OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Aug 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, 8/10/2017 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: We are moving several servers to a more suitable network for their usage.
Downtime window start 8/11/2017 12:00 AM
Downtime window end 8/11/2017 3:00 AM
Affected services: banner and maybe dns
Affected systems: banner.fau.edu​, seeker.fau.edu(if needed to be moved as well)
Expected End-user impact: banner maybe unavailable for a few minutes while we push DNS to update to the new DMZ IP.​​

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Network Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing network maintenance in the early morning hours of August 11th. Some connectivity on the Boca Raton campus may be intermittent towards the beginning of the maintenance window.​
Downtime window start 8/11/2017 12:00 AM
Downtime window end 8/11/2017 3:00 AM
Affected services: Boca DHCP, Boca DNS​
Affected systems: Boca DHCP, Boca DNS​
Expected End-user impact: The changes involved require some quick changes on services including DHCP and DNS on the Boca Raton campus. While the changes are being made, these services will be unavailable. This disruption is only expected to last a couple of minutes.​

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EMS and OwlCard system maintenance
Description of change: The systems supporting EMS and OwlCard will be migrated​
Downtime window start 8/11/2017 1:30 AM
Downtime window end 8/11/2017 3:00 AM
Affected services: EMS, OwlCard
Affected systems: sqlnode01, sqlnode02, sql05vs, boc22mssqlfau
Expected End-user impact: EMS and OwlCard will be unavailable during the window​

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Network Maintenance
Description of change: OIT will be performing maintenance on network equipment within the Boca Datacenter and on the Jupiter campus. There may be limited interruptions to services in both locations briefly during the mainteannce window.
Downtime window start 8/11/2017 3:00 AM
Downtime window end 8/11/2017 4:30 AM
Affected services: Boca: SSO, DHCP, DNS, Network Monitoring Jupiter: DHCP, DNS, PaperCut
Affected systems: Boca: boc96cas, boc96dns, dhcpboc1, dnsboc1, ldapboc1, ldapboc1-el6, overwatch, shibboleth2p Jupiter: dhcpjup1, dhcpjup2, dnsjup1, dnsjup2, jup17pcprt01, ldapjup1, ldapjup2
Expected End-user impact: Affected services in Boca may become degraded. Affected services in Jupiter will be offline during the maintenance window.

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Mail system maintenance
Description of change: ​OIT will be performing maintenance on the mail system to improve resiliency in the event of a disaster recovery event.
Downtime window start 8/11/2017 4:00 AM
Downtime window end 8/11/2017 6:00 AM
Affected services: All inboud email to fau.edu recipients, any service that relays email through smtp.fau.edu.​
Affected systems: IronPort cluster (bertx, berty, boc22esa02), SMTP/bertjr
Expected End-user impact: We ideally would like to expect zero end user impact, there is a possibility anyone who relays their mail through smtp.fau.edu might experience issues.

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

[Completed] Network Maintenance – Jupiter Campus 8/4 5:30am – 6:30am

The network maintenance on the Jupiter campus has been completed.

Thank you

Posted in Network and Telecom

Complete: Single Sign On Maintenance

The Single Sign On System maintenance has been completed. Please report any difficulties logging into the Helpdesk.

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

Research Computing Health Environment Maintenance

Office of Information Technology Research Computing will be performing systems maintenance on Thursday 08/03/2017 and Friday 08/04/2017 from 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM. The following systems will be specifically impacted:

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Server maintenance – Jupiter BHRIC Storage Upgrade
Description of change: We will be upgrading the Compellent storage
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: BHRIC Profiles, VMs, shares
Affected systems: Jupiter Compellent
Expected End-user impact: No expected user impact. Each site has two controllers. As one upgrades the other takes over.

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Server maintenance – Boca BHRIC Storage Upgrade
Description of change: We will be upgrading the Compellent storage
Downtime window start: 12:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services: BHRIC Profiles, VMs, shares
Affected systems: Boca Compellent
Expected End-user impact: No expected user impact. Each site has two controllers. As one upgrades the other takes over.

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Posted in Network and Telecom, Systems

Planned Turnitin Maintenance: Saturday 8/5/17 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Planned Turnitin Maintenance: Saturday August 5, 2017
10 am – 4 pm EDT / 7am – 1pm PST / 3pm – 9pm BST / 12am – 6am (Sunday 6) AEST (click here for your local time zone).

