Status Updates

UM System wide outages can be found on the UM IT System Status website.

Current Outages

 Blackboard iPhone/Adroid BbMobile App (8/23/2015 1:34:00 PM - 12/31/2015 11:59:00 PM)

Users are currently unable to authenticate to Blackboard with either the iOS or Android versions of the BbMobile app. We are currently working with Bb Technical Support and hope to have a resolution shortly.

Upcoming Outages

 Blackboard Monthly Maintenance Window (12/20/2015 12:01:00 AM - 12/20/2015 4:00:00 AM)

During December's regularly-scheduled maintenance window, we will be installing patches and updates on the Blackboard servers. Users can expect multiple periods of outage/slow response during this period. Please avoid high-stakes activities such as online testing during this time. Normal service is expected to be restored by 4:00 AM

Past Outages (Last 72 Hours)

There have been no outages over the last 72 hours.

Current and Upcoming Change Management Notices

 Cleanup of old computer objects in AD (10/22/2015 12:00:00 PM)

A cleanup of old computer objects in AD will be performed.

Any non-Mac computer object that has not had a password change in 10 months, which indicates the machine has not talked to Active Directory for at least 9 months, will be removed.

For computers that are lost, stolen, or otherwise locked away longer than 9 months, we can recover the bitlocker contents of these computers when they return to campus with a special recovery key.

 Changing Codecs Outgoing Calls are using (11/24/2015 7:00:00 AM)

We will be making a change on the voice router for outgoing calls. The only change that is being made is the code that outgoing calls are using. There should be no interruption of service.

 Change IPsec security setting for servers (11/28/2015 10:00:00 PM)

Currently campus workstations have a higher more secure IPsec setting than servers, due to a default policy setting created by Direct Access policies. In order to match the higher security level, the setting will be adjusted for all Vista and newer systems, so that the setting applies equally to server systems.

The setting is the key integrity method, which the old default is SHA-1, the new is SHA-256. Domain Controllers and workstations already have this setting from Direct Access, but all other servers do not. This adjustment will bring all systems up to the same IPsec integrity level.

The setting actually includes an ordered preferred list, so the older integrity will be available, but set as less preferred, to ensure compatibility between systems which have not yet downloaded the updated setting.