Centre Network and Security News

Category: Maintenance

System Maintenance Over Break!

During the break between Centre and Spring terms ITS will be performing maintenance on our servers and systems. The maintenance is mainly confined to standard OS and security related patches. The update process will cause outages, but they should be brief for each system or service. The maintenance will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 7PM to 10PM each evening. Below I have provided a list of services, what day the maintenance will be conducted and an estimate of the expected outage.


Wednesday 1/28/2015  (Completed!)

Email (Estimated Outage 15-25 minutes)

  • Exchange-cas (webmail)
  • Exchange-mb1 (Faculty email store)
  • Exchange-mb2 (Staff email store)
  • Barracuda (SPAM firewall)
  • ADFS (4 servers, providing Office 365 authentication)

File Servers (Estimated outage 10 to 15 minutes)

  • Staff (Server space for staff)
  • Faculty (Server space for faculty)
  • Students (Server space for Students)
  • NortonCenter (Server space for Norton Center)
  • Athletics (Server space for Athletics)
  • CentrePhoto (Communications photo server)
  • Digital Archives (Library file server)
  • Files (Web/SFTP access to file servers)
  • Cana (Religion research server)

Web servers (Estimated outage 5 to 10 minutes)

  • Main Website (2 servers)
  • Norton Center Website (1 server)
  • Web (general purpose web site for faculty/staff and organizations/departments)
  • Callisto (WordPress and Wiki sites)

Database/Web services (Estimated outage 5 to 10 minutes)

  • Development (Development management system)
  • Norton-Ticket (Norton Center ticketing server)
  • Alfresco (Document management server)
  • EventCentre (Campus calendar server)
  • R (Math application server)
  • Webforms (Form server)

Virtual Infrastructure

  • vCentre (VMware management server)
  • View (VDI management server)


Thursday 1/29/2015

Voice Service (Outages will be spread from 6PM to 8PM)

  • AT&T will be doing a test on our new SIP trunks that carry calls in and out of campus.

Food/Vending/Door Security (5 to 10 minutes

  • Odyssey-PCS (One card system)
  • Micros (Point of Sale system for Sodexo)
  • OnGuard (Door security server)
  • HVAC (HVAC control server)

Video on Demand (5 to 10 minutes)

  • Encore (2 servers, providing video on demand services)

General System (5 to 10 minutes)

  • Domain Controllers (3 servers providing authentications services)
  • Dirsync (Office 365)
  • CAS (Single Sign On server)
  • DNS servers (2 servers providing external DNS services)
  • Turing (CS program server)
  • Avogadro (Chemistry program server)
  • Passwordreset
  • COIL (Slide Library)
  • Lists (Sympa list server)
  • Nagio (Network management)
  • Cacti (Network management)
  • Neptune (Network management)
  • Backup system (3 servers)
  • Cherenkov (Physics research server)

Learning Management Systems (5 to 10 minutes)

  • Courses (Moodle)
  • VPjail (CS Moodle add in)
  • MoodleVid


Friday 1/30/2015

  • JICS (2 servers, providing CentreNet)
  • Cognos (2 servers, providing data analysis)