ASU Wifi Outage and CS Thursday night maintenance for 2/13, and Banner outage Saturday, 2/15

Computing Services will be performing significant maintenance activities this week, below are the details including dates and times for the various activities:

*********Scheduled Campus Wifi Outage and maintenance tonight 2/13/14 at 6:00 PM*********

Computing Services must perform an upgrade to our campus wireless system in order to support the newer types of Access Points that we are preparing to deploy on campus. Computing Services has looked at the peak usage history of our campus wifi and have determined that an outage from 6:00 PM until roughly 7:00 PM tonight will be the least impactful based on typical campus usage. During this time, all wireless Internet and networking services will be unavailable as the upgrades are performed on the controller and all campus access points.

*********Regular Thursday Night Maintenance Activities for tonight 2/13/14*********

The following maintenance activities will take place tonight, Thursday February 13th during our normally scheduled maintenance window beginning at 9:00 PM:

Employees are urged to log out, but leave their computers turned on to assist in the patching of various software packages. The software packages that will be updated are Java, Windows, Office, Adobe Flash and Reader, Thunderbird, Firefox, iTunes, Quicktime and Pidgin. By leaving your computers turned on but logged off, this will ensure your computer receives the updates during non-work hours, and reducing any impact on your daily work activities.

All Banner systems will be unavailable from 9:00 PM until sometime around 11:00 PM as Computing Services performs required upgrades to Financial Aid and the BDMS system.

Also beginning at 9:00 PM various campus web services will be unavailable as security updates are installed and the servers are rebooted. This includes about 10 minutes of downtime for the campus main website at

*******Banner Maintenance and Outage this Saturday, 2/13/14 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM*******

Finally, this Saturday beginning at roughly 8:00 AM, all Banner services will be down as we perform maintenance on our Database servers. We hope to have all services restored to the Banner systems by 10:00 if not sooner.

Computing Services thanks you for your patience and understanding as we perform these critical maintenance activities. As always, if you have any questions, please call the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk at 7741 or contact us via email at

Thank you!

Computing Services