Each year University IT Services schedules major systems upgrades and maintenance in early August. Most systems downtime is scheduled between the end of the summer session at the main campus and the start of orientation at the Law School. University IT Services is planning this summer’s maintenance for the following times.
Friday, August 2, 6:00 PM – Saturday, August 3, 7:00 AM
The campus firewall and other network components will be upgraded beginning Friday, August 2, at 6:00 PM. This work is scheduled to be completed by 7:00 AM the morning of Saturday, August 3. During this time there will be two brief (less than one hour) periods when the campus Internet connection is off line. During these periods there will be no access to IT services from off campus. There may be other interruptions to campus network services during this time. Please plan your work accordingly.
Saturday, August 10, 12:00 Midnight – Sunday, August 18, 7:00 AM
This week is designated for IT maintenance. During this time most systems will be up most of the time. Moreover, IT Services will attempt to alert the University community when systems will be down. Please be aware, however, that IT services may be interrupted during this period with little or no advance warning.
At this time University IT Services is scheduling maintenance and upgrades to the Banner servers that will require Banner to be offline. The current schedule is for Banner to be off line Saturday, August 10, from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. These times may be adjusted depending on the availability of resources as well as other activities taking place on campus.
Please call the Technology Service Desk if you have any work or events planned during these maintenance windows that will require IT Services to adjust the maintenance schedule. IT Services will make every effort to accommodate scheduled activities while ensuring that our IT systems are up to date and as secure and reliable as possible.
Dr. Stephen G. Landry, CIO