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Current Alerts

Title Time Impact Affected Services Description Planning
Some Power BI Apps are stuck at a 'Building your app ...' screen

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From: 15-Oct-2021 - 09:00AM
To:      27-Oct-2021 - 09:00AM
12 days
Degraded
  • Power BI
When attempting to load Apps that use the classic template in Power BI, some users are getting a 'Building your app ...' error. The fix for this is for the Workspace Owner(s) to upgrade the App from classic to the newer 'V2' experience. There should be no issues when doing this though the App may be unavailable for a minute or two while it updates. Advisory from Microsoft currently published here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/support/ Unplanned
unplanned

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Forthcoming Service Alerts for the next 2 weeks

Forthcoming Service Alerts for the next 2 weeks

Title Time Impact Affected Services Description Planning
ACF - DRT Network Migration Stage 5 (VLANs)

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27-Oct-2021
09:00AM - 05:00PM
8 hours
At risk
  • ACF EdLAN network
There will be one short (5 and 30 seconds) network outage per VLAN as each one is migrated, this will affect systems and services connected to that VLAN. At Risk Time between 09:00 AM and 05:00 PM on Wednesday, 27 Oct 21. Planned
planned

JIRA Upgrade

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27-Oct-2021
05:00PM - 08:00PM
3 hours
Outage
  • JIRA
JIRA will be unavailable while work is completed, please see below for outage and at risk times. Planned
planned

From: 27-Oct-2021 - 08:00PM
To:      28-Oct-2021 - 12:00PM
16 hours
At risk
License Server Outage - IS-LIC1, IS-LIC2 and IS-LIC3

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27-Oct-2021
09:00PM - 11:00PM
2 hours
Outage
  • Application Licensing
A further attempt will be made to upgrade the SPSS license manager. All running license services will be stopped over the three license servers to determine if one of them is causing a conflict. Should the SPSS license manager successfully upgrade each license service will be started up individually to determine the one causing the conflict. The SPSS license manager will then be reverted back to the working version and results will be reported back to IBM. Planned
planned

St Leonards Router (switch) Migration

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From: 28-Oct-2021 - 08:00AM
To:      29-Oct-2021 - 05:00AM
21 hours
Degraded
  • St Leonards Network
There will be a degraded service of the St Leonards switch (pollock-esw-01 + 02) between 08:00 AM — 05:00 PM Thursday 28th Oct 2021. Unplanned
unplanned

EdWeb deployment

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28-Oct-2021
10:00AM - 01:00PM
3 hours
Outage
  • EdWeb
Regular deployment of Drupal module updates. Well understood deployment and rollback procedure. This will cause an outage time on October 28th, Thursday at 10:00 until 13:00 with a further at risk period until 17:00. EdWeb editors will not have access to the CMS during the outage. Planned
planned

28-Oct-2021
01:00PM - 05:00PM
4 hours
At risk
Pure Cloud Portal Application - Supplier Maintenance

More info
30-Oct-2021
08:00AM - 05:00PM
9 hours
At risk
  • Pure Cloud Portal
Pure Cloud Portal Application - the suppliers Elsevier are applying maintenance to the servers but no impact on the service is expected Agreed - Short Notice
shortNotice

BeyondTrust (Bomgar) Service update

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01-Nov-2021
08:30AM - 10:00AM
1 hour 30 minutes
Outage
  • The BeyondTrust (Bomgar) Service - Remote Support
The BeyondTrust Remote Support (Bomgar Service) and underlying software will be upgraded to bring in line with the current build. Current version: Base Software: 6.0.1 Remote Support: 21.1.3 Latest version: Base Software: 6.1.1 Remote Support: 21.3.2. Bomgar Remote Support operators won't be able to use remote support during the outage. Planned
planned

Upgrade Firefox on Windows and Mac managed desktops to version 91 ESR

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From: 02-Nov-2021 - 08:00AM
To:      09-Nov-2021 - 09:00AM
7 days 1 hour
At risk
  • All web based services
Firefox on the Windows and Mac Managed Desktop for staff will automatically be upgraded from version ESR 78 to version 91 ESR. Users will be instructed to install and restart their Firefox session upon opening Firefox. Priority services have been tested against Firefox version 91 ESR or it has been checked with application suppliers that these priority services are compliant with Firefox version 91 ESR. Planned
planned

