Tuesday, January 31, 2006

UNISYS Mainframe Down

The battery installation was completed successfully. Unfortunately, the mainframe did not come up correctly following reboot. UNISYS has been notified and is expected to be in sometime tomorrow morning.


Mainframe/Apecs/Web will be down for an Hour

The Mainframe, Apecs, and Web will be down one hour starting at 3:30PM today for maintenance.

Monday, January 30, 2006

APECS is now available 8:34 AM 01/30/06

IBridge is fixed; Apecs is available. SHamilton

IBridge Down..APECS unavailable

The IBrridge machine has a problem. APECS is not available through IBridge. I am working on it. 8:27 AM 01/30/06

Friday, January 27, 2006

Upate on Status

Regarding the 503 errors, we've yet to see a new one in a week. We consider this resolved at this time.

Regarding the up and down of the mainframe, we have UPS batteries on order to address the source of the issue that was taking the mainframe system down on a daily basis.

Regarding bandwidth issues, we are still hitting our peak levels at various times throughout the day. We're continuing to manage the bandwidth for optimal usage.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Blackboard 503 Errors Believed Resolved

Its been almost 18 hours since fine-tuning was completed on the bandwidth for Blackboard and our logs indicate no new 503 errors. We have had one user mention a 503 however we have asked the user to flush the cache/delete temp internet files and try again. If you have a 503 error pop up, please try this as well. If it persists, let the helpdesk know as soon as possible.

Friday, January 20, 2006


The APECS / Weblink Systems are back up. SLHAMILTON 1/20/2006 1:50 PM

UNISYS Mainframe Down...Working on Problem

The UNISYS computer is down. We have a call into UNISYS. We are not sure when it will be back up.

SHamilton 01/20/2006

Mainframe Down

The mainframe system is down (Apecs, & Web Links) at 10:45. We are working on the problem.
IT Staff

APECS / Weblink is Available

APECS & Weblink are back up and ready for use. SHamilton 01/20/2006 9:13 AM

APECS Down - Machine Lost Power

The mianframe lost power again...I am working on bringing it up now.

SHamilton 1/20/06 8:15 AM

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

APECS & Weblink are available

We had to reboot the mainframe this morning to solve an issue with the print jobs not working. APECS and Weblink are back up now.

SHamilton 01/18/2006 11:45AM

Blackboard 503 Errors

If you receive a 503 error when working in Blackboard, please enter a comment with the date and time it occured. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as we can.

Sporadic Connection this Morning Resolved

A number of users were unable to connect to the network this morning due to a DHCP issue. A fix has been applied and this problem should now be resolved. If you continue to experience connecticity issues, first restart your computer. If the problem persists, contact the helpdesk.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

APECS Available Again

Apecs is now available again. SHamilton 1/17/06 4:30 PM

Ibridge Down - Apecs Unavailable

IBridge went down...I'm fixing it now. SHamilton 4:26 PM 1/17/06

APECS is back up

Apecs is now available for your use. SHamilton 10:06 AM 01/17/06

APECS is down...UNISYS System problem

The mainframe must be rebooted. This will take some time but APECS should be up in an hour or so.

Friday, January 13, 2006

APECS Update Scheduled for this Weekend

As agreed by the departments, APECS will be patched this weekend which will include 1098 and 1099 required files. The system will be down until further notice. Please stay tuned.

We are also aware that one of the FAO servers is down. We have a call in to have someone bring it up.

Between 4pm and 5pm today we also had an IBridge crash at which time a temporary IBridge server was tested for a few minutes and then moved back off-line. We are close to replacing the existing IBridge server with a new one. More testing will be needed.

ITS will be closed for the observence of the Martin Luther King day.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ibridge went down is back up now

The IBridge box had to be rebooted.. APECS is once again available. SHamilton

Monday, January 09, 2006

APECS/IBridge Bounced

System down at 6:00 pm and back up at 6:20 pm. Rebuild of box in the works.

IBridge Down Earlier Now Fixed

APECS was unavailable briefly earilier today (apprx 9:25) due to the IBridge machine locking up..is fixed now. SHamilton 1/9/2006

Friday, January 06, 2006


Apecs just went down and is now fixed. The IBridge box locked up again. Is fixed now.

Steve Hamilton 01/06/06

Weblink Now Available

I was informed that students were having difficulty with weblink. Apparently, the pipeserver program crashed...I restarted it and weblink is now operational.
Steve Hamilton 12:09 01/06/06

AEPCS is back up.

Apecs is available again... the IBridge had crashed and has been fixed. SHamilton 10:20 1/6/06

APECS down...Problem is being worked on.

10:12 AM APECS is down; I am working on resolving the problem.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

APECS down earlier: Operational Now

At approximately 10:37 today (1/5/06) the IBridge connection to APECS was lost. It took approximately 10 minutes to correct the problem. APECS is operational now.

Steve Hamilton

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

APECS is back up. SHamilton 1/4/06 10:57

UDM-ITS Status

UDM-ITS Status

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

All systems go.

Happy New Year. All systems are reported up and running for the start of the work week. Excessive amounts of SPAM are coming through. A new SPAM solution is forthcoming.