{myPugetSound, All PeopleSoft Environments, Kaba} – SECURITY MAINTENANCE – Mon Nov 2, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. [COMPLETE]

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

 

myPugetSound

PeopleSoft Campus

PeopleSoft HR

PeopleSoft Financials

Kaba Time Clocks: Security Maintenance [COMPLETE at 6:45 p.m.]

Monday November 2 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

REASON FOR IMPACT: Technology Services will be installing a critical security patch across all PeopleSoft systems and the Kaba Time Clocks system. The systems will be unavailable intermittently between 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. this evening.  

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·         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.

·         For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

 

Thank you,

 

 

Lindsay Morris  |  Sr. Technical Program Manager

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND

Technology Services

1500 N. Warner St. #1068

Tacoma, WA 98416

O: 253.879.2854

M: 231.330.8502

pugetsound.edu 

 

{myPugetSound, All PeopleSoft Environments, Kaba} – SECURITY MAINTENANCE – Mon Nov 2, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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

 

myPugetSound

PeopleSoft Campus

PeopleSoft HR

PeopleSoft Financials

Kaba Time Clocks: Security Maintenance

Monday November 2 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

REASON FOR IMPACT: Technology Services will be installing a critical security patch across all PeopleSoft systems and the Kaba Time Clocks system. The systems will be unavailable intermittently between 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. this evening.  

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·         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.

·         For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

 

Thank you,

 

Lindsay Morris  |  Sr. Technical Program Manager

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND

Technology Services

1500 N. Warner St. #1068

Tacoma, WA 98416

O: 253.879.2854

M: 231.330.8502

pugetsound.edu 

 

[Tscommunications] {PUGETSOUND SYSTEMS}: Planned Maintenance, Tuesday Oct. 20th, 2020 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

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

 

Puget Sound Systems and Applications: Planned Maintenance

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

SYSTEMS IMPACTED:

·      KACE Help Desk Ticketing System

 

REASON FOR IMPACT:

·      A security certificate is expiring and will be replaced with a new one.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·      KACE will be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance window as the new security certificate is applied.

·      During this time if you need assistance during this maintenance window please call the Service Desk at x8585 or email them at servicedesk@pugetsound.edu

·      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 site.

 

For additional support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

{PUGETSOUND SYSTEMS}: Patch Maintenance, Sun Oct 11, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. [COMPLETE]

Our planned maintenance event is now complete.


From: Kristen Spiese
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:37 AM
To: TS Communications
Cc: TS Maintblog
Subject: {PUGETSOUND SYSTEMS}: Patch Maintenance, Sun Oct 11, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

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

Puget Sound Systems and Applications: Planned Maintenance

Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. [COMPLETE]

SYSTEMS IMPACTED: The following systems will be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance window:  

Campus file servers

Email and calendar

Canvas

pugetsound.edu

myPugetSound.edu  

PeopleSoft Human Resources

PeopleSoft Financials

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

vDESK

Various Puget Sound systems and applications

REASON FOR IMPACT: To ensure a secure, reliable computing environment TS will be completing routine patch maintenance on our Puget Sound production servers.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·       The university network, internet access and wireless will NOT be affected.

·       Technology Services schedules regular maintenance windows, generally on the second Sunday of every month, to ensure a secure, reliable computing environment. Thank you for your patience as we conduct this important work.

·        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 site.

For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

 

{PUGETSOUND SYSTEMS}: Patch Maintenance, Sun Oct 11, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Puget Sound Systems and Applications: Planned Maintenance

Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

SYSTEMS IMPACTED: The following systems will be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance window:  

Campus file servers

Email and calendar

Canvas

pugetsound.edu

myPugetSound.edu  

PeopleSoft Human Resources

PeopleSoft Financials

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

vDESK

Various Puget Sound systems and applications

REASON FOR IMPACT: To ensure a secure, reliable computing environment TS will be completing routine patch maintenance on our Puget Sound production servers.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·       The university network, internet access and wireless will NOT be affected.

