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MnSCU System Office: D2L Reserved Downtimes for 2014

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on September 2, 2013

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MnSCU System Office:
D2L Reserved Downtimes for 2014

 

2014.  The schedule is available on the MnSCU IMS website at http://mnscuims.mnscu.edu/scheduleddowntime.html

 

These are the reserved downtimes for D2L software updates, and for maintenance to the hardware and software that support the D2L system.  Note that these times are simply reserved, and are only used if necessary.  Please consider these potential periods of unavailability when planning your usage of the D2L system.

 

When a reserved time needs to be used, an email announcement is sent to campuses prior to the downtime.  The message is sent to D2L Campus Site Administrators and D2L Campus Trainers.  Campus Site Admins at each campus are responsible for notifying users at their schools.  Downtimes are also posted at the D2L Status Web Page at http://status.mnscu.edu/desire2learn/

 

By reserving these times, and notifying users in advance, we hope to minimize the impact of the times when D2L is unavailable due to maintenance and upgrades.  On occasion, we need to extend a downtime, or take an unscheduled downtime when a critical update is needed.  As much as possible, we work within the framework of the reserved downtime schedule.

 

WEEKLY RESERVED D2L DOWNTIMES – D2L Hardware and Server Software Maintenance

All Tuesdays 5 AM-7 AM  (reserved—used only when necessary)

All Sundays 5 AM-9 AM    (reserved—used only when necessary)

 

MONTHLY RESERVED D2L DOWNTIMES – D2L Software Updates

Typically first Friday of the month with the exception of MnSCU or D2L Canada holiday weekends.

 

Calendar Year 2014:

Jan 3-4, 2014                (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

Feb 7-8, 2014                (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

Mar 7-8, 2014                (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

Apr 4-5, 2014                (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

May 2-3, 2014               (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

May 30-31, 2014†         (10 PM Fri-10 PM Sat) (24 hours)

July 11-12, 2014            (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

Aug 8-9, 2014               (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

Sept 5-6, 2014               (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

Oct 3-4, 2014                 (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

Nov 7-8, 2014                (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

Dec 5-6, 2014                (10 PM Fri-10 AM Sat)

Jan 2-3, 2015 †              (10 PM Fri-10 PM Sat) (24 hours)

 

†  The reserved downtime for a major software upgrade may need to be extended beyond the designated 24 hours.  When a major D2L software upgrade is released in early spring, we typically upgrade after spring semester.  We reserve additional dates between fall and spring semester (Dec, Jan) to provide options for later software releases.

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