News archive - October 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Mailman issues – October 28

What is happening? Issues with Mailman occurred this morning following a reboot of the server hosting the software that prevented emails from being delivered to Mailman lists. The issue was resolved around 10:00 a.m. this morning and most emails were subsequently delivered to all Mailman lists. However some emails may have not been delivered.

When did this happen? October 28 from approximately 7:50 to 10:00 a.m.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) migration to larger VLAN – October 29

What is happening? The client network in the current virtual machine-based VDI environment  is running out of IP addresses. All virtual machines will be moved to a larger VLAN.

When is this happening? Saturday, October 29 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

What is the impact? All VMs will be rebooted during the maintenance window in order to get new IP addresses in the new DHCP scope.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and license server restart – October 29

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

When is this happening? Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Microsoft Exchange servers reboot – October 31

What is happening? All Microsoft Exchange servers require a reboot.

When is it happening? Monday, October 31 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Why is it happening? To prepare the domain and servers for the installation of Microsoft Exchange 2016.

What will the impact be? Users will still be able to access their mailboxes during the maintenance window but may be required to re-authenticate. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

SharePoint maintenance – October 27

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

When is this happening? Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28.

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