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IT Maintenances

To improve services, District Information Technology (IT) must perform regular patches and routine maintenance on its systems and networks. Many of these activities require downtime in order preserve the integrity of the systems and data. While this work is essential, it also presents an inconvenience for those who use these systems. To enable our faculty, staff, and students to better plan for such events, IT is establishing a new “Scheduled Maintenance Plan” for performing routine maintenance and upgrades to our services.

Scheduled Maintenance Plan

 Date Day(s) Outage Start  Time Outage End Time Status
June 10 – June 11,  2022 Friday- Saturday 11:30 PM 7:00 AM Schedule
June 05, 2022 Sunday 7:00 am 8:00 am Completed
May 12 – May 13, 2022 Thursday-Friday 5:00 pm 12:00 am Completed
May 13, 2022 Friday 7:00 pm 10:00 pm Completed
April 23 – April 24, 2022 Saturday-Sunday 7:00 pm 03:00 am Completed
April 15 – April 18, 2022 Friday – Sunday 6:00 pm 7:00 am Completed
March 23, 2022 Wednesday 10:00 pm 12:00 am Completed
January 09, 2022 Sunday 12:30 am 03:30 am Completed
January 01-January 02, 2022 Saturday-Sunday 6:00 pm 2:00 AM Completed
December 18-December 19, 2021 Saturday-Sunday 11:00 pm 7:00 AM Completed

Periodic maintenance on IT systems and network include:

  • Critical Security Patches
  • Software/Hardware Patches and Upgrades
  • Software/Hardware Installations
  • System Re-configurations
  • Server Reboots
  • Availability Testing

Scheduled maintenance may last from four (4) to six (6) hours, but a twelve (12) hour period is reserved if business users are required to perform verification.

There are times during the academic year when scheduled system changes are postponed (blackout) in order to minimize disruptions to business services. Requests for blackout exceptions are based on approval and may be sent to Peralta Help Desk at helpdesk@peralta.edu.