2017 Annual Summer IT Maintenance

Each year the Department of Information Technology schedules major IT systems upgrades and maintenance in early January and August to minimize the academic disruption of the University.  This year’s Summer Maintenance is scheduled to begin at midnight on Wednesday, August 9th and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15th.

Below provides the tentative upgrade schedule.

Wednesday, August 9 – Tuesday, August 15 Vmware Tool and Firmware Upgrade and test on all Vmware based applications
Wednesday, August 9 Banner Xtender Update – expect outages
Thursday, August 10 Blackboard Transact (Pirate’s Gold) Maintenance – expect outages
Friday, August 11 NetApp Disk Firmware Updates and Testing on all Vmware based applications
Sunday, August 13 Blackboard Learn Update –  outages expected between midnight and 12 noon
Monday, August 14 NIOS Upgrade on campus Infoblox DNS Appliances
Management and Backup Port Configuration on Infoblox DNS Appliances
Linux Upgrade CAS authentication for LUM5/Banner Applications – expect outages

As the maintenance date approaches, we will notify the University community of any changes to this schedule. If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 973-275-2222 or servicedesk@shu.edu