Please be advised that there are two areas of ITS, Information Systems and Internet Services, that will be moving office locations next week beginning Tuesday, November 2. The moves should be completed and all staff should be functioning in full capacity by Friday, November 5.
BearWeb and other services related to the Banner system will be down beginning at 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, through the weekend. A new version of the SCT Banner applications - Banner 6 - will be implemented during this time. These services are expected to be available again before 8:00 a.m. on Monday.
Maintenance will be performed on the Blackboard servers this Friday, October 15 at 10:00 PM to upgrade the Blackboard software to version 6.2.3. The scheduled maintenance should take approximately two hours to complete. Access to all Blackboard and SmartThinking services will not be available during this outage. All services should be restored by 12:00 AM Saturday morning.
Urgent maintenance will be performed on a central Oracle database server on Friday, October 15 at 9:00 PM. The required maintenance should take approximately two hours to complete. Access to many services on the web will not be available during this time. Those services include the Directory, White Pages, BearAdvice, BearBucks Charges Statements, Chapel Attendance, and MyBaylorID. Other systems affected include HEAT, PawPrints, and RMS. Access to all these services should be restored by 11:00 PM.
Maintenance will be performed on the wireless firewall/gateway beginning Friday, October 15 at 8:00 AM. This is the gateway that connects the wireless network to the campus network and the internet. This maintenance should take approximately 30 minutes. All wireless access should be restored by 8:30 AM.
Our long distance carrier, Vartec, is currently experiencing technical difficulties. The issue seems to be capacity related. If you have trouble reaching a long distance number, keep trying and you should be able to eventually get through. Updates will be posted as they become available.
A new version of the SCT Banner applications - Banner 6 - will be implemented during the Fall Break weekend, October 15-17. The Banner and BearWeb systems will be down after 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, through the weekend. See below for a list of other services that will be unavailable during the upgrade.
Maintenance must be performed on the Peoplesoft server. It will take approximately one hour and will begin at 6:30 AM Friday morning, October 1, 2004. All services that access the Peoplesoft databases will be unavailable during this outage. All services should be restored by 7:30 AM Friday morning.