The Curative Analysis team in IT is tasked with finding the causes of significant IT issues that affect campus. In this news update, we draw your attention to some of the problems being investigated or issues handled recently.

Banner 9 Admin Login:  IT staff are working with the UNC-System Office to resolve a recurring issue which sporadically occurs when attempting to login to Banner 9 Admin. Users receive an error message stating “Invalid username/password; login denied.” Although the errors have nor occurred recently, support tickets remain opened with vendors Ellucian and Oracle and have been escalated to the highest priority to determine the cause.

eduroam Connection Issues:  Several users reported issues connecting to eduroam, either when using the Cloudpath or Secure W2 setup tool.  An attempt to remediate BEAST affected authentication to eduroam. BEAST, or Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS, was an attack that allowed a man-in-the-middle attacker to uncover information from an encrypted SSL/TLS 1.0 session by exploiting a known theoretical vulnerability. A rollback of Windows server updates fixed the authentication issues.

Mercury (H: and P: drives) Share:  Recent issues with storage resulted in faculty and staff being unable to connect to the Mercury share. Access was returned after a reboot of the server. IT Division staff are currently working with the vendor to implement a permanent solution that will work moving forward. We have conducted multiple calls with the vendor who has also engaged storage engineers. We have updated multiple settings and immediately began work to migrate away from VMFS to iSCSI. All hands are working to get these systems migrated as quickly as possible.

May 2021 Problem Tickets: (Total 3)
Data Center Servers: 1
Wireless Network Connectivity: 2

The Division of IT is committed to adopting a proactive, process-oriented approach to prevent problems before they arise. We will continue to keep you informed on our progress.

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