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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: Feb 20, 2019 4:30 PM
Services:University administered computers (Win7, Win8.1 and Windows 10 admin machines) and Win7 lab/classroom computers .
User Impact:Admin computers will install and reboot during the next maintenance window (beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (~11PM) if computer is on) After the initial update installation, clients will restart to complete the update process. The window for restart to occur is 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM each day. Note: Any updates released in previous months may cause an additional restart to occur if they have not already been installed - this would happen OUTSIDE the described maintenance window.
Microsoft updates released on February 12, 2019 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.

DePaul Network Maintenance

Date: Feb 21, 2019 10:00 AM
Services:This will affect router configurations in our Starlight 710 Connection center.
User Impact:We do not anticipate any impact to users or connectivity.
DePaul network engineers will be updating some network settings on some border routers on Thursday, February 21, at ~10 AM.

Windows Production Server Maintenance

Date: Feb 21, 2019 10:00 AM
Services:This will affect all Windows 2016 Production environment servers in the CST Loop data center.
User Impact:There should be no impact from this as there is no reboot required when installing the SUU updates.
Information Services will be applying Microsoft Windows Servicing stack update (SUU) to all 2016 Production Windows servers in CST on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at ~10am.

Windows Production Server Maintenance

Date: Feb 22, 2019 10:00 AM
Services:This will affect all Windows 2016 Production environment servers in the DFT Elk Grove data center.
User Impact:There should be no impact from this as there is no reboot required when installing the SUU updates.
Information Services will be applying Microsoft Windows Servicing stack update (SUU) to all 2016 Production Windows servers in DFT on Friday, February 22, 2019, at ~10am.

Windows Production Server Patching

Date: Feb 24, 2019 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.
Information Services will be applying Microsoft Windows updates to all Production Windows servers on Sunday, February 24, 2019, between 1am - 4am. All servers impacted will be rebooted after updates are applied successfully.

Storage System Maintenance

Date: Feb 26, 2019 6:00 PM
Services:This maintenance work is being done on our secondary Loop data center storage array.
User Impact:We do not anticipate that there will be any disruption, as the server should queue up requests while code is applied.
Information Services will be conducting update and patching maintenance on some of our storage arrays on Tuesday, February 26, beginning at 6PM. It is expected that this work will be completed by approximately 10PM.

DePaul Network Maintenance

Date: Feb 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Services:This will only affect routers at our 350 Cermak location.
User Impact:We have multiple redundant routers at disparate locations, so we do not anticipate any noticeable impact to users or connectivity.
DePaul network engineers will be replacing the border router at one location on Thursday, February 28, at ~Noon.

Storage System Maintenance

Date: Feb 28, 2019 6:00 PM
Services:This maintenance work is being done on our primary Elk Grove data center storage array.
User Impact:We do not anticipate that there will be any disruption, as the server should queue up requests while code is applied.
Information Services will be conducting update and patching maintenance on some of our storage arrays on Thursday, Febrruary 28, beginning at 6PM. It is expected that this work will be completed by approximately 10PM.

 

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