Category Archives: myEMU

Scheduled: myEMU, J1, PowerFAIDS, and all databases hosted on SISDB

On Saturday, June 26th, 6 AM until 6 PM is a planned information systems outage to upgrade servers. Not all databases will be down for the entire time. The hope is to have myEMU back in a few hours.

The SSRS report server, myEMU, J1, Powerfaids, CashNET, and all databases hosted on SISDB will be affected.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause, but it is necessary that EMU upgrade its servers in order to continue using Jenzabar, the campus portal (myEMU), and financial aid software (PowerFAIDS). Thank you for your patience.  If you have any questions please email the Helpdesk, helpdesk@emu.edu

7:50 Work is continuing. J1 Desktop is now available

12:10 PM Work is continuing. J1 Desktop and PowerFAIDS currently available. myEMU is not currently available.

3:45 PM MyEMU, SSRS Reports, J1 Desktop, J1 Web, PowerFAIDS are all available. Still working on scheduled jobs and other databases. myEMU will require additional maintenance work in the future.

5:30 PM Work is continuing and will be until 10 PM. Tasks still to be done are recreating linked servers, fixing problems with permissions, and recreating scheduled jobs. All databases hosted on SISDB are now online. MyEMU, SSRS Reports, J1 Desktop, J1 Web, and PowerFAIDS are all working.

6:00 PM Work is continuing. The Jenzabar play database is at the wrong version. It will not be available for a few hours. The Jenzabar production database and other database will continue to be available while work continues on the server.

11:55 PM Work will resume in the morning. Current issues: database mail is not working consistently, only some scheduled jobs are running, play database is at wrong version. MyEMU, SSRS Reports, J1 Desktop for Production, J1 Web, and PowerFAIDS are all working.

7 AM Sunday – Work has resumed on upgrade. The Jenzabar play database has been reverted from the 2021.1 test environment to a J1 2020.3 version. The normal uses of play can resume. Testing of J1 2021.1 is no longer possible. Work is continuing on database mail, database alerts, SQL agent job scheduling, and linked servers. MyEMU, SSRS Reports, J1 Desktop for Production, J1 Web, and PowerFAIDS are all working.

10 AM Sunday Database mail is now working in most situations. Still working on SQL agent job scheduling, and linked servers.

12 AM Progress is being made on SQL agent jobs. Linked servers still need to be worked on.

4 PM LDAP synchronization with J1 is not working. Link server between SQL Server and Salesforce is not working. All other linked servers are functioning. Most SQL agent jobs are now working. Work is continuing on the SQL Agent jobs which are failing. MyEMU, SSRS Reports, J1 Desktop for Production, J1 Web, and PowerFAIDS are all working.

6 PM All known problems with scheduled jobs have been resolved. There are likely additional problems that we have not found yet. Some scheduled times over the weekend were skipped. Some jobs ran over the weekend but failed to send the normal email. Continuing to work on other problems.

8 PM LDAP sync with J1 is now working.

12 PM Camel Salesforce integration has resumed. Salesforce linked server appears to be working, but some scripts that EMU uses need to be rewritten for the new version of DBAmp software. Some scheduled jobs are running but not able to record activity in a log file. Work will resume on Monday.

1:30 AM Monday Problem with scheduled jobs unable to write log files has been resolved. The only known problem at this point is with salesforce backup scripts.

Scheduled: myEMU & J1

Monday, July 13, 4 AM until noon is a scheduled information system outage for the Student Information System (Jenzabar J1) and myEMU. EMU will be upgrading Jenzabar One and myEMU. J1 will be unavailable during this time; myEMU will have limited functionality.

We expect to have myEMU available by 10 AM.

This outage is for J1 and myEMU. EMU payment processing (CashNET) is dependent on J1 and myEMU and will be down some during the J1 outage. Other systems should not be affected.

If you use the J1 client, please quit the client before you end work on Friday (July 10). If the client is running during the upgrade, you may need to restart your computer after the upgrade for J1 to work correctly.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Information Systems Helpdesk: helpdesk@emu.edu or 540.432.4357.

 

Update 11:30 AM, both myEMU and J1 are available for use.  IS is continuing to do some additional work on the upgrade, but users are welcome to use either product.

 

Scheduled: myEMU & J1

Monday, December 23, 7 AM until 1 PM is a scheduled information system outage for the Student Information System (Jenzabar J1) and myEMU. EMU will be installing a year-end update. J1 will be unavailable during this time; myEMU will have limited functionality.

We expect to have myEMU available by 10 AM.

This outage is for J1 and myEMU. EMU payment processing (CashNET) is dependent on J1 and myEMU and will be down some during the J1 outage. Other systems should not be affected.

