Information Technology and Services

System Availability

In addition to the Scheduled Outages, all systems require regular maintenance and backups. You can find more information about these below.

ITS System Status Home

All System Alerts, Announcements and Scheduled outages will be posted here.


Information Technology and Services
Phone: (315) 443-2677

Unscheduled System Alerts

Notifications posted by the ITS Service Center in response to unplanned downtimes, interruptions or service degradations.

There are no alerts at this time.

Notifications of planned downtimes, interruptions or service degradations posted in advance after approval and review by the ITS Change Management Team.

07/22/14 - su libraries classic catalog will be read-only

In order to migrate to a new server, the SU Libraries Classic Catalog will be frozen in read-only mode for no more than one day starting at 10:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Users will not be able to renew or request materials online while the database is frozen. There will also be a total system outage of up to 2 hours on Wednesday afternoon, July 23, 2014, during which time the Classic Catalog will be unavailable. Exact time of total system outage is dependent on issues encountered during migration and pre-testing.

07/27/14 - multiple services and applications to be unavailable

Work to migrate production databases to new virtual servers will make the MySlice portal and all of the services accessed through the portal unavailable from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 27, 2014. This outage includes the PeopleSoft HRSA system, the PeopleSoft Financials system, IDCard, BSR-Advance, and MyReports. In addition, the following online services which are accessed through MySlice will be unavailable: All Self-Service applications, Holds, Course Catalog and Class Search services, Global Survey, Orange Alert, Financials, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Grants, Budget, Asset Management and Endowments, Financial Aid Portfolio, Student Loan Lenders, Student Athletic Management, Faculty Center, Global Survey, Effort Reporting, Housing and MealPlan services, and Parking services.

08/03/14 - sushare to be unavailable

Work to upgrade the application will make SUShare unavailable between 7:00 a.m. and noon ET on Sunday, August 3, 2014. Logins to may not work for some users until as late as midnight on August 3, 2014 due to a directory synchronization process.

08/05/14 - dwarchive to be unavailable

Work to migrate its production databases to new virtual servers will make DWArchive unavailable from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 5, 2014.

2014 Production Freeze Periods

To ensure a stable production environment, there will be a freeze on changes to the Syracuse University enterprise wide production computing environment during the following time periods:


Freeze dates

Schedule adjustments and spring opening Saturday, January 4 through Tuesday, January 21
Spring 2014 registration Saturday, April 5 through Tuesday, April 15
Commencement Saturday, May 10 through Monday, May 12
Summer sessions registration Saturday, May 17 through Sunday, May 18
Summer sessions registration Sunday, June 29 through Monday, Monday June 30
Schedule adjustments and fall opening Monday, August 19 through Wednesday, August 27
Spring 2014 registration Wednesday, November 12 through Friday, November 21

Any exceptions to the freeze period will be reviewed at the ITS Change Management meeting.

Notification Options

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Outage Notification Process

ITS will notify the campus community of any confirmed outage.  Outage alerts will be posted on this page under Unscheduled System Alerts or Scheduled System Downtimes. ITS will notify the campus community when the issue is resolved

Actual problem resolution time can vary, depending on the nature and cause of the disruption.  ITS views any situation that results in a widespread disruption of message delivery as critical, and applies all due resources and effort towards an accurate diagnosis and expeditious resolution of the problem.