Saturday, July 14, 2018

***12:00pm Update*** PLU Major Systems Outage - Saturday, July 14th

WHAT: Many PLU servers are offline causing widespread services disruption

WHEN: 7/14/2018  Duration: Beginning approximately 4:00am

WHERE: Campuswide and affecting Off-campus access to PLU Services

Current Status: Resolved

***9:00pm 7/14 Update***
At this time we believe most services are running again normally.  We continue to monitor for both service issues as well as possible cooling problems.  If you encounter an issue with any service please contact the I&TS HelpDesk to submit a trouble ticket.  (, 253-535-7524, or )

***12:00pm 7/14 Update***
Many services have been restored, but some work is ongoing for full service restoration.  Monitoring is ongoing for issues with cooling in the Morken server room.

***Original Post***
A failure of the HVAC (cooling) system for PLU's server room in Morken caused critical server equipment to execute thermal shutdowns to prevent damage.  This is causing a significant disruption of many campus services.  Cooling to the room has been restored and emergency restoration efforts are underway.

Unfortunately, due to the type of equipment shutdown this caused, many campus services may continue to be disrupted throughout the day and may require emergency shutdowns/reboots to properly restore full service.  Please bear with us as we conduct these repairs.

Service(s) Impacted: Sakai, Banner, Gmail, Google Apps, Cascade, Campus Calendar, Web Help Desk, Campus Network, ePass, Library

Estimated Time to Resolution or Next Update: Next Update As Needed

Root Cause / Continuous Improvement: Excessive heat in Server Room due to HVAC failure.

Check for periodic updates.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

UPDATE: Gold Rush/Journals@PLU/Article Linker maintenance outage

WHAT: Gold Rush/Journals@PLU/Article Linker maintenance outage

WHEN: July 16-18, 2018 UPDATE: Outage will continue through July 19.

Current Status: Open

Description: Gold Rush, the service which runs Journals@PLU and the database article linker, will be offline for two days for a server move.

Service(s) Impacted: Library

Workarounds: You can use the regular library catalog and article databases to look for journal articles. However, the article linker (Check the PLU Library for Full Text) will not function.

Check for periodic updates.

Monday, July 9, 2018

WHAT: Lingering ePass Authentication Disruption

WHEN: 07/09/18 

Current Status: Resolved
Description: There have been some additional disruptions with ePass login authentication since the initial disruption on Saturday night.  We believe that all of the impacted systems have been restored to normal activity.

Service(s) Impacted: Any PLU service requiring ePass login.

Estimated Time to Resolution or Next Update: Resolved.

Root Cause / Continuous Improvement: A security certificate was not renewed because it was incorrectly believed that the certificate was no longer being used.  When the certificate expired on Saturday, it disrupted the ePass system.  The certificate has been replaced and noted in the certificate record.

Check for periodic updates.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Unplanned ePass Authentication Disruption - Sat. July 7

*** UPDATE *** July 8, 12:23am - The ePass login system is now restored. Between 11:00pm and 12:20, unplanned maintenance was needed for Sakai to work with the restored ePass system.

WHAT:  Unplanned ePass Authentication Disruption

WHEN:  07/07/18  Duration:  Began Sat., 5:30pm

Current Status:  Open

Description:  Around 5:30pm Saturday afternoon I&TS was notified that a number of users were having trouble logging into various services using their ePass credentials with the error message "PLU ePass Authentication - Error; An error occurred: FlowExecutionException” appearing for most users. I&TS staff is working actively to resolve this issue promptly.

Service(s) Impacted:  ePass login services impacting Sakai, Banner, Gmail, Google Apps, Campus Calendar, Web Help Desk, Campus Network, etc.

Estimated Time to Resolution or Next Update: Next update Sun., July 8, 1:00am

Root Cause / Continuous Improvement: To be determined.

Check for periodic updates.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Sakai Unavailable for Maintenance - Sat., July 7, 6am

*** UPDATE *** July 7, 6:10AM PT - Sakai is back online. The planned maintenance is complete.

*** UPDATE *** July 7, 6:00AM PT - Sakai is currently offline for planned maintenance. The Sakai Support team is working to restore this service by 6:30AM (if not before).

WHAT:  Sakai Unavailable for Maintenance 

WHEN:  07/07/18   Duration:  6:00am - 6:30am PT

Description:  On Saturday, July 7, Sakai will be out of service from 6:00am to 6:30am PT for maintenance. Please plan accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns please email

Service(s) Impacted:  Sakai

Estimated Time to Resolution or Next Update:  Sat., July 7, 6:00am

Check for periodic updates.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

EZProxy Upgrade Outage

WHAT: EZProxy Upgrade Outage

WHEN: 06/25/18, 7:00 am Duration: 1 hour

Current Status: Open

Description: The library's EZProxy server will be offline for approximately one hour for an upgrade. Off campus access to library resources will not be available during this time.

Service(s) Impacted: Library

Check for periodic updates.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sakai Turnitin Service - Scheduled Maintenance - Tues., July 10

WHAT:  Sakai Turnitin Service - Scheduled Maintenance

WHEN:  07/10/18  Duration:  8am-4pm PT

Description:  The Turnitin service will be unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, from 8am to 4pm Pacific Time. You can view the Turnitin System Status page for updates. Instructors are encouraged to modify assignment due dates either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window. If you have questions or concerns, please email

Service(s) Impacted:  Sakai Turnitin Service

Check for periodic updates.