·       Technology Services schedules regular maintenance windows, generally on the second Sunday of every month, to ensure a secure, reliable computing environment. Thank you for your patience as we conduct this important work.

·        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 site.

For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

 

{Phone} Planned Maintenance, Wednesday Sept. 30, 2020 9 am – noon

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

Phone: Planned Maintenance

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 9 am – noon

REASON FOR IMPACT: Our phone system management interfaces will be consolidated with the rest of our production systems.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·         Phones will continue to operate normally during the maintenance window.

·         During the consolidation there will be periods of time, approximately 30 minutes in length, where the phone system will not be redundant.

·         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.

 

For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

{Pugetsound Website} Machforms upgrade, Wednesday Sept. 23, 2020 6 am – 7 am

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

Pugetsound website: Machforms upgrade

September 23, 2020 from 6 am – 7 am

REASON FOR IMPACT: Machforms will be upgraded to a newer version.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·         No outages to the Pugetsound.edu website are expected.

·         Any components that rely on Machforms may not work during the upgrade.

·         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.

 

For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

[Tscommunications] {Phones} Information regarding Phone Scams and Caller ID Spoofing

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

 

Phone Service: Information regarding recent Caller ID Spoofing/Scam Phone Calls

Tuesday September 22, 2020

Informational Notice: This is an informational alert regarding the phone calls that appear to come from the University (Spoofed Caller ID) and/or Spam phone calls.

 

We have created a specific web page that details the issues with these calls and how to handle these type of phone calls.  We urge all to look at this information as often these phone calls “look” like they are originating from within the University.

 

Caller ID Spoofing and Phone Scams

 

We recognize that these types of phone calls are very intrusive and frustrating.  Unfortunately these type of calls are very hard if not impossible to eliminate due to the nature of how telephone systems work.  We are actively trying to mitigate these issues but the best practice is to learn how to identifying spoofed and/or spam calls and ignore them.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

                  University of Puget Sound Phone Scam/Caller ID Informational Page –
https://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices-services/technology-services/online-security-protect-your-personal-information/caller-id-spoofing-and-phone-scams/

                  Any phone calls that originate from the University will typically only show an extension and name (example: Service Desk 8585)

                  If incoming calls have an area code and a University Number (example: ‘12538798585’ or ‘912538798585’), these are probably spoofed and/or spam calls and should not be answered and ignored.

                  Technology Services can do very little with these types of calls.  Any tickets created regarding these may be closed with links to the Caller ID and Phone Scam web article.

                  Please pass this information on to your colleagues and staff!

 

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.

 

For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

 

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[Tscommunications] {Server/Domain Controllers}: Planned Maintenance, Monday Sept. 21th, 2020: 5-7 p.m. [COMPLETE]

Planned maintenance has been completed.


From: Henry Lee
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 9:45 AM
To: TS Communications
Subject: [Tscommunications] {Server/Domain Controllers}: Planned Maintenance, Monday Sept. 21th, 2020: 5-7 p.m.

 

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

Server/Domain Controllers: Planned Maintenance on Server Domain Controllers [COMPLETE]

Monday, September 21, 2020 from 5-7 p.m.

SYSTEMS IMPACTED: The following systems will be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance window:  

 

·        Systems that rely on active directory credentials to login may fail intermittingly, this includes email, vdesk, and VPN.

 

REASON FOR IMPACT: There is a critical security vulnerability that needs to be patched.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·       Logins may fail intermittingly during the maintenance window.

·       Typically retrying will fix any failed login attempts

·       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 site.


For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

[Tscommunications] {Server/Domain Controllers}: Planned Maintenance, Monday Sept. 21th, 2020: 5-7 p.m.

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

Server/Domain Controllers: Planned Maintenance on Server Domain Controllers

Monday, September 21, 2020 from 5-7 p.m.

SYSTEMS IMPACTED: The following systems will be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance window:  

 

·        Systems that rely on active directory credentials to login may fail intermittingly, this includes email, vdesk, and VPN.

