Scheduled Disruption of Service for Dec. 21, 2016

There will be a brief outage at at 5:00 pm on Wednesday December 21, 2016 of the SEBS and NJAES webservers (including FTP and NJAES Webserver VPN) and UHR systems described on our services page.

Core SEBS/NJAES Administrative Systems (including the AESOP email/web cluster) will not be impacted.

This outage is anticipated to last only 15 minutes but may extend to 30 depending on diagnostic results.



Notice of Server Room Power Work affecting ASB II Systems TODAY

At the close of business today (5 PM), electricians will be completing the final stage of the cut-over to the new generator transfer switch in ASB II.

This final stage is being carefully orchestrated so that it minimizes the amount of time that the dedicated server room transformer is not powered.

We do NOT anticipate any disruption in AESOP email service and other cluster provided services nor network connectivity disruptions as we expect to have sufficient UPS capacity to run through the cut-over.

As a precautionary measure, we will be shutting down Hyper-V and non-virtualized Windows servers during this work.  Among them is WebFACS, and applications like PostIt, etc..  If you have concerns about availability of a Windows application between 5 and 6 PM tonight, please contact Marcus Knowlton ( or Karl Lindauer ( for more information.

Scheduled Disruption of Services for Saturday, August 22, AM.

Due to the installation of a generator for the building, all computing services provided from ASB II will be disrupted for several hours on Saturday morning, August 22, beginning about 7 AM and lasting most of the morning.  We expect all services to be restored by early afternoon.

The outage will disrupt AESOP email, (including all IMAP, POP, and secure send, as well as Quintara and PMAS access.)  The disruption will also includes WebFACS, Windows Server applications, and the SEBS and NJAES websites hosted at the Office of Communications or on AESOP.

For concerns about the SEBS and NJAES webserver shutdown, please contact Gary Huntzinger (, for all Windows services contact Marcus Knowlton (, and for AESOP email matters  contact Karl Lindauer ( or Greg DiLalo (

Scheduled network outages for 1/15 & 1/16

As a result of the power glitch over the holiday break, some hardware needs to be replace in the building which will require two short power outages to do so.  Those outages will take place on:

  • Thursday, January 15 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m.

This maintenance work will result in a three to five minute network outage at both times.  Aastra telephones will also be affected.

Status as of August 20 2013

ASBII is operating normally. All servers are up and running.

However,  note that today, Tuesday, August 20, the Hill Data Center will be shutdown for approximately 8 hours beginning at 7 AM for electrical improvements.  See a complete list of services impacted below, but particularly noteworthy ones are RCI, the major University email list services, and SAKAI.  Also note University services hosted elsewhere or redundantly that will NOT be affected.  Just for clarity sake, AESOP cluster services and virtualized servers located in ASB II will be unaffected as well.  Email sent during that time to RCI recipients will be held for delivery until the systems return to service then delivered at that time.  Also note that student email for those still using Eden will be affected too.  ScarletMail (Google) is not.

The following services will be unavailable during this shutdown :

  •   Eden Services
  •  Mailman (ad hoc mass emailing service)
  •  RAMS (Rutgers official mass emailing service)
  •  RATS (NetID management services)
  •  CMS/Drupal (UR website hosting service)
  •  Certain MSSG Hosted Services
  •  Sakai Course Management and Collaboration Services
  • RUMail Collaboration Services
  •  RCI Email Reading (Webmail, IMAP, POP, Pine)
  •  RCI Hosted Web Sites
  •  RCI Hosted Virtual Mail domains
  •  Other RCI Services
  •  CSS LDAP (internal authentication services for CSS)
  •  LDS (Large Data Set – research service)
  •  Nagios Service Monitoring

The following services are NOT affected by this activity :

  •   ESS Services (payroll, registration and other administrative services)
  • ESS LDAP (authentication services)
  •  Central TD services will be unaffected by this maintenance.
  • * Internet services will not be affected.
  • * VoIP/Aastra System
  •  OIT Computer Lab logins and applications
  •  RUWireless / RUWireless Secure
  • Pharos printing on all campuses.
  • Non-OIT Wireless Services
  • RBHS (UMDNJ Legacy) Services
  • ScarletMail (Google Apps for Education @ Rutgers)

The network uplinks for following buildings on Busch campus will NOT be affected

  •  SERC
  • Busch Visitor Center
  • Sonny Werblin Recreation Center
  • Yurcak Soccer Field
  • Central Heating Plant
  • Busch Motor Pool
  • Busch Gas Pump Area
  • Fire and Emergency Services
  • Emergency Services 3569
  • Facilities Maintenance 3527
  • Facilities Maintenance 3530