News archive - January 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

RESOLVED: WCMS sites unavailable in some browsers - Jan 29

RESOLVED: The issue was resolved and WCMS sites are available again. Thank you for your patience.

What is happening? Sites are currently unavailable in some versions of Safari and other browsers.

IST is investigating the issue.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and license servers maintenance - Jan 30

What is happening? Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and license servers will be restarted to apply updates. Servers include: licsrv1, licsrv2, vdisrv1 - 6

When is this happening? Saturday, January 30 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Virtualization of Essex (OnBase remote desktop server) - Jan 27

What is happening? The Essex server is being moved to a virtual instance. Essex is the remote desktop server for the OnBase production environment.

When is this happening? Wednesday, January 27 between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m.  

What is the impact? OnBase will continue to be available during the maintenance window. Only those users in the GSO and RO who explicitly use the remote desktop connection to Essex for the thick client will be impacted during this period.   

Thursday, January 21, 2016

SharePoint maintenance - Jan 25

What is happening? As part of the regular maintenance of IST services, Microsoft patches will be applied to SharePoint servers. These updates will impact both mySharePoint.uwaterloo.ca and SharePoint.uwaterloo.ca services.

When is this happening? Monday, January 25. The process will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will take several hours for the updates to run.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Exchange server maintenance – Jan 25 to Feb 8

What is being done? Exchange servers are being removed from service for maintenance/updates. Individual servers will be taken out of service between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m.

Why is it being done? To keep the software current with vendor-provided updates.

When is it being done? Monday, January 25 to  Monday, February 8 between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. each night.

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