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System Updates

Alerts

These alerts detail any service impacts, unplanned outages, critical security issues such as widespread virus outbreaks or phishing scams.   If you have any questions about these service impacting issues, or want to know how they might affect you, please contact the Help Desk

Alert Description

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IS Updates

This list will include some details around what is new and changing within Information Services and the services we support.  Here you can find a listing of planned system updates, upcoming maintenance, and major project updates.

Event Description

Windows Desktop Patching

Date: Jul 21, 2017 11:00 AM
Services:University administered computers (Win7, Win8.1 and Windows 10 admin machines) and Win7 lab/classroom computers .replacement text
User Impact:Computers will reboot during the maintenance window Monday, July 24, 2017 (~2AM) after the patches have been applied if they have not already been restarted since the patches were released. replacement text
Microsoft updates released on July 11 2017 have been approved for distribution to all University administered computers (Win7,Win8.1, and Win10 admin machines) and Windows 7 lab/classroom machines. Adobe Flash updates have also been approved for distribution to both admin and lab/classroom machines.

Windows Production Server Patching

Date: Jul 23, 2017 1:00 AM
Services:This will affect all Windows Production environment servers.
User Impact:All servers will be rebooted after updates are applied successfully, so some systems may experience a brief (10-20 minute) period of downtime.
Applying Microsoft Windows updates to all Production servers on 7/23/2017, between 1am - 4am. Windows Production Servers in DFT Datacenter will have VMware tools updated. All servers will be rebooted after updates are applied successfully.replacement text

Lincoln Park Network Equipment Maintenance

Date: Jul 23, 2017 8:00 AM
Services:The timing of work and the buildings that this equipment provides network connectivity service for is listed below. replacement textreplacement text8AM - SAC Equipment Upgradereplacement textSAC (Schmidt Academic Center)replacement text2400 N Sheffield replacement textArt History replacement textMcGowan (North) Biology replacement textMcGowan (South) Chemistry replacement textCourtside replacement text1150 Fullerton replacement textLevan replacement textRichardson Library replacement textO'Connell replacement textRosati House replacement textSanctuary Hall replacement text2244 Seminary replacement textSheffield Square Apartments replacement textUniversity Hall replacement text
User Impact:The expected impact for this upgrade is expected to be just a few minutes, with only an expected loss of network traffic for a few seconds, but it is possible a broader outage may occur intermittently over the course of the maintenance window. replacement textreplacement textAdditionally, this work will impact the entire DePaul wireless network for a few short periods while the wireless controllers re-establish their connectivity.
Information Services will be doing an upgrade on network equipment on the Lincoln Park campus on Sunday, July 23, beginning at approximately 8AM, with work expected to be completed by 10AM.

Loop Network Maintenance

Date: Jul 23, 2017 8:00 AM
Services:This will affect all network connectrivity, including phones and wireless, in the Lewis and O'Malley buildings on the DePaul Loop campus.
User Impact:The expected impact for this upgrade is expected to be just a few minutes, with only an expected loss of some network traffic, but it is possible a broader outage may occur intermittently over the course of the maintenance window.
Information Services will be doing an upgrade on the University backbone router/switch at the Loop campus Lewis building on Sunday, July 23, beginning at approximately 8AM, with work expected to be completed by noon. This equipment provides all network connectivity service for all of Lewis and O'Malley Place buildings. DePaul has redundant hardware components that allow for the upgrade to occur with minimal user impact.

 

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