Author Archives: Clayton Bellot

Beware: Blackboard Phishing E-mail

Users have reported receiving a “Blackboard Alert” phishing e-mail that asks the recipient to sign-in to Blackboard to view an important course form.  Although the e-mail appears to have been sent from Blackboard, it did not.  The link provided in the e-mail does not take you to Blackboard.  
If you receive one of these e-mails, please do not click the link! If you did and attempted to log-in, please change your password immediately at ITS’s website.
When in doubt, it’s best to type directly into your web browser’s address bar.

UISVCSQL1 Rebooted

The server UISVCSQL1 was rebooted this morning around 10:30AM after noticing that Systems Support was no longer able to manage any of the VM’s through the vSphere Client. Once the server was restarted, we began the process of verifying that all the services have been restored.

VMware ESXi Upgrade

The week of May 19, 2013, the VMware ESXi hosts in both the Test/Dev as well as the production environment will be upgraded from 5.0.0 to 5.1.0. The only notable performance issue that anyone should encounter will be if a user is remoted into one of the VM’s while it is being migrated from one host to another.

Memory Upgrade

The VMware production hosts will have new memory added on Friday, March 15, 2013. The active VM’s will be migrated off the host that is is being worked on using vMotion. Once the host is brought back online, the VM’s will be migrated in a round-robin fashion while each of the other hosts are being upgraded. There should be little if any impact on the active VM’s during this process.

VLAN 103 Cleanup (Part 1)

Tomorrow March 14, 2013,  the virtual servers that are in the 103VLAN will be migrated to the new 2012VLAN which is where future Edtech-based servers will be placed. The servers that will be down during this configuration change are:


This will be done during the maintenance window and should have little impact to the services running on these servers.