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IT Services - Green
IT Services - Green
Facilities - Green
Facilities - Green

IT Services
11-14-2014 9:15 AM Green RESOLVED: cVPN issues

Nov. 14, 2014 - As of 9 a.m. cVPN is working normally.

Recap of event: Overnight on Nov. 13, cVPN stopped accepting connections from Mac users. Windows and other operating systems were unaffected. ITS engineers were able to repair a configuration problem and restore service by 9 a.m.

11-14-2014 8:41 AM Yellow Issues with cVPN Connectivity
Nov. 14, 2014 - IT Services is currently aware of problems with cVPN which are preventing people from connecting. ITS Network Engineers are currently investigating the issue.
10-31-2014 11:06 AM Green UCTime Operating Normally

Oct. 31, 2014 - As of 11 a.m. UChicago Time (UCTime) is operating normally.

Recap of event: At approximately 10 a.m. on Oct. 31, the normal month-end load on UCTime caused slow performance on the application, sometimes to the point that some people could not log in. The vendor was able to correct the problem by 11 a.m.

10-24-2014 8:26 AM Green RESOLVED: Issues with cVPN Mac Connectivity

Oct. 24, 2014 - As of 8:15 a.m. cVPN is working normally.

Recap of event: At approximately 8 p.m. on Oct. 23, cVPN stopped accepting connections from Mac OS X clients. The issue was resolved at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 24 by failing over the cVPN system. ITS network engineers will continue to investigate the problem to ensure it does not recur. Windows and mobile clients were not affected.

10-24-2014 8:01 AM Yellow Issues with cVPN Mac Connectivity
Oct. 24, 2014 - We are currently experiencing problems with connections to cVPN from Mac OS X clients. Windows and mobile clients are able to connect with no issues. ITS network engineers are currently investigating the issue.
09-01-2014 12:03 AM Green RESOLVED: Mainframe Maintenance Overrunning Window

August 31, 2014 - As of 11:55 p.m. the mainframe has returned to normal operations. Delayed jobs will be run overnight and regular overnight processing will occur.

Recap of event: The regular mainframe maintenance which was scheduled for this morning encountered unexpected problems and overran its window. Normal mainframe operation was restored at 11:55 p.m.

08-30-2014 10:24 AM Green RESOLVED: Incoming Calls to Campus Not Going Through

As of 10:30 a.m. phone service is working normally.

Recap of event: At approximately 3 a.m. this morning, a regional AT&T issue blocked incoming calls to campus phones and outgoing calls to toll-free numbers. Calls to the main Medical Center number were not affected. The issue was resolved by 10:10 a.m.

08-14-2014 10:09 PM Green RESOLVED: Network and data center power issue
Aug. 14, 2014 - As of 10:00 pm, all services and network connectivity have been restored. Chalk is online and functioning normally, but without full redundancy. IT Services is working to restore this backup system.
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08-05-2014 9:31 AM Green RESTORED - Degraded Voice, Network Service on North Quads

Aug. 5, 2014 - As of 9:15 a.m. voice and network service are working normally.

Recap of event: At approximately 12:15 a.m., a ComEd power issue at Eckhart Hall caused us to lose PBX voice and fax service on the North side of the main quads. We also lost all voice and network service in Eckhart. New VoIP phones outside of Eckhart were not affected. Facilities and ComEd were able to replace equipment and restore power by 9 a.m.; network and voice service were fully restored by 9:15 a.m.

06-19-2014 8:22 AM Green RESOLVED: knowledgebase unavailable

June 19, 2014 - As of 1:00 a.m. on June 19, 2014 the knowledgebase has been restored to normal operation.

Recap of event: At approximately 8:20 a.m. on June 18, 2014, the knowledgebase became unavailable due to a network problem at the off-campus provider which hosts the service for us. ITS engaged with the provider and was partially restored by 10:30 a.m. on June 18, 2014, but content was read-only while full recovery was in progress. As of 1:00 a.m. on June 19, 2014 full service was restored and content was once again able to be edited.

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10-22-2014 11:00 AM Green Ryerson Waterproofing Repairs
Crews will execute repairs at the Ryerson Hall loading dock beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. The work is scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, Oct. 29, weather permitting.
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09-29-2014 3:34 PM Green Harper Memorial Library - Interior Renovation
Beginning today, Sept. 29, interior renovations to improve classrooms, restroom and lecture halls will begin at the western portion of the Harper Memorial Library first floor.
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09-24-2014 1:52 PM Green Wall extension near Crerar Quadrangle
Pedestrian access through the loading dock area between Hinds Geophysics and the Bookstore will be permanently closed on Monday, Sept. 29. Crews will extend a wall in the Crerar Quadrangle to separate pedestrians from loading docks for safety reasons.
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09-22-2014 2:09 PM Green Rockefeller Chapel Water Main Repairs
Beginning Monday, Sept. 29, work to repair a water main at Rockefeller Chapel will commence. Work is scheduled for completion by Saturday, Oct. 4.
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07-01-2014 12:29 PM Green 5225 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
Construction activity will begin on Monday, July 7 to extend the fiber infrastructure to the new Facilities Services building. The work involves installation of conduit from the construction site at East 52nd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue to East 55th Street and South Ingleside Avenue.
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07-01-2014 11:57 AM Green 58th and Ellis-pedestrian crossing
Construction crews will be on site beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, July 7 to make corrections to elevations and to improve drainage to a section of pavement in the 58th Street and Ellis Avenue pedestrian crossing. This work will be noisy and dusty.
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06-30-2014 9:48 AM Green Update: Ellis Avenue Resurfacing
The asphalt restoration/repaving along a portion of Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, and complete by 4 p.m., weather permitting.
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06-10-2014 1:57 PM Green Ellis Parking Structure
Construction activities will begin on Tuesday, June 17 to improve the Ellis parking garage and renovate interior office space. The projects are schedule to be completed by September.
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06-10-2014 10:33 AM Green Campus North Residence Hall and Dining Commons
Construction begins on Monday, June 16 for the 800-bed residence hall and dining commons. The building is scheduled to complete before the start of autumn quarter 2016.
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06-09-2014 4:50 PM Green Pick Hall Exterior Repairs
Roof and fa├žade repairs will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 16 at Pick Hall and continue through Friday, September 19.
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