EduCloud Server Advisory: Windows Server 2016 CPU Hot-Add Issue, April 13, 2018 15:00

Windows Server 2016 virtual machines in the EduCloud Server environment may unexpectedly crash when increasing the number of CPUs while the virtual machine is powered on if it has been configured with less than 4GB of memory.   This is a known issue and has been identified by both VMware and Microsoft. There is no […]

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Shibboleth Service Provider (SP) Vulnerability

A security advisor was recently issued indicating that if you are using the current Shibboleth SP on your application, it has been identified as vulnerable to forged user attribute data and that UBC’s Shibboleth implementation is impacted. Shibboleth SP software relies on a generic XML parser to process SAML responses and there are limitations in […]

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Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities

Risk: High CVE: CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2018-5753   Meltdown and Spectre are two CPU vulnerabilities that have recently been detected in Intel, AMD, ARM and Qualcomm processors. Currently there are no exploits available in the wild; however if successful, attackers can take advantage of three variants of the flaw and steal sensitive data, such as passwords and […]

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UBCIT Shared Web hosting Service Maintenance April 25, 2018 21:00 – 22:00 PT

The UBCIT Shared Web Hosting Service will undergo maintenance on April 25, 2018 21:00 – 22:00 PT. All content hosted on this cluster will be unavailable for a period of time within this maintenance window. The following accounts will be affected. Please note, these accounts may contain additional secondary domains and aliases which are not […]

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UBCIT CROWD Application Scheduled Outage — Apr 29th, 2018 12:00 – 13:30 PT

UBCIT Crowd Application will be temporarily unavailable from 12:00 – 13:30 PT on Sunday April 29, 2018 for an application upgrade. As a result, the following applications will be intermittently available during the outage period. Confluence JIRA Bamboo FishEye BitBucket RoboJ

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EduCloud Server Backup Infrastructure Maintenance APR 26, 2018 13:00 – 16:00 PT

The EduCloud Server backup infrastructure will undergo maintenance on Thursday, April 26th, from 13:00 – 16:00 PT. During this window, we will not be able to fulfill restore requests for virtual machines hosted in EduCloud Server.

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UBC Wireless Network Maintenance – Authentication Certificate Replacement May 9, 2018 01:00 PT to 02:00 PT

The wireless team will be replacing the secure wireless authentication certificate on May 9, 2018 01:00 PT to 02:00 PT. During this time users may not be able to authenticate to secure wireless networks including ubcsecure, eduroam, ubcprivate and ubcoprivate. This change affects all UBC campuses and distributed learning sites where UBC secure wireless networks […]

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EduCloud Server Maintenance April 28, 2018, 06:00 – 09:00 PT

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on the Production Workloads in EduCloud Server environment (https://bcnet.educloud.ubc.ca) on Saturday, April 28th, from 06:00 – 09:00 PT. Production workloads running on the EduCloud service will remain up and running. Administrators will be able to manage virtual machines via normal management methods like RDP and SSH.

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Production EduCloud Server Service Maintenance from April 30th to May 11th, 2018

The Production EduCloud Server Service infrastructure will undergo maintenance from April 30th to May 11th. There will be no impact to workloads on this environment.

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UBC IT Network Maintenance – Saturday, May 19, 2018 07:00 – 10:00 PT

UBC IT will be performing core network maintenance on Vancouver campus on Saturday, May 19, 2018 07:00 – 10:00 PT. There will be no network connectivity for up to 15 minutes for some campus networks.

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WeBWorK Unavailable due to Upgrade Apr 28, 2018 07:00-09:00 PT

WeBWorK will be unavailable for a scheduled upgrade from 07:00-09:00 PT on Saturday Apr 28, 2018.

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EAD Domain Services Maintenance – April 26, 2018 7:00 – April 27, 2018 23:00 PT

The UBCIT IAM team will be performing EAD domain server maintenance starting April 26, 2018 7:00  through until April 27, 2018 23:00  PT. EAD authentication and services will continue to be available during this maintenance window.

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Upcoming Drupal 7 and 8 Patches Address Highly Critical Security Vulnerability

Drupal has announced that they will be releasing security updates of Drupal 7.x, 8.4.x, and 8.5.x on April 25, 2018 between 9:00am – 11:00am PST that will fix a highly critical security vulnerability. If you are the owner or administrator of a Drupal website, the Drupal Security Team urges you to reserve time for core […]

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