WorkTribe Maintenance

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02-Nov-2021
05:30PM - 06:30PM
1 hour
At risk
  • Worktribe
WorkTribe will be at risk from 05:30 PM — 06:30 PM, Tuesday 2nd November 2021. There will then be an outage from 05:30 PM — 06:30 PM, Thursday 4th November 2021. Planned
planned

04-Nov-2021
05:30PM - 06:30PM
1 hour
Outage
University Collections Facility (Gyle Annex) Network Replacement

More info
03-Nov-2021
08:30AM - 12:30PM
4 hours
Outage
  • University Collections Facility (Gyle Annex) network
The wired and wireless network will be replaced as part of the Network Replacement Project. This will impact the network conection for all devices at the UCF - telephones, door entry systems, CCTV, desktops and laptops etc. The wired network is estimated to be back by 10:30 at which point the wireless network will be replaced. Planned
planned

Easter Bush Distribution Router Migration

More info
04-Nov-2021
07:45AM - 05:00PM
9 hours 15 minutes
Degraded
  • Easter Bush Network
The work will bring the new Easter Bush distribution router (DRT) infrastructure into operation. All the current subnets (VLANS) and configurations will be migrated from the existing router(s) (BE3) to the new routers (EAB-DRT-01/02). There will be shorts outages, normally 5 and 30 seconds on devices connected to a VLAN as it is migrated. This includes all wired devices, wireless devices , CCTV, door control, telephony (VoIP) and building management system. Planned
planned

Service Alerts for the past 2 weeks

Service Alerts for the past 2 weeks

Title Time Impact Affected Services Description Planning
Oracle HR (Legacy) unavailable.

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22-Oct-2021
12:00PM - 12:15PM
15 minutes
Outage
  • HR/Payroll (Legacy)
I211022-0754 - Forgotten password emails not being sent . Application restart required Cancelled
cancelled

Accommodation, Catering and Events [ACE] Critical Patching

More info
21-Oct-2021
06:00AM - 06:30AM
30 minutes
At risk
  • Kinetix (KX)
Due to server work, Accommodation, Catering and Events [ACE] applications will face an 'At Risk' period for critical patching from 6:00AM to 6:30AM on both Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd October Planned
planned

22-Oct-2021
06:00AM - 06:30AM
30 minutes
At risk
WorkTribe Maintenance

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19-Oct-2021
05:30PM - 06:30PM
1 hour
At risk
  • Worktribe
WorkTribe will be at risk from 05:30 PM — 06:30 PM, Tuesday 19th October 2021. There will then be an outage from 05:30 PM — 06:30 PM, Thursday 21st October 2021. Planned
planned

21-Oct-2021
05:30PM - 06:30PM
1 hour
Outage
Insurance Application unavailable

More info
21-Oct-2021
03:00PM - 03:05PM
5 minutes
Outage
  • Insurance
Insurance application to be deployed using Bamboo to apply changes as per call I210816-0272. Agreed - Short Notice
Complete
completed-shortNotice

Old College Distribution Router Migration

More info
21-Oct-2021
08:00AM - 05:00PM
9 hours
Degraded
  • Old College Router
There will be a degraded service of the Old College Router between 08:00 AM — 05:00 PM Thursday 21st Oct 2021. Planned
Complete
completed-planned

Outage of the NEWSLIVE Database

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20-Oct-2021
11:00AM - 11:30AM
30 minutes
Outage
  • Supporting Systems: ADMISMI, STUDMI, HRMI, ORGMI, STUDMI, FUNDMI, Disability Data, EVASYS Data, SMACEMART, EFINARCH, TELSMI, UNIDESKMI, LYNDAMI
There will be an outage of the NEWSLIVE Database. For a full list of services that users will be unable to use during this outage please see the affected services section. Planned
Complete
completed-planned

20-Oct-2021
11:30AM - 12:00PM
30 minutes
At risk
Power BI Gateway Update

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20-Oct-2021
10:30AM - 11:00AM
30 minutes
Degraded
  • Power BI
The Power BI Gateway is being updated Wednesday 20th Oct at 10:30am. Any refreshes that go through the Gateway may fail and can either be re-run after the update or completed at the next scheduled refresh. Unplanned
Complete
completed-unplanned

