Scheduled maintenance

IT Scheduled Maintenance

The goal of Scheduled Maintenance is to maintain central IT facilities on a regular basis while minimising interruption to normal business functions, and also considering vital operations in the University calendar such as enrolments, teaching, examinations and graduation.

Unless otherwise noted, all regular Scheduled Maintenance windows begin at 6:00pm and conclude the following day at 8:00am. If there are any exceptions to these times they will be communicated prior to the date.

Times are presented in AEST/AEDT.

These dates have been discussed with all relevant parties.

Notes

  • Disaster Recovery (DR): DR exercises are essential for risk mitigation and ensure our IT infrastructure and processes will remain operational in the event of a disaster.
  • Security Patching: Every Thursday from 5:00am-7:00am Security Patching of core infrastructure will be conducted. There may be short outages to systems during this window.

Approved 2022 dates 


Spring Session 2022

Completed

Summer Session 2022/2023

DateMaintenance
Saturday 3 December

Disaster Recovery Exercise - 6pm Saturday - 8am Sunday

Internet outage for approx. 1hr from 8pm. This will impact all services that rely on internet access to operate.

External mail delivery will be unavailable during this time.

The internet outage will also impact all phones, including contact centres for the duration of that testing component. Security phones and eftpos systems should remain unaffected.

As with all maintenance windows, there may be intermittent outages to IT services during the outage window.

Critical services such as phones, Moodle, Echo360, the website and email will continue to operate during the outage.

Saturday 10 December

6pm Saturday - 8am Sunday

To ensure the ongoing protection of UOW systems, IMTS will be applying the latest security and application updates. There will be intermittent outages to the majority of services during this time.

Main focus:
- Database patching
- Server patching  

Saturday 17 December

6pm Saturday - 8am Sunday

To ensure the ongoing protection of UOW systems, IMTS will be applying the latest security and application updates. There will be intermittent outages to the majority of services during this time.

Main focus:
- Database patching
- Server patching  

Saturday 14 January

6pm Saturday - 8am Sunday

To ensure the ongoing protection of UOW systems, IMTS will be applying the latest security and application updates. There will be intermittent outages to the majority of services during this time.

Main focus:
- Database patching
- Server patching  

Saturday 21 January

6pm Saturday - 8am Sunday

To ensure the ongoing protection of UOW systems, IMTS will be applying the latest security and application updates. There will be intermittent outages to the majority of services during this time.

Main focus:
- Database patching
- Server patching  

Saturday 28 January

6pm Saturday - 8am Sunday

To ensure the ongoing protection of UOW systems, IMTS will be applying the latest security and application updates. There will be intermittent outages to the majority of services during this time.

Main focus:
- Database patching
- Server patching  

Saturday 4 February

6pm Saturday - 8am Sunday

To ensure the ongoing protection of UOW systems, IMTS will be applying the latest security and application updates. There will be intermittent outages to the majority of services during this time.

Main focus:
- Database patching
- Server patching  

Saturday 11 February

6pm Saturday - 8am Sunday

To ensure the ongoing protection of UOW systems, IMTS will be applying the latest security and application updates. There will be intermittent outages to the majority of services during this time.

Main focus:
- Database patching
- Server patching  


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