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Friday 2/14, Macs in General Purpose classrooms cannot login

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:58am

Information Services is working to restore service for the roughly 300 Macs in General Purpose classrooms that are not able to login to the Active Directory domain this morning, February 14. We will post an update as more information becomes available.

Blackboard Responding Normally, Tuesday, Feb 11

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:53am

Blackboard returned to normal around 7:40 pm. Users may have experienced difficulty accessing Blackboard between 6:20 pm and 7:40 pm. We are working with the vendor and will continue to monitor the situation closely.


Blackboard Issues, Tuesday, Feb 11

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 8:27pm

Blackboard may be exhibiting slow load times again, we are looking into it.


Comcast Fiber in Valley Library Thursday 2-13-14 at 04:00 AM

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 5:38pm

Primary Contact: Joel Burks, joel.burks@oregonstate.edu

Comcast will be splicing Fiber at the Valley Library on Thursday 2-13-14 at 04:00 AM. Comcast has informed me that there will be no disruptions to our current circuit. Public Safety has been informed that the Comcast tech will be onsite and will need to be given access to the basement.

b210 Data Center Maintenance (2014 Feb 11 5 pm to 6 pm)

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:17pm

Primary Contact: Joel Burks, joel.burks@oregonstate.edu

We will be doing maintenance on network gear in the Kerr B210 data center; specifically to b210nxs6k2 E1/8. This should not cause any disruption to the network. It will happen between 5 pm and 6 pm.


Blackboard back in service, Tuesday 4/14, 3:15pm

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 3:18pm

After applying a fix recommended by Blackboard, Inc., the system’s performance has returned to normal. We will continue to monitor the situation to ensure this week’s system issues have been resolved.

Blackboard issues, Tuesday 4/4/14

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 2:34pm

Blackboard is exhibiting slow load times again, we are looking into it.

A016 Data Center Maintenance (Feb 3rd 5 – 5:15 pm)

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:45pm

Primary Contact: Joel Burks, joel.burks@oregonstate.edu

There will be cable maintenance between 5 pm and 5:15 pm. This maintenance is to remove faulty cabling on network gear. There should be no disruption in service.

Blackboard responding normally

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 1:22pm

Blackboard returned to normal about 11:50am. We are researching the root cause and will take the necessary steps to prevent such lack of responsiveness in the future.

– Lindy Foster Enterprise Computing Oregon State University 541-737-3805

Blackboard may time out

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:07pm

Blackboard is currently experiencing very high loads and may time out or be unreachable. We are looking into the cause at this time.

– Lindy Foster Enterprise Computing Oregon State University 541-737-3805

NERO maintenance, Jan 31st after 1700

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 4:23pm

NERO, one of OSU’s Internet Service Providers, received word that one of the backbone circuit providers to the Klamath Falls hub will perform emergency maintenance tonight to replace failing hardware.  

OSU customers should notice little to no impact on connections to and from the Internet.

We presently do not have an exact time as to when this work will occur, but expect it to occur after 17:00.  We will take steps in advance to route traffic off the impacted circuit to the alternate path so as to minimize any impact.  

Workflow Maintenance Friday 1/31/2014 9:30AM-10:30AM

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 8:03am

The Workflow application will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Friday 1/31/2014 from 9:30AM-10:30AM.

We will be resetting expiring passwords and adjusting load balancer configuration.

Jill Swenson Associate Director Enterprise Computing Services 209 Milne Computer Center Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331 (541) 737-0682

MySQL Upgrade

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:07am

Primary Contact: Mike Akey, mike.akey@oregonstate.edu

We will be performing upgrades to our internal MySQL servers this weekend between 10-12pm. These house databases for Maintain, Greylisting, the Outages blog, and DMCA tracking. During our maintenance window there will be two brief outages for these services, lasting approximately 5 minutes each. During these brief interruptions, the aforementioned services will be unavailable. We will be taking steps to ensure mail flow continues normally during this maintenance.

Resolved: service interruptions to Blackboard, ONID login, etc., Mon 1/27

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 2:38pm

Information Services identified a hardware problem as the root cause of today’s network service interruptions. This issue was resolved by 1:00pm on Monday afternoon January 27th and, as the hardware has been isolated from the network, we do not expect further service interruptions due to this incident.

We will continue monitor the situation. Per standard procedure, we will review our troubleshooting and response procedures to minimize the impact of future, similar occurrences.

Information Services

Planned Maintenance – CWS Drupal Update on Wed. Jan. 29

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 12:52pm

On Wednesday Jan. 29th CWS will be updating CWS Hosted Drupal sites to the latest versions of Drupal. This is for both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 and includes an important security update for Drupal core and several modules. Although this will incur a 2 to 3 minute interruption in service to the affected websites, most site visitors will not notice the interruption, as most pages are cached. This will be a rolling upgrade and we cannot say exactly when or on which day a specific site will be affected.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us through our form at http://oregonstate.edu/is/services/cws/contact.

Thank you, Paul Lieberman Central Web Services

Ongoing Service Interruptions, including Blackboard and ONID logins, Monday 1/27

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:24am

We are continuing to see intermittent network issues throughout the morning of Monday, Jan. 27. The issues are affecting Blackboard, ONID login access, printing in the library, access to centrally hosted Windows services such as SharePoint, and Banner logins. Some services, such as Microsoft Exchange, appear to not have been affected.

We believe that the source of this service interruption comes from on campus traffic, although the exact nature of it is not understood at this time. We are moving forward with mitigation strategies to reduce impact, although this may invoke subsequent (if brief) service interruptions.

More updates will be sent as information becomes available.

Information Services

Update on intermittent network outage 1/27/2014

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:52am

We are continuing to see intermittent interruptions to several network services on campus.

Many OSU network services have been impacted including Blackboard.

We apologize for the continued disruption. We are working to determine the cause of this issue.

-Kirsten Petersen, IT Manager Information Services, Oregon State University e: ServerSupport@oregonstate.edu p: 541-737-9187 http://oregonstate.edu/is

Intermittent network issues Sun 1/26/2014

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:52pm

We have received reports of intermittent network issues starting at about 7:45PM tonight. We are investigating the issue now but do not yet know the cause or have a resolution.

-Kirsten Petersen, IT Manager Information Services, Oregon State University e: ServerSupport@oregonstate.edu p: 541-737-9187 http://oregonstate.edu/is

Blackboard returned to service

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 9:58am

Maintenance has been completed and Blackboard has returned to service.

– Lindy Foster Enterprise Computing Oregon State University 541-737-3805

Google Apps Service Interruptions, Friday 1/24

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:09pm

Google is reporting that Google Mail experienced a service interruption this morning, January 24, from 11:10am to 11:20am. They seem to have resolved this issue, which affected all Google users, and not just accounts for Google Apps for OSU.

Google is also reporting issues with access to other core apps as of 11:58am, although these issues seem to be variable and intermittent. Again, these issues are potentially affecting all Google users.

For more information, please see the Google Apps Status Dashboard at http://www.google.com/appsstatus.