Service Change: Multistore Critical Fix (Multistore Users) - 2018/05/18 - 12:11

Change change

MultiStore, the University's multi-tenanted online store solution for faculties and support services hosted on website, will receive an update to fix a critical bug. There will be up to a 5 minute outage at any time during the 30 minute change window.
Start: 2018/05/18 13:30
End: 2018/05/18 14:00
Service Change: AirWatch Mobile Device Management Environment University Wide AirWatch Admin & Users - 2018/05/08 - 03:22

Change change

AirWatch CN628 which is the Mobile Device Management application, will be upgraded to 9.4 GA Feature Pack.   

During this time frame, AirWatch users can expect the following:

  • Admin users will not be able to log into the Web Console
  • New device users will not be able to enroll
  • Existing device users will not be able to access the VMware AirWatch® App Catalog or Self Service portal
  • Existing content in VMware AirWatch® Content Locker™ will continue to be accessible, however, new content will not be available

Start: 2018/05/15 03:00 
End:  2018/05/15 07:00

Service Change: Services relying on the Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Management servers University Wide PBX Management Support - 2018/05/01 - 11:46

Change change

The change, detailed below has been cancelled.  A notification will be sent out once new dates have been determined.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 


The Central Firewall Service which manages approved access to the University of Alberta network will be upgraded.  Services relying on the PBX Management Servers will not be accessible by end users.  The servers will continue to function.  Service outages will be for 30 to 50 minutes.
Phase 3 - PBX Management Servers 
Start: 2018/05/01 22:00
End: 2018/05/01 23:45
Service Change: Lab/Classroom Authentication FAB 2036 - 2018/04/26 - 12:35

Change change

As a part of an ongoing project to update authentication services in labs and classrooms, Fine Arts Building (FAB) 2036 will be unavailable during a server upgrade. While the upgrade is taking place, the lab/classroom space will experience a service outage lasting fifteen to thirty minutes.
Start: 2018/04/27  10:00 
End: 2018/04/27 11:00
Service Change: G-Suite Landing Page G-Suite Users - 2018/04/26 - 12:30

Change change

Information regarding log in security updates will be added to the landing page for G-Suite ( More information about the security update and how it will affect the log in procedure can be found on IST's News Blog ( A service disruption is not expected during the update.
Start: 2018/05/01  10:00
End: 2018/05/01  10:30
Service Change: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Lab EAS CCIS L1-219 Lab users - 2018/04/25 - 08:30

Change change

The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences computer lab  (EAS- CCIS L1-219)  will have its hardware upgraded to run Petrel software. The upgrade will consist of installing a NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 based graphics adapter with HDMI video adapter and 8 GB of additional memory in each computer. The lab will not be available for use during this 12 day period.
Start: 2018/04/30
End: 2018/05/11
Service Outage: UWS GSB, ETLC and ICE - 2018/04/18 - 09:30

Outage resolution

Start: 2018/04/18 09:25 - Some clients located in General Services Building (GSB), Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) and  Donadeo (ICE) buildings began reporting lost connections to the University Wireless Service (UWS).  IST began investigating.
End: 2018/04/18 09:30 - Issue was caused by a unresponsive network device. Service was restored by restarting the device. Root cause investigation has begun. If you are still experiencing difficulty with this IT service, please contact IST at 780-492-9400.   

Outage Duration: 5 minutes

This Outage information was based on the information available to IST at the time this alert was drafted. If you were affected by this Outage and have more information, contact IST at 780-492-9400.
Reference: INC0104956

Service Change: POSTPONED: Andrew File System (AFS) University Wide AFS users - 2018/04/09 - 09:38

Change change

Please note the change detailed below has been postponed until further notice.  

The Andrew File System (AFS) file service's servers will be taken off-line for security updates. AFS users will be unable to access their file space during the updates. The service outage is expected to last for up to 5 hours.

Start: 2018/04/14 22:00
End: 2018/04/15 03:00

Service Change: Universal Student Ratings of Instruction (USRI) University Wide Students - 2018/04/04 - 02:04

Change change

Courseval software, that supports Universal Student Ratings of Instruction (USRI) surveys will be updated to the latest version.  The affected users will be unable to submit responses or display reports for the duration of the change.
Start: 2018/04/05  6:30
End: 2018/04/05   7:00
Service Change: Universal Student Ratings of Instruction (USRI) Website University Wide Students - 2018/03/27 - 03:14

Change change

The server hosting the Universal Student Ratings of Instruction (USRI) website is being upgraded. Students will not be able to access the site at this time. The service outage is expected to last for 3 hours.
Start: 2018/03/28 18:00 
End: 2018/03/28 21:00