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Service Notices

Outages

No current outages

Changes

Forward schedule of changes following the University ITS Change Management process.

Upcoming changes

Moodle paper occurrance subscriber
Minor
Monday 21 January, 12:00 PM to Monday 21 January, 12:15 PM
none
Contact: Ashley Hooper, ASG Admin
Upgrade ADFS to version 4
Major
Tuesday 22 January, 09:30 AM to Tuesday 22 January, 10:30 AM
Single Sign On applications authenticate via ADFS which is currently running at version 3. This change will raise the Farm Behavior Level to ADFS 4 server 2016 mode. This upgrade process creates a new ADFS database which grants us a rollback path if required. This process has been successfully tested on clones of the production servers. There will be no outage of service, this action is completed live.
Contact: Grant Lovell, Systems Administration
Improve logic for re-enabling GMail accounts for returning users
Minor
Tuesday 22 January, 10:30 AM to Tuesday 22 January, 12:00 PM
Extra scenarios have been coded to automatically re-enable GMail for returning users. This should lower the number of Google accounts that the Service Desk have to re-enable manually. This update has been successfully tested in DEV and requires no outage of service.
Contact: Grant Lovell, Systems Administration
Remove old DNS server, a.ns.waikato.ac.nz, from DNS registrars.
Minor
Wednesday 23 January, 09:00 AM to Wednesday 23 January, 04:00 PM
Remove old DNS server, a.ns.waikato.ac.nz, from DNS registrars. There is no business impact due to the authoritative DNS service being provided across multiple advertised systems. The number of advertised authoritative DNS servers will reduce from four to three. The number of advertised DNS servers can impact lookup performance. Best practice is three advertised DNS servers. Changes by the registrar to accommodate this addition can take up to 48 hours to take affect.
Contact: Greg Clarke, Systems Administration
Upgrade ADFS WAP mode from '2012R2' to '2016'
Major
Tuesday 29 January, 09:30 AM to Tuesday 29 January, 10:30 AM
The is the final action to complete the migration of our ADFS servers from 2012 R2 to 2016. This change will raise the functional versions of the ADFS proxies (offsite ADFS access) to the Server 2016 version. There will be no outage of service, this action is completed live.
Contact: Grant Lovell, Systems Administration
Decomission slave DNS server b.ns.waikato.ac.nz
Minor
Wednesday 30 January, 09:00 AM to Wednesday 30 January, 04:00 PM
There will be no impact as no systems are utilising this system for DNS lookup due to it being unadvertised.
Contact: Greg Clarke, Systems Administration
Decomission slave DNS server a.ns.waikato.ac.nz
Minor
Wednesday 30 January, 09:00 AM to Wednesday 30 January, 04:00 PM
There will be no impact as no systems are utilising this system for DNS lookup due to it being unadvertised.
Contact: Greg Clarke, Systems Administration