Planned Maintenance Archive

MPAA (bldg #002) Scheduled Power Outage on September 22, 2017 from 3AM-5AM

Purpose: Step-4 campus electrical project

Services Affected:

The affected buildings are:
#002 - MPAA
Social Science Parking Structure

All UCInet and FacNet services will be out of order during the outage for the buildings listed.

Status: Unresolved


MSTB 210 and MSTB 226 Computer Labs Closed for Equipment Upgrades on Thursday, September 14 to Monday, Sept 25

Purpose: Scheduled Equipment Upgrade

Services Affected:

The computer labs in MSTB 210 and MSTB 226 will be closed this Thursday, September 14th, through Monday, September 25th, for scheduled equipment upgrades.
Our other computer labs will remain open and can be found on our website at www.oit.uci.edu/labs.

Status: Unresolved


Continuing Education (Bldg 008) and ARC (Bldg 680) Power Outage on Wednesday, September 13 at 11:00 PM to Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 AM

Purpose: STEP-4 Electrical Project

Services Affected:

Design and Construction Services notified OIT that a scheduled power outage for the STEP-4 electrical project will occur beginning at 11:00 PM on Wednesday, September 13. the scheduled power outage will end by 7:00 AM on Thursday, September 14.

The affected buildings are:
#008 - Continuing Education
#680 - Anteater Recreation Center (ARC)

All UCInet and FacNet services will be out of order during the outage for the buildings listed.

There will be a second outage next week. We will provide a separate notification for that event later.

Status: Resolved

Resolution:

Maintenance completed on schedule.


Contemporary Arts Building (721) power outage affecting 2nd floor only on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 7:00AM - 8:00AM

Purpose: Scheduled Maintenance

Services Affected:

There will be a scheduled electrical panel power outage on the second floor of the Contemporary Arts building. We will be replacing the branch circuit breakers that were flooded during the recent water issue in that building.

Status: Resolved

Resolution:

Work completed.


Middle Earth ResNet/CATV Outage on Wednesday, August 30 at 12:00PM to Tuesday, September 5

Purpose: Scheduled Maintenance

Services Affected:

What: Outage of Residential Network (wired and wireless) and Cable TV
Where: Middle Earth Housing Complex

As part of the Middle Earth Expansion project, there is a major power outage and telecommunications reroute happening in ME this week. Users throughout the community can expect to see a loss of ResNet wired service, ResNet Mobile Access, and cable TV throughout the entire community. We are providing Wed-Tue as a “worst-case scenario” timeframe; it’s likely that services will be back up and running as early as Thursday afternoon. (Status updates to come.) The Housing staff and summer residents should already be notified.

Additionally, fire alarm notification systems and other dial tone throughout the community will be down as well.

We believe that UCInet services in the Housing Office and Pippin should be unaffected by this construction work.

Status: Resolved

Resolution:

Work completed.


Mesa Court Towers – A, B and C, Mesa Court Food complex – Scheduled Power Outage on Wednesday, August 30, from 10am-2pm

Purpose: Scheduled Update

Services Affected:

The new Mesa Court Towers and the Mesa Court Food complex will be without power beginning at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 30. During this time Mesa Court will lose UCInet, ResNet and FacNet services. Power is expected to be back by 2:00 PM.

According to Design and Construction Services, this is being performed to calibrate the Electrical Power Meter.

Status: Resolved

Resolution:

Work completed.


Campus Departmental Mailing List System (aka Mailman) Downtime and Upgrade on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8am to 4pm

Purpose: Scheduled Update

Services Affected:

We will be migrating the campus Departmental Mailing list system (department-lists.uci.edu) to a new virtualized server supported by the OIT Enterprise Infrastructure team. The server will be moving from Oracle Solaris to RedHat Enterprise Linux. We will be using the RedHat supplied mailman list management software. RedHat maintains a stable version of Mailman, back-porting security patches from newer releases into the current stable release as necessary.

We expect the upgrade to be complete by 1pm; however, we've reserved a longer time frame in case we run into problems.

During the upgrade, we will be migrating all of the lists and archives to the new server. Mailman list administrator web pages will be unavailable. Email sent to lists will be queued and delivered to lists after the upgrade is complete.

There are new features being implemented as a part of this upgrade that list administrators may optionally wish to take advantage of:

*Ability to set a password for pre-approving posts to the list, which allows a poster to "pre-approve" a post that would otherwise be held for moderation.
* New options for handling the restrictions implemented by DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) policy. More information can be found here: https://wiki.list.org/DEV/DMARC
* The ability to update the content and format of the masthead for message digests
* Other minor changes

The complete GNU Mailman - List Administration Manual may be found here: https://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/mailman-admin.pdf

Status: Resolved

Resolution:

Work completed.


UCOP PPS Unscheduled Maintenance at 5pm Today on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 5pm

Purpose: Unscheduled Maintenance

Services Affected:

UCOP has announced that they will be bringing down the Irvine PPS Online region (CICSPP9) earlier than normal (at 5 p.m today) to perform unscheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Status: Resolved

Resolution:

Service has been restored.


OIT Data Center VM Migration Project on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 8am-8pm

Purpose: Scheduled Maintenance

Services Affected:

The OIT Data Center team will be consolidating two existing vSphere environments into a single new vSphere environment. The migration will affect a huge number of servers; however, there is no expected downtime except for maybe a few seconds as each VM is migrated.

The DC team have coordinated this project with the assistance of the Campus CSCs, the School IT Directors, and OIT SysAdmins. These groups are aware of which servers will be migrated on Saturday.

More information about the project can be found in our public wiki: https://wiki.oit.uci.edu/x/2ICFQQ

Status: Resolved

Resolution:

Migration completed on schedule.