Blogs.ed outage

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19-Oct-2021
03:00AM - 08:40AM
5 hours 40 minutes
Outage
  • blogs.ed
Blogs.ed has been down since a planned outage to complete some technical work. We are currently investigating. Unplanned
Complete
completed-unplanned

Blogs.ed.ac.uk Planned Outage

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19-Oct-2021
01:00AM - 03:00AM
2 hours
Outage
  • blogs.ed.ac.uk
The blogs.ed.ac.uk service will be temporarily unavailable Unplanned
Complete
completed-unplanned

ALMA and DiscoverEd at Risk

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From: 16-Oct-2021 - 10:00PM
To:      17-Oct-2021 - 01:00AM
3 hours
At risk
  • DiscoverEd
  • Electronic Journals
  • Resource Lists
The ALMA Library system, which includes DiscoverEd, Resource Lists; Electronic Journals, and Library self services (including DiscoverEd patron account), will be considered "at risk" between 22:00PM on Saturday 16th October and 01:00AM on Sunday 17th October while a scheduled maintenance activity takes place. Planned
planned

VM backup service

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From: 12-Oct-2021 - 07:30PM
To:      15-Oct-2021 - 09:00AM
2 days 13 hours 30 minutes
Outage
  • Virtual hosting backups
UPDATE - we have resolved the issue with the backup storage platform and have re-enabled all backup jobs to run as normal. We still need to bring the new capacity online and are working to schedule this, but we think we should have capacity in the service to tide us over until that is complete. We will leave the alert open and the service "at risk" over the weekend and continue to monitor the situation. Original issue: We have an issue with a backend storage platform that caused partial failures of some VM backups last night. We are working to resolve this issue and attempting to accelerate bringing online replacement storage but we will not complete this before the end of the working day. We will therefore need to suspend the VM backup service tonight and therefore no VMs will get any backups. We will update you with further developments as we have them. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. Unplanned
unplanned

From: 15-Oct-2021 - 09:00AM
To:      18-Oct-2021 - 05:00PM
3 days 8 hours
At risk
Some Power BI Apps are stuck at a 'Building your app ...' screen

More info
From: 15-Oct-2021 - 09:00AM
To:      27-Oct-2021 - 09:00AM
12 days
Degraded
  • Power BI
When attempting to load Apps that use the classic template in Power BI, some users are getting a 'Building your app ...' error. The fix for this is for the Workspace Owner(s) to upgrade the App from classic to the newer 'V2' experience. There should be no issues when doing this though the App may be unavailable for a minute or two while it updates. Advisory from Microsoft currently published here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/support/ Unplanned
unplanned

HR/Payroll (Legacy) Unavailable

More info
15-Oct-2021
07:00AM - 10:00AM
3 hours
Outage
  • HR/Payroll (Legacy)
Issue with connecting to database is currently being investigated by ISAPPS Unplanned
Complete
completed-unplanned

OneTrust will undergo scheduled maintenance

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From: 14-Oct-2021 - 08:00PM
To:      15-Oct-2021 - 12:00AM
4 hours
Outage
  • OneTrust
During the maintenance period, you will not be able to access the OneTrust application console. This will not impact the availability of deployed tools such as banners, consent collection points and the data subject portal. We apologize for any disruption to your business Unplanned
unplanned

