2015/08/04 - Scheduled maintenance
During the Tuesday, August 4th maintenance window, maintenance work affecting a number of services will occur, starting at 5:30 PM and being completed before midnight. The following will occur:
  • RU Single Sign-on: the single sign-on identity provider software will be replaced. Staff and students will not be able to login to the following sites during an outage that's expected to last around an hour.
    • RUconnected
    • RIMS
    • CHERTL Evaluation Assistant
    • anything else that uses for login
  • Access switches: software updates will be done on a number of access switches, causing a network outage (including Wi-Fi and IP telephones) of up to ten minutes in the following buildings:
    • AMM
    • Biological Sciences (1 Gbps ports only)
    • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Wireless links: software on point-to-point wireless link devices will be updated. This will cause network outages (including Wi-Fi and IP telephones) of up to ten minutes in the following buildings:
    • 1 and 3 On Luke
    • 36 Somerset St
    • 6a Croft St
    • 7 Croft St
    • 70 African St
    • Community Library
    • Duna Library
    • Hill St Library
    • Joza Youth Hub
    • Mandalay on High
    • NELM
    • New Holland
    • The Provost
    • VC's Lodge
  • Server software updates: software on the servers which provide the following services will be updated, resulting in outages of up to 15 minutes per server:
    • DNS
    • DHCP
    • NTP
    • RT
    • Web proxies
    • Registration system
    • Incoming e-mail
    • Outgoing e-mail
    • E-mail mailboxes
    • Webmail
    • Mailing lists
    • SMS
    • Apple Software Update Server
    • Provisioning (web proxy autodiscovery, telephone provisioning)
    • Wi-Fi and VPN authentication
    • CHERTL Evaluation Assistant
    • Network graphs
    • Guest network access
    • Network monitoring
    • Terminal Four content management system
    • University administration and meal booking systems
    • SEALS Library consortium services
  • VPN service: software on the router which provides VPN services will be updated. An outage of up to an hour is expected.
  • Edge router: software on one of the edge routers will be updated. As it operates within a redundant pair, no noticeable outage is expected during this maintenance.
  • Firewalls: software on the firewalls which connect the Internet to the campus, SEALS and public networks will be updated. As the firewalls operate as a redundant pair, no noticeable outages are expected during this maintenance.
This maintenance work is being undertaken in the ITSC-approved scheduled maintenance window. More information about maintenance windows and maintenance periods.
QUOTE(drs @ Jul 31 2015, 04:20 PM)
RU Single Sign-on: the single sign-on identity provider software will be replaced.

The new software we're using for this works slightly differently to the old, and as a result there will be some cosmetic changes to the login web page. The wording of the main page changes slightly, and the consent page looks completely different. You should not be alarmed by this; it is expected.

During the change, existing persistent identifiers will be migrated to the new software (these are known to be used by CHERTL Evaluation Assistant).

However, the new consent engine is not compatible will the old. This means if you've told to remember your consent, this will not migrate and you'll need to do so again after the new software is installed.