In November, Facilities Management must make a repair to the substation which provides power to the part of the Wolfe Street building which houses the JHSPH data center. In order to perform this repair, they must turn the power off. This means that all websites housed in the JHSPH data center will be shut down, including CoursePlus.
CoursePlus will therefore be offline begining at 7pm Eastern time on November 21, 2014. CoursePlus will remain offline until the repair work is done and the power is turned back on. It is possible that this work may only take a few hours, but as with any major, physical, electrical repair, things can get more complicated. JHSPH Information Systems is advising that you plan for a longer outage period. This work is occurring over a regularly scheduled JHSPH Information Systems maintenance period, which are scheduled from 5pm on a Friday until 5pm on Sunday. While we hope that the maintenance period will not last a full two days, no such guarantee can be made.
Faculty in all courses should plan accordingly for this outage of CoursePlus. This outage will occur right before the Thanksgiving weekend — usually after midterm exams, but during period where many projects end up being due.
Posted by Brian Klaas at 8:37 AM - Categories: CoursePlus