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Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 2011: IT services outage includes home drives, Peoplesoft, more

Audience: University of Minnesota Community
Action: Plan not to use University-based email, shared drives, Moodle, student labs, printing, file servers, and other electronic services
URLs: http://systemstatus.umn.edu/view/Main/OutageInfo
Contact: cfans.help@umn.edu

Outage Description

There will be a planned twelve-hour interruption to IT services at the University of Minnesota beginning on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., with service restoration beginning on Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 6:00 a.m. Some notable systems that will be affected are Active Directory File shares including faculty and staff Home drives, ImageNow, Peoplesoft, Pharos, NTS Service Gateway, Netfiles, and Moodle. CFANS services will also be affected (see below). Please plan accordingly.

Gmail and Google Apps will be available during this time.

The Outage Information webpage will be continually updated as University OIT plans for and executes this maintenance outage.

Affected University Services

A complete list of affected University Services is available here: http://www.oit.umn.edu/prod/groups/oit/@pub/@oit/@web/documents/content/impacted-services.pdf

Top Applications

  • Email: University-based email down (Gmail available)

  • WebVista: Down

  • Moodle: Down

  • Netfiles: Down

  • OneStop Self-Service Web Applications: Down

  • OIT Software License Servers for MATLAB & ArcGIS: Down

Affected CFANS Services

  • Student Computer Labs

  • Active directory file shares

  • Linux Web Hosts

  • SQL (college databases) Server


A detailed description of the process is available at the Outage Information webpage.

During the outage, you can visit the Outage Information webpage for information about the progress of the construction and system restart activities. In addition, the System Status page will be updated throughout the weekend to reflect the status of individual applications.

More Information

For more information, visit the Outage Information webpage. If you have questions, contact cfans.help@umn.edu.

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