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Sunday, June 7, 2009: Planned Services Outage

Topic: Sunday, June 7, 2009: Planned Services Outage
Audience: University of Minnesota Community
Action: No action required; please be aware that services will be sporadically unavailable and plan accordingly.
URLs: Updates will be posted on OutageInfo, and to the System Status page for specific systems.
Contact: cfans.help@umn.edu

Outage Description

From 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2009, there will be an outage in the WBOB data center while Office of Information Technology (OIT) engineers perform maintenance on the network connections. During this time, all IT systems, applications, and tools within WBOB may be sporadically unavailable for use.

Affected applications, systems, and tools include:

University Services
  • WebVista
  • Moodle
  • U of M e-mail
  • myU Portal
  • Active Directory
  • PeopleSoft
  • NetFiles
CFANS Services
  • All CFANS Collegiate and Departmental Web Sites and related services
  • SQL server (cfans-sqldata.ad.umn.edu)
  • CFANS-Managed Listservs


During this switch maintenance, connections to applications and servers housed in the WBOB data center will be unavailable until maintenance on each network switch is complete. Engineers will be working on two network switches at a time. Expected outages for each should not exceed 90 minutes.

When repairs are complete, systems should begin coming back online. OIT will post updates about this process throughout the day at Updates will be posted on OutageInfo. For up-to-date information about specific applications, visit the System Status page.


All OIT-owned network switches are reaching the end of their warranty and are being replaced with updated equipment.

More Information

For more information, visit http://www.oit.umn.edu/network/about/implementation/cleanupplan or contact cfans.help@umn.edu.

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