Data Center Management Updates

10 months 3 weeks ago

Outage Date & Times: Friday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m. through Saturday, August 11th at 6:30 a.m.

The UPS in the Curris Business Building data center will be replaced on August 10th & 11th. This replacement requires a full data center power outage and many major systems on campus will be unavailable. In an effort to minimize the impact on the campus community, the power outage will occur Friday evening August 10th after 6:00 p.m. through early Saturday morning. All systems are expected to be back online by 6:30 a.m. Saturday, August 11th. Internet access to/from campus and access to Google Email will be available during the outage.

The following systems will remain active during the outage: 

  • Centralized Authentication for off campus hosted systems
  • Internet Access to/from campus
  • Wireless Access on campus
  • Campus Web Cluster (www.uni.edu) and subsites
  • Google G Suite (email, docs, etc). ** Users will need to go directly to www.gmail.com or mail.google.com to login. Any link that points to www.uni.edu/email will not be functional during this outage.
  • eLearning (Blackboard)
  • Active Directory Authentication & DNS
  • Voice calls & Voice mail
  • UNI Bookstore servers (to serve the State Fair)
  • Electronic Door Access Systems
  • Public Safety related systems
  • Service Hub

Services that will be UNAVAILABLE

  • My Universe Portal
  • Peoplesoft Campus Solutions
    • Student Center
    • Advisor Center
    • Faculty Center
  • Online Application for Admission
  • Online Course Lookup
  • eBusiness Forms and Self-Service
  • Self-Service Java Applications
  • Online Directory
  • Document Imaging -  All OnBase Clients (Web/Unity) 
  • FAMIS
  • Data Warehouse - OBI Applications - Analytics
  • ProTrav

Planned Timeline

  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Systems and Services in CBB are shut down
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Power cut to CBB Data center
  • 7:15 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. New UPS installation, system checks, and startup
  • 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Power back on, bring systems and services back online 
  • ITTC 36
  • (319) 273-5555
  • Service Hub