{PeopleSoft Campus/myPugetSound} System Issues: Nov 30 @ 11:15 am – RESOLVED

This is an announcement from Technology Services (TS). Please see details below.

PeopleSoft Campus and myPugetSound: System Issues – RESOLVED

Friday, November 30 from 11:15 a.m. to 11:20 a.m

REASON FOR IMPACT: Customers experienced issues logging in to PeopleSoft Campus due to database contention that resolved itself. Technology Services will continue to monitor the system.



·         You should now be able to log in to myPugetSound and PeopleSoft Campus with no issue.

·         For more information on Technology Services’ Incident Communication Plan or to view a list of our Critical Systems and definitions, please visit our Service Announcements page on the Puget Sound website.


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Java plug-in update

The configuration for Cascade forms, Banner, Famis, Bosscops, and Bosscars was updated to require a new version of Java. The version to be used now is 1.6.0_18.

Note: this caused some issues this morning, when version 19 was inadvertently coded to be downloaded. Several users experienced problems which required their Java to be uninstalled and reinstalled. By 9:30 am, the configuration was updated to download the correct version.

CRM bounce-backs weren’t processing

We discovered that the CRM email bounce-backs were not being processed, resulting in a very full mailbox. Nick renamed the inbox, essentially cleaning out the mailbox, thinking that maybe the box was too full to process the messages properly. This appears to have fixed the problem. We will look into whether these are being cleaned out properly when the bounceback is processed (or, being marked for deletion but then never deleted).

We also discovered that messages were being routed to the Junk email mailbox. CRM only processes bounce-backs found in the Inbox. We suspect that our use of Outlook to access the bounces email account has caused this to occur. We will look into using a tool other than Outlook for accessing this IMAP account.

Posted in CRM

Reports Server bounced

Cascade and FAMIS users reported issues receiving their reports that are run through the reports server. Users received an error message saying that job ###### wouldn’t run. When we looked in the reports server (past jobs), that particular job_id did not show up (it was a future job_id!).

Resolution: bounced reports server

Databases unavailable, 1/10/2009

Campus email text:
Saturday, January 10, Technology Services will be performing important updates on our database systems. There will be two groups of outages:

5 AM until 8 PM – Cascade and Cascade Web will be unavailable.
9 AM until Noon – Banner, Famis, Basis, and Millennium will be unavailable.

Email, network files and shares, and other network services will not be impacted.

Cascade database is switching to new hardware and upgrading to 10g. Administrative toolset is being upgraded to 10g and deployed on new hardware.
Banner, Famis, Basis, and Millennium will be patched to make them compatible with 10g.