Status Updates

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

Current Outages

Currently there are no outages.

Upcoming Outages

 PeopleSoft Production and Reporting, HR, Fin, and CS server outage warning (11/18/2018 1:00:00 AM - 11/18/2018 5:00:00 AM)

PeopleSoft Production and Reporting, HR, Fin, and CS servers may be affected during the indicated time period

 KC-IS-RMBS Researcher-Managed Backup Server System Updates and Reboot (11/20/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11/21/2018 10:00:00 AM)

The research backup server will be temporarily unavailable the morning of Wednesday November 21st so that system security and bugfix patches can be installed and rebooted for kernel and microcode change implementation. We will also be switching the primary network interface to a new 10GBit card during this outage window, to improve concurrent usage throughput.

 PeopleSoft Finance Production may be impacted (11/30/2018 6:00:00 PM - 12/2/2018 6:00:00 PM)

PeopleSoft Finance Production may be impacted during the time indicated due to a PeopleSoft upgrade.

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Past Outages (Last 72 Hours)

 Campus Print Server Outage (11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM - 11/15/2018 5:00:00 PM)

The system hosting all faculty and staff network print queues is offline.

Current and Upcoming Change Management Notices

 Group policy cleanup and consolidation (9/5/2018 11:33:00 PM)

Starting now, and running through at least December, we will be deleting unused Group Policies, and merging and cleaning up existing group policies. This work is in preparation for upcoming Active Directory changes, and will be necessary to streamline the migrations that will be involved.

No significant changes are expected, but due to the nature of group policy editing, there is a small risk of error while editing and combining group policies.

Group policies which are not linked to any AD container will be deleted. There are a significant number of these discarded, and sometimes un-configured group policies, which we will delete to reduce the amount of work involved in the migration process.

 Firefox 60.3 ESR Campus Update (11/2/2018 9:44:00 AM)

Firefox 60.3 ESR will be replacing previous versions of Firefox on all faculty, staff, and lab computers to address multiple security vulnerabilities. The current deployed version is 60.0.

 Dual reboot of kc-is-adm1 to roll back smart card drivers (11/16/2018 5:00:00 PM)

A dual reboot will be done on kc-is-adm1 to roll back the version of the smart card drivers currently on the server. The first reboot will be to remove the current drivers, the second reboot will be done after the original drivers are put in place, to ensure they are active. Please logout of any sessions on kc-is-adm1 when done tonight. Tentatively this will be done at 5pm tonight.

 PaperCut Application Server Upgrades (11/19/2018 9:00:00 AM)

Each print server running PaperCut will be upgraded to PaperCut MF 18.2.

 Switchover for Joey Linux teaching cluster to new OpenHPC environment (11/21/2018 11:28:00 AM)

The new OpenHPC-based Linux teaching cluster that provides a feature-complete upgrade for the existing Joey Rocks-based cluster, is now ready for production deployment. We will be performing a final sync of home directory data to the new environment, and then switching the DNS alias to point to the new head node: kc-isfs-joey2. After switchover is completely propagated, we will shut down and repurpose the old cluster nodes into new compute nodes in the next-gen Joey environment.