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Power BI System will be unavailable Monday 29 March for System Maintenance

What is happening?

Power BI Report Server Maintenance

When is this happening?

The Power BI system will be undergoing maintenance, upgrading to a newer version on Monday 29 March, between 1:30 pm and 3:30pm

Who is affected?

Power BI Users. The Power BI system, will be unavailable from Monday 29 March, 1:30pm until 3:30 pm, for planned maintenance.

 Why are we doing this?

The new version includes new visualizations and new functionality required by the business report writers.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

UC People (PeopleSoft) will be unavailable from 12pm Friday 19 March 2021 until 8am Monday 22 March 2021 for system maintenance

What is happening ?

2021 Tax Patching for UC People (PeopleSoft).

When is this happening?

UC People (PeopleSoft) will be unavailable from 12pm Friday 19 March 2021 until 8am Monday 22 March 2021 for system maintenance.

Who is affected?

UC People (PeopleSoft) system, including UC Temp Vacancies, will be unavailable from Friday 19th March, 12 noon until Monday 22nd March 8am, for planned system maintenance. We encourage staff to complete any urgent UC People (PeopleSoft) self-service transactions before the outage and log out of UC People (PeopleSoft).

Please refer to Pay Dates on the People and Culture intranet page for deadlines on employment agreements and timesheets.

Why are we doing this?

Legislative changes related to 1 April 2021 tax changes.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions about this maintenance, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Upgrade of our Isilon file storage – temporarily affecting users of file.canterbury.ac.nz (K Drive)

On Friday 29th January from 6pm we will be completing a rolling upgrade of our Isilon file storage which serves file.canterbury.ac.nz (including P Drive, K Drive).
Each node will reboot one at a time. When the node you are connected to reboots, clients will experience the following impact:

SMB (Windows shares):
• Connection will drop.
• The application may send an error message.
• The client can immediately re-establish the connection to another Isilon node by starting a new connection to file.canterbury.ac.nz.

The upgrade process will occur over approximately 6 hours and it is unknown exactly when each reboot will occur, but most clients will only be impacted by one of the 8 reboots.
It is recommended to avoid working on file.canterbury.ac.nz on this day if possible to avoid any impact from the upgrade.

Note: If you are using Offline Files for your P Drive on a laptop while off the network you will not be impacted.