct issues with the Outlook Global Address list and users mistakenly being provided Outlook 365 mailboxes.
Downtime window start: 04/20/2023 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 04/20/2023 6:00 AM
Affected services: Outlook 365 and OIM
End-user impact: 365 mailboxes will be correctly de-provisioned from users who are no longer STUDENT, EMPLOYEE, CONTINGENT with access, or COURTESY.


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