Turnitin will be undergoing essential maintenance and will be unavailable.

All Turnitin customers on the following services will be affected including:
Turnitin (including mobile)
TurnitinUK
Integrations
iThenticate
WriteCheck

The following services will not be affected:
Revision Assistant

Where applicable, please be aware no submissions or grading will be possible through any of the services listed above during this time. We therefore advise that submission deadlines be set outside of this maintenance window.

Please follow @TurnitinStatus for the latest updates.

Posted in Educational Technologies, Instructional Technologies

[Completed] Wi-Fi upgrades on Wednesday August 02

The Wi-Fi upgrades scheduled for Wednesday, August 02 have been completed.

Thank you

Posted in Network and Telecom

Network Maintenance – Jupiter Campus 8/4 5:30am – 6:30am

OIT will be performing network maintenance in Jupiter on Friday, August 4 from 05:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. Due to the nature of the maintenance, users may experience an intermittent network outage lasting approximately 5 minutes during this window. The Internet connection will be rerouted to the backup connection to minimize any downtime.

Thank you

Posted in Network and Telecom, Systems

OIT Systems Maintenance, Thurs. Aug 3 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, 08/03/2017 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 – Mail Routing changes
We will be changing the way email is routed from our on-premises servers.​
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: On-Premises ​Exchange
Affected systems: ExchangeCA01.ad.fau.edu, ​ExchangeCA03.ad.fau.edu, ​ExchangeCA04.ad.fau.edu,
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, minimal impact on users is expected. Sending an email through our on-premises exchange transport servers may fail when the service is restarted. Office 365 will not be affected.

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Application maintenance – Single Sign On Page Adjustments
The Office of Information technology will be making small adjustments to the login system to improve usability and reliability
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: Shibboleth, CAS, SSO
Affected systems: shibboleth1p, shibboleth2p​
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, users may be redirected to wordpress.fau.edu during this period. Single sign on will fail over between each server when they restart.

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Server maintenance (Davie campus) –   Update Switch Firmware
OIT will be updating the firmware on a switch.
Downtime window start: 4:00 AM
Downtime window end: 5:00 AM
Affected services:  The following services for the Davie campus:
Active Directory, Papercut, SCCM, DHCP, DNS, LDAP​,
Affected systems: dav90hv01, dav90hv02, da​v90pcprt01, dav90sccmdp01, davdcfau01, davdcirm01, dhcpdav1​, dnsdav1, ldapdav1​
Expected End-user impact: During this time, the affected systems will not be available during the change window.

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Server maintenance – Identity Management Systems (idm.fau.edu)
OIT is moving the idm.fau.edu server to a more suitable network for its usage.​
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end: 6:00 AM
Affected services: The IDM webpage
Affected systems: idm.fau.edu​
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, users may not be able to login to the idm site for a few minutes while the IP is changed​

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Server maintenance
We are moving several servers to a more suitable network for their usage.
Downtime window start: 5:00 AM
Downtime window end:  6:00 AM
OIT Units involved in the change  Systems, fauapps
Affected services:  owlapp and gradrates.​
Affected systems: owlapp.fau.edu, gradrates.fau.edu​,
Expected End-user impact:  During this time, owlapp and gradrates may be unavailable for a minute while DNS is pushed to point to the new IPs.  As such some users may experience connection issues while trying to access these servers.​

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Posted in Banner and Admin Systems, Email, Systems

Wi-Fi upgrades on Wednesday August 02

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, between 5:30 am and 6:30 am, OIT will perform routine maintenance on the FAU wireless networks. This upgrade will cause an interruption to the fau, fauwpa2, and fauguest wireless networks. If you experience difficulties after the times outlined above, please contact the FAU help desk at https://helpdesk.fau.edu or 561-297-3999 for immediate assistance.

Thank you

Posted in Network and Telecom

[Completed] Network Maintenance July 28 12:01AM

On Friday, July 28, 2017, between 12:01 am and 12:30 am, OIT will be performing Network maintenance affecting portions of the Boca Datacenter. There may be some end-user impact as some services become temporarily unavailable.

Posted in Uncategorized