 

REASON FOR IMPACT: There is a critical security vulnerability that needs to be patched.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·       Logins may fail intermittingly during the maintenance window.

·       Typically retrying will fix any failed login attempts

·       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 site.


For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

[Tscommunications] {NETWORK}: Planned Maintenance, Sun Sept. 20th, 2020: 6 a.m.-5 p.m [COMPLETE]

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

Network: Planned Maintenance on Firewall and Network Switches

Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 6 a.m.- 5 p.m. [COMPLETE]

SYSTEMS IMPACTED: The following systems will be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance window:  

 

·        Firewall

·        Internet

·        Phone/VoIP

·        Network/Wireless

·        VPN

·        vDesk

 

REASON FOR IMPACT: To ensure a reliable network TS will be conducting routine firmware maintenance on our primary firewalls and access network equipment.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·       Intermittent Internet Outages (less than 2-5 minutes)

·       External access to VPN and vDesk will be intermittently effected

·       Phone/VOIP will be intermittently be affected as switches reboot

·       Wireless and general network access will be intermittently effected as devices reboot.

·       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 site.

 

For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

[Tscommunications] {NETWORK}: Planned Maintenance, Sun Sept. 20th, 2020: 6 a.m.-5 p.m

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

Network: Planned Maintenance on Firewall and Network Switches

Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 6 a.m.- 5 p.m.

SYSTEMS IMPACTED: The following systems will be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance window:  

 

·        Firewall

·        Internet

·        Phone/VoIP

·        Network/Wireless

·        VPN

·        vDesk

 

REASON FOR IMPACT: To ensure a reliable network TS will be conducting routine firmware maintenance on our primary firewalls and access network equipment.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·       Intermittent Internet Outages (less than 2-5 minutes)

·       External access to VPN and vDesk will be intermittingly effected

·       Phone/VOIP will be intermittingly be affected as switches reboot

·       Wireless and general network access will be intermittingly effected as devices reboot.

·       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 site.

 

For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

{Network}: Core Router Reboots – August 26 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM [COMPLETE]

 

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

NETWORK: Core Router Reboots

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:30 AM – 7:30 AM [COMPLETE]

SYSTEMS IMPACTED: The following systems will be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance window:  

·        Internet access inbound and outbound

·        VPN (Global Protect)

·        vDesk

·        Phone/VOIP/Jabber

·        Wired and wireless network connectivity

·        Intermittent loss of access to various Puget Sound systems and applications

REASON FOR IMPACT: There is an issue with our core routers causing intermittent network problems.  These reboots is an attempt to rectify those issues.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

·        Downtime should be intermittent and only for short periods (less than 5-10 minutes)

·        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 site.

·        For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

{Network}: Core Router Reboots – August 26 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM

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

NETWORK: Core Router Reboots

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:30 AM – 7:30 AM

SYSTEMS IMPACTED: The following systems will be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance window:  

·        Internet access inbound and outbound

·        VPN (Global Protect)

·        vDesk

·        Phone/VOIP/Jabber

·        Wired and wireless network connectivity

·        Intermittent loss of access to various Puget Sound systems and applications

REASON FOR IMPACT: There is an issue with our core routers causing intermittent network problems.  These reboots is an attempt to rectify those issues.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

·        Downtime should be intermittent and only for short periods (less than 5-10 minutes)

·        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 site.

·        For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.

{Network}: Primary Switch Replacements August 23 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. [COMPLETE]

Our maintenance work has been completed.

 

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

NETWORK: Primary Switch Replacements [COMPLETE]

Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SYSTEMS IMPACTED: The following systems will be intermittently unavailable during the maintenance window:  

            Internet access inbound and outbound

Campus file servers

Email and calendar

Canvas

pugetsound.edu

myPugetSound.edu  

PeopleSoft Human Resources

PeopleSoft Financials

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

vDesk

Various Puget Sound systems and applications

REASON FOR IMPACT: Network switches with known defects must be replaced to prevent unexpected outages.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

·        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 site.

For support questions please contact the TS Service Desk via phone at 253-879-8585.