Category: Planned Maintenance

Advanced notice of planned maintenance that may have an impact on users.

Questionmark OnDemand

Questionmark OnDemand will be updated on Saturday 15th September between 07:00 and 13:00.

Impact
During the time above, staff authoring assessments and students taking assessments will experience service disruption. This also includes assessments taken through MyDundee that use the Questionmark OnDemand service.

Benefits
This update will ensure the ongoing reliability, security, and uptime of the platform.

Reporting issues and getting help
If you have any questions about the update, please contact the Service Desk (Ref 1809-0486)

Three week maintenance period

Our underlying technology infrastructure will enter a three week maintenance period to bring it up to a consistent standard across the board.

When is this happening? 
Work will start on Mon 20 Aug and is expected to finish on Fri 7 Sep.

What will the impact be? 
Service interruption is anticipated but will be managed accordingly and in a timely manner.

Do you need to do anything? 
You don’t need to take any action to prepare. If you have any questions or experience an issue, please contact the Service Desk.

Mackenzie and TASC Network Migrations

The Mackenzie Building and TASC (TAyside Medical Science Centre) at our Ninewells campus will be migrated across to the new network on Tue 21 – Fri 24 Aug (07:00-18:00). The following areas will be affected at the times below:

  • Mackenzie Building
    • Expect disruption all day Tue 21 Aug – phones and internet access should be restored by close of day
    • Work will continue on Wed 22 – Fri 24 to restore connectivity to anything that needs extra help to get back online
  • TASC
    • Expect disruption all day Wed 22 Aug – phones and internet access should be restored by close of day
    • Work will continue on Thu 23 – Fri 24 to restore connectivity to anything that needs extra help to get back online

Impact
There will be no internet access in these areas on the specific days indicated above. Migrations will affect all client devices such as PCs, laptops, printers, desk phones, building management systems etc. connected to the University network.

You may find your device becomes active prior to the completion time. If this does occur, your network service should still be considered at risk up until 18:00 on Fri 24.

Whilst the replacement of the network equipment should be completed by Fri evening, some devices (such as printers etc.) may need further configuration afterwards. Work to update such devices will be carried out on subsequent days if required.

 

Actions 
Follow the guidance below to re-establish your computers’ wired (ethernet) connection afterwards:

  • Unmanaged computers
    You will need to enable 802.1x authentication on your wired network connection post-migration. Go to the IT webpage to source the instructions you need.
  • Managed computers (Staff Desktops) 
    Take no action for these devices post-migration. They should automatically connect to the new wired network but may need to be rebooted if they have been switched on throughout the change.
  • UoD_WiFi will disappear in these areas. Connect to eduroam wifi using your full username (jbloggs@dundee.ac.uk) thereafter.

 

Reporting issues/getting help
Please contact the Service Desk online or by phone on extension 88000 once the work is complete.

Read more about this project on the Network Refresh webpage.

UNIFI Services Unavailable Wednesday 1st August 2018 – COMPLETE

Due to planned system maintenance, all Unifi services (including Medblogs login applications) will be unavailable from approximately 12:00pm, on Wednesday 1st August 2018.

All Unifi services should be available again by 3:00pm, at the latest, but the rest of that day and evening should be considered “at risk”.

If you try to access one of the Unifi services whilst the system maintenance is in progress, you will be redirected to this status page.

Once the maintenance is complete, this status page will be updated to confirm this.  (There will also be confirmation added to the pages of each of the Unifi services).

If you try to access one of the Unifi services after the maintenance is complete and:

  • continue to be redirected to this status page – please restart your browser and try again.
  • you see an error page – please clear your browser cookies for unifi.dundee.ac.uk and try again.

 

Update (01/08/2018 @ 14:00): The system maintenance is complete and all Unifi services are available again.  If you experience any difficulties, please follow the instructions above.

Questionmark OnDemand

Questionmark OnDemand will be updated on Saturday 21 July between 07:00 and 13:00.

Impact
During the time above, staff authoring assessments and students taking assessments will experience service disruption. This also includes assessments taken through MyDundee that use the Questionmark OnDemand service.

Benefits
This update will ensure the ongoing reliability, security, and uptime of the platform.

Reporting issues and getting help
If you have any questions about the update, please contact the Service Desk (ref 1807-2319).

Essential Work on Network Cabinets in Matthew Building Level 6 on Friday 13th July (Morning)

Estates and Buildings need to carry out some essential maintenance work on one of the network cabinets on level 6 of the Matthew Building. This will affect Architecture and Urban Planning staff.
 
This work is being carried out at 8am tomorrow (Friday 13th July) morning.
The disruption will be approximately 1hr, and during that time the network switches will be down. That will mean no wired (including phone) or wireless networking in the vicinity for the duration of the work.
 
UoD IT are working with Estates and Buildings on this and will be on hand to make sure there are no issues once the cabinets go back on line.
UPDATE: All work completed and network is running normally again.

Turnitin maintenance

Next week, the following Turnitin services will be unavailable on July 10:

  • Turnitin and TurnitinUK (including all integrations)
  • Feedback Studio for iOS
  • iThenticate
  • WriteCheck

The services will be unavailable at the following times:

  • PDT | July 10 | 08:00 – 16:00
  • BST J | July 10 | 16:00 – 00:00
  • AEST  | July 11 | 01:00 – 09:00

How will you be affected?
You won’t be able to submit or grade during these times so please ensure any submission deadlines are adjusted to fall outside of this window.

Stay updated
For Turnitin system status updates, you can also follow them on Twitter (@TurnitinStatus).

 

Unifi – Planned Maintenance – 12:00pm, on Monday 2nd July 2018

Due to planned system maintenance, all Unifi services (including Medblogs login applications) will be unavailable from approximately 12:00pm, on Monday 2nd July 2018.

All Unifi services should be available again by 3:00pm, at the latest, but the rest of that day and evening should be considered “at risk”

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the system maintenance scheduled for today has been postponed.  Further information will follow, when the maintenance has been rescheduled.