Planned Network Change for August 13

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

By Christopher Wieringa

The following systems and services are scheduled to change August 13:

- Wireless network - The airCalvin wireless network has been replaced with the CalvinWireless wireless network.  For more information, please see the IT Connection.

Scheduled Maintenance for August 14

Thursday, August 14, 2008

By Christopher Wieringa

The following systems and services are scheduled for maintenance this Thursday morning:

- Lyris list management server (i.e. Calvin Parents, etc)
- Wireless network (including the CalvinWireless, princecc, calvinguest and other wireless networks) **
- mysql database server (services KV Resources, PeopleSearch, eEnroll, ecommerce forms, and other database-driven web applications) **

** Many Calvin services may be affected during this outage; some services may be affected that are not listed. 

ZENworks Servers Upgrade - August 16

Saturday, August 16, 2008

By Richard L. DeVries

ALERT: Novell ZENworks server upgrade, 08/16/2008 - 8:00 AM
Outage Type: Planned
This affects: Faculty, Staff, Students
Estimated time service will be restored: 08/16/2008 - 12:00 PM

CIT will be updating the Novell ZENworks server from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Saturday, August 16. This will affect all ZENworks services on Windows campus computers, but may impact campus labs the most.

ZENworks delivers applications and software updates to campus computers. This affects campus labs in that some applications such as academic applications or specialized software will not be available during this time. For all computers on campus, you will still be able to use MS Office products, all locally installed software, access the internet, access email, and be able to print.

Please contact the HelpDesk (x6-8555 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) if you have questions or concerns.

ZENworks Client Upgrade - August 19

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

By Richard L. DeVries

CIT will be updating the Novell ZENworks server from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Saturday, August 16. This upgrade will require that all ZENworks Client Agents be upgraded to version 10.1.

CIT plans to begin upgrading ZENworks software on all Windows campus computers on Tuesday, August 19. The ZENworks software will automatically be downloaded and installed on each Windows workstation. A reboot will be required after installation, ZENworks will prompt the user to reboot right away or to reboot at a later time. If you make no choice, your computer will automatically reboot. This upgrade is critical for providing a stable and secure computing environment.

Please contact the HelpDesk (x6-8555 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) if you have questions or concerns.

Microsoft Security Patches for August 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

By Richard L. DeVries

The following Microsoft Security Patches will be deployed to campus workstations on or around 8/21/2008:

MS08-043: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954066)
Target workstations: All Windows and Mac workstations
More information: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-043.mspx

MS08-045: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (953838)
  Target workstations: All Windows workstations
  More information: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-045.mspx

MS08-046: Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Image Color Management System Could Allow Remote Code Execution (952954)
  Target workstations: All Windows workstations
  More information: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-046.mspx

MS08-051: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949785)
  Target workstations: All Windows workstations
  More information: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-051.mspx

Scheduled Maintenance for August 21

By Jeff Greenfield

The following systems and services are scheduled for maintenance this Thursday morning:

- Health Services server
- Inquisite Survey server
- ImageNow Server for scanning and document retrieval
- CBORD Server for Food Service and Roommate Matching
- Server for Micros machines and handheld devices used for Food Service
- RuffaloCody Phoneathone Server
- R25 Server for OCCE reservations and classroom management
- TMA Physical Plant work-order system
- Credit Card Processing server (ie. Box office and Bookstore)
- Lyris list management server (i.e. Calvin Parents, etc)
- Istrategy Datawarehouse server
- Great Plains finanacial application server
- (CIT Internal) QuarkExpress License Server
- (CIT Internal) VMWare Infrastructure Control Server
- ArcGIS server
- Secondary mail routing and DNS server
- Secondary client DNS server (Backup server for website and machine name lookups)
- LDAP server (KV, KV Resources, and Wireless authentication, PeopleSearch service, etc) **
- College majordomo listserv server (ie: calvin-news, student-news, etc.)
- College linux shell server
- College webserver (ie: http://www.calvin.edu, etc.)
- College application webserver (ie: web pages for library, kuyers, CICW, VanLunen, etc.)
- RADIUS server (Wireless and VPN authentication) and Primary client DNS server (Primary server for website and machine name lookups)
- Student Webmail server
- mysql database server (services KV Resources, PeopleSearch, eEnroll, ecommerce forms, and other database-driven web applications) **
- wiki for Administrative departments
- Test/Development server for web applications (ie: digitalstudio, kuyers, etc.)
- ResNet network services server (DNS/DHCP)
- Seminary mail routing, web, wireless authentication, and database server
- Campus network services (DNS/DHCP), unix home fileserver, mail routing, student email server. **
- web cache filtering control server
- RealServer streaming media system (January Series, InnerCompass, etc.)
- KnightVision server
- KnightVision database server

** Many Calvin services will be affected during this outage; some services may be affected that are not listed.

The following systems and services are scheduled to change August 22:

Friday, August 22, 2008

By Christopher Wieringa

- Wireless network - The CalvinStudents wireless network has been deployed for all Calvin Students.  Starting Monday, August 25, students will only be able to use this network, and will be unable to connect to the CalvinWireless network.  The CalvinWireless network will unchanged remain for Faculty, Staff, and Seminary users.  For more information, please see the wireless setup webpage.

Scheduled Maintenance for August 28

Thursday, August 28, 2008

By Christopher Wieringa

The following systems and services are scheduled for maintenance this Thursday morning:

- MSSQL database server (HEAT, Physical Plant, Surveys, Calendar and other database-driven applications) **

** Many Calvin services will be affected during this outage; some services may be affected that are not listed. 

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