Information Technology Advisory
All Systems Operational

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Our technology advisory page provides up-to-date information about the operations of Vancouver Island University's Information Technology systems and services. Scroll down for scheduled maintenance and incident history.

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Computer Accounts and Files ? Operational
Email ? Operational
Network: Internet, Wireless, and Wired ? Operational
Printing ? Operational
Telephone System ? Operational
Websites and Learning Tools ? Operational
VIULearn (D2L) ? Operational
Library Services ? Operational
University Website (viu.ca) ? Operational
InVIU ? Operational
Student Self-service: My Student Record ? Operational
Administrative Systems ? Operational
Student Records (SRS) Operational
Financial Records System (FRS) Operational
HR/Payroll/Employee & Applicant Portal (Stargarden) Operational
Admin Systems Portal (VIUWeb) Operational
Operational
Degraded Performance
Partial Outage
Major Outage
Maintenance
Past Incidents
Jan 25, 2022

No incidents reported today.

Jan 24, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jan 23, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jan 22, 2022
Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Jan 22, 00:30 PST
In progress - Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Jan 20, 00:30 PST
Scheduled - What is impacted: All VIU Windows Computers; We are deploying updates to Microsoft Windows Defender Security settings for all VIU Windows computers.
Level of impact: Computer restart. This update may prompt your computer to restart.
Timing: Beginning 12:30am, Thursday, January 20. Continuing until all computers are updated.
Preparation: Updates can cause computers to restart. We recommend that you save and close your work at the end of every day then log off or restart your computer. Do not shut down your computer systems or they will not receive the updates. Your system may not update the first night and may update any of the following nights depending on update load.
Jan 19, 13:33 PST
Jan 21, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jan 20, 2022
Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Jan 20, 18:30 PST
In progress - Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Jan 20, 17:00 PST
Scheduled - What is impacted: All VIU technology including email, files, VIULearn, printing, internet, etc. All Windows servers are receiving critical security updates and must be restarted. A complete list of services is included below.
Level of impact: Service Interruption. All services listed will be unavailable for up to 15 minutes during the maintenance window.
Timing: Thursday 5pm to 6:30pm, Thursday, January 20.
Description: All servers are receiving monthly updates and must be restarted.
Preparation: Please close these systems and all applications connected to these systems before 5:00pm. Do not use these systems during the maintenance period.

Services that may be unavailable for up to 15 minutes between 5:00pm to 6:30pm:
- VIU email (including Outlook, webmail and public folders)
- VIU websites (including www2.viu.ca, isapp.viu.ca sites, InVIU, student pay-for-print website, viuresidences.ca, stuweb.viu.ca)
Jan 19, 13:11 PST
Jan 19, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jan 18, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jan 17, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jan 16, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jan 15, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jan 14, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jan 13, 2022

No incidents reported.

Jan 12, 2022
Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Jan 12, 19:00 PST
In progress - Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Jan 12, 17:30 PST
Scheduled - What is impacted: All VIU technology including email, files, VIULearn, printing, internet, etc. A complete list of services is included below.
Level of impact: Service Interruption. All services listed will be unavailable for up to 15 minutes during the maintenance window.
Timing: Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Description: All servers are receiving monthly updates and must be restarted.
Preparation: Please close these systems and all applications connected to these systems before 5:00pm. Do not use these systems during the maintenance period.

Services that may be unavailable for up to 15 minutes between 5:00pm to 6:30pm:
- VIU email (including Outlook, webmail and public folders)
- VIU websites (including isapp.viu.ca sites, InVIU, viuresidences.ca, stuweb.viu.ca)
Jan 5, 14:57 PST
Completed - The scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Jan 12, 07:30 PST
In progress - Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Jan 12, 06:00 PST
Scheduled - What is impacted: All VIU technology including email, files, VIULearn, printing, internet, etc. A complete list of services is included below.
Level of impact: Service Interruption. All services listed will be unavailable for up to 15 minutes during the maintenance window.
Timing: Wednesday, 6:00am to 7:30am
Description: All servers are receiving monthly updates and must be restarted.
Preparation: Please close these systems and all applications connected to these systems before 6:00am. Do not use these systems during the maintenance period.

Services that may be unavailable for up to 15 minutes between 6:00am to 7:30am:
- Internet access on campus
- VIULearn online courses (D2L)
- Student and Employee Printing
- Employee and Student U Drives, My Documents and Desktop Files
- Department Share Drives
- Website logins (including VIULearn, VIUTube, VIUBlogs, VIUSpace, InVIU, HRIS and isapp.viu.ca sites)
- VIU databases (including Checkbox Survey, Research Office app, StarRez, Tableau)
Jan 5, 14:53 PST
Jan 11, 2022

No incidents reported.