IDM and VRS unavailable Mon 11th Oct - Wed 13th Oct

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11-Oct-2021
12:00PM - 12:01PM
1 minutes
Outage
  • ID Management
On Monday 11th October IDM and VRS will go through a major upgrade process. The services will be unavailable from 12:00 on Monday 11th, all day Tuesday 12th and returning to service late afternoon on Wednesday 13th. The services will then be at risk all day Thursday 15th. Any users of these services should assume they have no access from 12:00 on Monday 11th October until late afternoon on Wednesday 13th. The technical teams will endeavour to return the service earlier or as soon as safely possible on Wednesday 13th. This means three things: 1) Data going into IDM will be stopped. For example, student or staff information from Student Records, EUCLID or Staff (Oracle/People & Money) services. 2) Data going out of IDM will be stopped. For example, modifications to student or staff records destined for EASE, email or MyEd. 3) Any Visitor additions/modifications will not be available. For example, adding new Vistitors, extending Visits or adding services to Visits. Communications have been sent to end users and stakeholders including: 1) Service owners of those who sent data into IDM. Namely Student Systems (for major systems like EUCLID) and Human Resources (for major systems like People & Money). 2) Service owners who have systems that rely on data coming out of IDM. For example, EASE, email and MyEd. 3) All Identity Management System users. Namely the people who have administrative permissons on IDM, Computing Officers, and anyone who has the ability to use the IDM interface to lookup identities. 4) All Visitor Registration System users. Namely the people who can Approve/Sponsor Visits or make adjustments to these. Cancelled
cancelled

14-Oct-2021
09:00AM - 09:01AM
1 minutes
At risk
New ECA distribution router

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14-Oct-2021
08:00AM - 05:00PM
9 hours
At risk
  • Core Network
There will be a short network outage (normally 5 - 30 seconds) per VLAN, during the at risk period. This will impact all wired and wireless devices including PCs, printers/MFDs, CCTV, door control, telephony (VoIP) and building management systems. At Risk Time between 08:00 AM and 05:00 PM on Thursday, 14-Oct-21. Planned
Complete
completed-planned

Collaborate Update

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14-Oct-2021
12:00AM - 04:00AM
4 hours
Degraded
  • Collaborate Ultra
Blackboard will be performing an update to Collaborate Ultra in Europe during the dates and times listed below: Start Time - Thursday, October 14th, 2021, 00:00 Midnight GMT End Time - Thursday, October 14th, 2021, 04:00 AM GMT Collaborate Ultra users will experience intermittent availability during this maintenance window. Unplanned
Complete
completed-unplanned

14-Oct-2021
04:00AM - 05:00AM
1 hour
At risk
Planned Maintenance of University Website Search Function

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From: 13-Oct-2021 - 10:00PM
To:      14-Oct-2021 - 06:00AM
8 hours
At risk
  • University Website Search Function
A period of routine maintenance is scheduled to be undertaken on the Squiz network infrastructure, which provides the University website search function, Funnelback. At Risk time between 10:00 PM, 13-Oct-21 — 06:00 AM, 14-Oct-21. During the maintenance window, Squiz hosted services may be unavailable for up to 5 minutes while updates are applied, which may result in a degradation of the search function. Whilst rare, in some circumstances patching can result in outages greater than 5 minutes in duration. Squiz staff will be monitoring the process and will escalate issues internally and externally if required. Planned
Complete
completed-planned

Issues connecting to Remote Desktop computers

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13-Oct-2021
10:00AM - 12:20PM
2 hours 20 minutes
Degraded
  • Remote Desktop Service
*** Update *** IS have now updated the certificate on the Remote Desktop Service. This may result in currently connected users to be disconnected and they should reconnect. IS are currently investigating a certificate issue with the remote desktop service. Unplanned
Complete
completed-unplanned

Wiki point release update

More info
13-Oct-2021
08:30AM - 09:00AM
30 minutes
Outage
  • Central Wiki Service
Wiki will be unavailable for approximately 30 mins while the upgrade is carried out. Outage Time between 08:30 AM and 09:00 AM on Wednesday, 13-Oct-21. At Risk Time between 09:00 AM and 02:00 PM on Wednesday, 13-Oct-21. Planned
Complete
completed-planned

13-Oct-2021
09:00AM - 02:00PM
5 hours
At risk
Upgrade of Wireless Access Points - Argyle House

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From: 12-Oct-2021 - 08:00AM
To:      21-Oct-2021 - 09:00AM
9 days 1 hour
Degraded
  • Wireless Network
All the Cisco access points will be replaced to new Aruba APs per wing each day. In this order Floor E, K West, K East, H West, H East, F West, F East. Degraded Service Time between 08:00 AM on Tuesday, 12-Oct-21 and 05:00 PM on Thursday, 21-Oct-21. Planned
Complete
completed-planned

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