OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. July 10 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, 07/10/2019 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 maintenance
Description of change: Certificates for various secure web sites managed by OIT are being renewed
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/19/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: Almost all services that rely on our wildcard certificate.
Affected systems: bigip and any other system using the wildcard fau certificate​
Expected End-user impact: varies. some to none depending on the sensitivity of the service on accepting a new certificate.

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Secure file server data migration
Description of change: OIT will be moving the data internally on a ​secure file server
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: all shares on andisec
Affected systems: andisec
Expected End-user impact: all shares on andisec will be unavailable during the window

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Mail Server Upgrade
Description of change: OIT will be migrating the mail servers that handle smtp.fau.edu to new servers.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 4:00 AM
Affected services: Mail relay for smtp.fau.edu
Affected systems: boc22esa02.fau.edu, nwesa02.fau.edu
Expected End-user impact: Ideally none, however depending on how dns is cached for each client and how the smtp server settings were configured you may see bouncebacks/failed to connect messages when dns is updated.

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Windows configuration and deployment system upgrade
Description of change: The system providing configuration, deployment and updates to Windows clients will be upgraded to the latest version
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from SCCM​
​Affected systems: boc22sccm
Expected End-user impact: All OS deployments, app installs, windows updates from sccm will be unavailable during the window

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BHRIC Servers upgrade from Windows 2012R2 to Windows 2019
Description of change: We have series of Windows servers on BOCA RATON and JUPITER cloud platforms running Windows 2012 R2. These servers will be upgraded to Windows 2019​. Several servers are upgraded successfully. We would like to continue upgrading all servers in 3/4 servers per batch over next few months. ​​
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Various services on following servers in health domain: boc22-s-adc1, Boc22-s-ps.med, research-mssqlX, boc22-s-sql
Affected systems: boc22-s-adc1, Boc22-s-ps.med, research-mssqlX, boc22-s-sql
Expected End-user impact: NONE is expected​​​

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Banner Self-Service Maintenance
Description of change: Change to fix flaws associated with Banner Registration (Version 9.12) that causes inaccurate information to be displayed to the students. This fix includes updates to the Registration search feature to fix defects on what courses are rendered and fix inaccurate descriptions/sorting of other data points.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 4:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: Banner Self-Service
Affected systems: Banner XE
Expected End-user impact: There are no impact on user services expected

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Updates Accounts Self Service
Description of change: Upgrading and patching account self service website.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 5:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Affected services: accounts.fau.edu
Affected systems: boc22oimwebp1, boc22oimwebp2, nwrdcoimwebp1, nwrdcoimwebp2
Expected End-user impact: Users may see a delay in password resets during the time the systems are being patched and rolled out.

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Server Maintenance
Description of change: We will be changing two northwest www.fau.edu webservers with new ones that are able to do shibboleth.
Downtime window start 7/11/2019 6:00 AM
Downtime window end 7/11/2019 7:00 AM
Affected services: None as these are the northwest www.fau.edu webservers and are also behind BigIP
Affected systems: Northwest www.fau.edu webservers​
Expected End-user impact: No end user impact expected

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Unable to load images in VIP document management system

We are currently experiencing issues with the content explorer component of the VIP document management system.  As such, users are unable to load images.  Scanning and input should still be functional.  Working with vendor for a solution.

Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Systems, Uncategorized

[RESOLVED] Change of Grade workflow unavailable

The Change of Grade workflow process is now available.

Change of Grade workflow process is currently unavailable at this time. We are currently investigating the issue and working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and we appreciate your patience during this time..  We do not currently have an estimated time of resolution (ETR).

OIT

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[RESOLVED] TouchNet Systems Maintenance, Wed. June 12th from 3:00AM to 7:00AM

The TouchNet payment processing system will be undergoing maintenance -Starting from 3:00am to 7:00am (EST) Wednesday, 06/12/2019

This affects student payment services (Bill+Payment), as well as all Marketplace Stores, uPay sites and TouchNet ready partner payment services.

We expect all systems to be back online no later than 7:00 am (EST) that morning. When the system is back up and ready to go, we will notify you.

You may wish to place warnings on your website, or take your store offline. If this scheduled downtime creates a conflict for your operations, please feel free to contact us at FIS@fau.edu for further discussion.

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[Resolved] – Banner Administrative Forms are experiencing issues loading

Please close and reopen your browser and start a new Banner session.

 

Banner Administrative forms are experiencing issues loading at this time.  We are currently investigating this issue and will update this notice as we know more.

Sorry for this inconvenience.

OIT AS production support.

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Resolved – Banner Administrative Forms are experiencing issues loading

Resolved – Please log out and start a new session into Banner.

 

Banner Administrative forms are experiencing issues loading at this time.  We are currently investigating this issue and will update this notice as we know more.

Sorry for this inconvenience.

OIT AS production support.

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[RESOLVED] Starfish – Down

Starfish is currently down and we are working with Hobsons to resolve the issue.

 

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[RESOLVED]OARS – Currently not accessible to users

OARS is currently experiencing an outage. OIT is working to get the system up as quickly as possible.

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OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. May 23 from 3:00AM to 7:00AMm

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, 05/23/2019 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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Storage Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be moving backend NetApp storage to two new switches
Downtime window start: 2:00 AM
Downtime window end: 7:00 AM
Affected services: ALL SERVICES WILL BE UNAVAILABLE except the following:
DNS
LDAP
DHCP
Single Sign On
Active Directory
Main FAU web page
Expected End-user impact: During this time, most services except the ones mentioned above will be unavailable for a few hours.

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Single Sign On Maintenance for Testing Center
Description of change: OIT is updating the single sign on (SSO) system to improve the user experience in the testing center. ​
Downtime window start: 3:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Single Sign On and all dependent services
Affected systems: Shibboleth
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected. After the change, single-sign on will not prompt for 2Factor when users access Canvas from the testing center.

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uAchieve Maintenance
Description of change: Updating student queries file in uAchieve production.
Downtime window start: 6:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:30 AM
Affected services: uAchieve production
Affected systems: uAchieve server
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the uAchieve degree auditing/planning system will be unavailable.

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Banner Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will make changes to reduce the complexity of UDCID generation in Banner by removing Banner Enterprise Identity Services and replacing with database triggers.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: No downtime for any services
Affected systems: No downtime for any systems
Expected End-user impact: During this time, no end-user impact is expected.

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Storage Switch Replacement – Thurs. May 23 from 2:00AM – 6:00AM

OIT will be doing a much needed storage switch replacement during our regular maintenance window on Thursday, May 23 from 2:00AM to 6:00AM.  The maintenance will be disruptive in nature and will affect most, if not all, servers (physical/virtual) and services that OIT manages. 

Critical services such as DNS, DHCP, SSO, AD as well as cloud based services such as TeamDynamix, Workday and Canvas will be online.  OIT will update this post when maintenance is complete or should any issues arise during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

OIT

 

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