CHANGE: Security Updates - 2014/08/22 | Notifications | ITPulse

CHANGE: Security Updates - 2014/08/22

What is happening?
Information Services and Technology (IST) will be installing security updates and performing routine maintenance on multiple servers.

Who will be affected?
The following users will experience a temporary outage to their respective service(s):

  • U of A UAlberta Apps and website users
  • Users of the transit information digital listings in the Students' Union Bldg.
  • WHAT-ME website ( users
  • U of A Central BlackBerry Enterprise Service users
  • Vice Provost Finance and Administration (VPFA) Staff
  • Vice Provost Facilities and Operations (VPFO) Staff
  • Faculty of Extension Staff
  • University Relations Staff
  • Faculty of Law Staff
  • Research Service Office (RSO) Staff
  • Research Ethics Office (REO) Staff
  • Human Resource Services (HRS) Staff

What is the impact?
The impact for the users will be as follows:

  • The UAlberta mobile app and the website will be unavailable during the outage
  • Transit information will be unavailable during the outage
  • The website will be unavailable during the outage
  • Messages and calendar items' synchronization to your BlackBerry devices will be intermittent during the outage
  • File Services, AIM, SQL Reporting, Web Services, Print, Terminal Services, SQL, Sharepoint (, IST Management Servers and FileMaker will be unavailable 

The following Web-sites will be unavailable:

When will the change occur?
Start: 2014/08/22 22:00 - The updates will begin.
Test: 2014/08/22 23:00 - Testing will begin to ensure services are functional.
End: 2014/08/23 01:59 - The change will be complete.