If you use the J1 client, please quit the client before you leave work for break. If the client is running during the upgrade, you may need to restart your computer after the upgrade for J1 to work correctly.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Information Systems Helpdesk: helpdesk@emu.edu or 540.432.4357.

This update is crucial so that EMU can correctly figure taxes and pay employees in 2020. It is also necessary so that EMU can issue W2, 1095C, and 1098T reports in January.

We are sorry for the disruption on December 23rd, but we must update J1 before next year.
We will try to minimize the amount of time the system is down. Our goal is to minimize disruption for faculty, staff, and students.

Update: 10 AM: MyEMU is now available, we are still working on J1
Update: 11:30 AM: J1 is available for use, but IS is continuing to examine the system and correct any problems we find

Scheduled: myEMU and EX

Friday, December 28, 5:30 AM until noon is a scheduled information system outage for the Student Information System (Jenzabar EX) and myEMU. We will be installing a year-end update. EX will be unavailable during this time; myEMU will have limited functionality.

We hope to minimize the amount of time the system is down. Our goal is to minimize disruption for faculty, staff, and students.

We expect to have myEMU available by 9AM.

This outage is for only EX and myEMU. Other systems should not be affected.

If you use the EX client, please quit the client before you leave work for break. If the client is running during the upgrade you may need to restart your computer after the upgrade for EX to work correctly.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Information Systems Helpdesk: helpdesk@emu.edu or 540.432.4357.

This update is necessary so that EMU can issue W2, 1095C, and 1098T reports in January.

Updates:

10 AM 12/28/2018 Both EX and myEMU are available, although the Information Systems department is continuing to test and verify the upgrade.

To use EX you must have the EX 7.2.4 client installed on your PC. The install should happen automatically. If your PC was off during the break, the new version of EX will install a few minutes after your machine is started.

Scheduled: myEMU and EX

Monday, July 16, 5:30 AM until 9 AM is a scheduled information system outage for the Student Information System (Jenzabar EX) and myEMU. We will be installing a minor upgrade. EX will be unavailable during this time; myEMU will have limited functionality.

Please note the outage extends into business hours. We hope to minimize the amount of time the system outage extends into business hours. Our goal is to minimize disruption for faculty, staff, and students.

This outage is for only EX and myEMU. Other systems should not be affected.

If you use the EX client, please quit the client before you leave work Friday. If the client is running during the upgrade you may need to restart your computer after the upgrade for EX to work correctly.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Information Systems Helpdesk: helpdesk@emu.edu or 540.432.4357 (x4357 on the Harrisonburg campus).

 

7:55AM Update: myEMU is available for use  — Still working on verifying EX

8:15AM Update: It is now okay to use both myEMU and EX.

Jenzabar and EMU IS are still working on verifying the update this activity will cause the system to run slower for the next hour or so.

 

9:00 AM Jenzabar and IS have completed the upgrade of the EX production environment

Both EX and myEMU are available for use

Over the next several days, IS will complete upgrade work related to:

  • Testing the production environment
  • Adjusting scripts for Importing data into EX
  • Updating and configuring the EXi test environment
  • Fixing some issues in the play environment (It is fine to use play while we work on these fixes)

The resource-intensive portion of these activities will be done after hours.

The things that are not going to excessively slow down EX for other users will be done during business hours.

 

 

 

Scheduled: myEMU and EX

Wednesday, March 7, 6:00 AM to noon is a scheduled information systems outage for the Student Information System (Jenzabar EX) and myEMU. We will be installing a major upgrade. EX will be unavailable during this time; myEMU will have limited functionality.

Please note the outage occurs during business hours. We have scheduled this in close consultation with EX module managers and to occur during Spring Break. We regularly review our outage procedures to minimize disruption for faculty, staff, and students.

This outage is for only EX and myEMU. No other systems will be affected.

If you use the EX client, please quit the client before you leave work Tuesday. If the client is running during the upgrade you may need to restart your computer after the upgrade for EX to work correctly.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Information Systems Helpdesk: helpdesk@emu.edu or 540.432.4357 (x4357 on the Harrisonburg campus).

8:40 AM The EX client package is currently being deployed to users machine. Once you have received the new EX client. It is fine to start using EX.

10:30 Both my EMU and EX should be functioning. If you encounter difficulties with using EX please create a ticket at:

https://helpdesk.emu.edu/jira/servicedesk/customer/portal/4 

 

Scheduled: myEMU

Friday January 19, 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM is a scheduled information systems outage for  myEMU. myEMU will be unavailable during this time.

This outage is for only myEMU. No other systems will be affected by this outage.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Information Systems Helpdesk: helpdesk@emu.edu or 540.432.4357 (x4357 on the Harrisonburg campus).