What is happening? The OnBase document depository and database server are being migrated to Windows Server 2016 virtual machines.
Why is this happening? Microsoft’s extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (currently used by the OnBase document depository and database server) is ending. Virtual machines must be upgraded before support ends in order to avoid security risks.
When is this happening? Wednesday, October 16 for the entire business day. Additional communications will be sent when the upgrade is complete.
What is the impact to OnBase users? OnBase will be unavailable during the upgrade window. Graduate applicant documents viewed through Quest will also be unavailable.
What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.
When is this happening? Thursday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m.
What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:
Tweets to @UWaterloo and @WatSAFEapp
WatSAFE mobile app
The ‘UW Emerge’ on-screen pop-up for desktops and laptops
The ‘WatSAFE Desktop Notification’ on-screen pop-up for desktops and laptops (Windows)
Portal alerts and push notifications
Messaging: The message displayed will read “TEST of the UW Emergency Notification System. During an actual emergency or threat you would receive instructions. No action is required.” More information regarding the emergency would be available at alert.uwaterloo.ca.
Approximately 30 minutes after the test activation message is sent, a deactivation message will display, “The test of the UW Emergency Notification System is complete.”
In the event of a real emergency during this test, please contact Police Services at 519-888-4911, or ext. 22222.
Be sure to install the WatSAFE app on your device to receive this test message, and more importantly, to stay informed of campus emergency situations. Visit the WatSAFE website for more details.