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

Current Outages

Currently there are no outages.

Upcoming Outages

 Emergency firewall firmware upgrade (8/24/2019 10:00:00 PM - 8/24/2019 11:55:00 PM)

Due to a release of critical security fixes, the campus firewall will be updated to avoid any risks from running unpatched code. This will take roughly 3 1-minute outages. The outages will affect traffic to the Internet and traffic to the data center.

 Aleks will be down. (9/7/2019 12:00:00 PM - 9/8/2019 12:01:00 PM)

We are overhauling the Aleks site to go from coldfusion to .net MVC, for this we need to take down the DB and rebuild it to fit the needs of the new .Net application. So we will need to take down the ALEKS site and need around 24 hrs to make sure everything goes as planned and do basic testing on the site in production.

 751 Linux Server Operating System Patching (9/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - 9/15/2019 4:00:00 AM)

751 Linux Server Operating System Patching

Past Outages (Last 72 Hours)

 Outage for Applying Patch to KC-IS-REDCAPDBD (8/20/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8/20/2019 4:00:00 PM)

KC-IS-REDCAPDBD server will be unavailable for the maintenance to apply the latest patch.

 UMKC Wireless Core Router Outage (8/20/2019 12:50:00 PM - 8/20/2019 3:30:00 PM)

The UMKC wireless core router has suffered an outage and is rebooting. Campus wireless and UMKCnet connectivity to the residence halls will be offline while the router is booting up and as the campus access points reconnect to their controllers.

Update 2:00pm
The router has rebooted and wired connections have been restored. The campus Access points are rejoining the wireless controllers.

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.

 Windows 10 1809 Upgrade (7/15/2019 1:00:00 AM)

All workstations supported directly by Support Services running Windows 10 builds 1511 through 1803 will be upgraded to Windows 10 build 1809 through SCCM. All user data, settings, and applications will be retained through this upgrade.

This will be a phased rollout beginning July 15th and ending after Fall intersession on Aug 19th. After the start of Fall semester, the upgrade will be made available in the Software Center. Faculty and staff can follow the steps at (https://www.umkc.edu/is/support/services/selfservice/win10.asp) to upgrade their systems if they are missed by this phased rollout. Another push will be scheduled later in the Fall to cleanup any stragglers.

For systems that are not directly supported by Support Services and are not running the Universal Image, the Windows 10 1809 upgrade is available on the Software Push webpage for ad-hoc deployment. For added deployment flexibility, there are options available with and without a 2am-6am maintenance window restriction. As this upgrade has only been tested against the Universal Image and its supported applications, it is unknown how it will perform on systems that were not deployed using the Universal Image and should therefore be tested before use on production systems. If, after testing, larger deployments are desired, please contact Stephen Pottebaum for assistance in coordinating those deployments.

 Emergency firewall firmware upgrade (8/24/2019 10:00:00 PM)

Due to a release of critical security fixes, the campus firewall will be updated to avoid any risks from running unpatched code. This will take roughly 3 1-minute outages. The outages will affect traffic to the Internet and traffic to the data center.