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Service Alerts


Resolved Service Alerts

Resolved Service Alerts

  • Altiris
    (Approximate) 07/31/2017 - 09:30am to 07/31/2017 - 04:00pm

    Altiris Service was restored yesterday afternoon.  No additional issues have been reported.


    Beginning today around 9:30am, the Administrative Altiris Suite became unavailable due to storage issues. CUIT administrators have been notified and are currently working to resolve the issue.

    CUIT expects to have a resolution or an update by 12:00pm. We apologize for this service interruption.

    For a complete list of recent and upcoming scheduled service changes, please visit

  • Email
    08/03/2017 - 11:00am to 08/03/2017 - 01:00pm

    This work was completed successfully. 

    CUIT staff will be updating system files on the incoming mail servers between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3. No outage is expected.


  • Email
    08/31/2017 - 02:15pm to 08/31/2017 - 03:15pm

    Beginning at approximately 2:15pm on Thursday, August 31, 2017, you may have received Delivery Failure notifications when sending to recipients on the CUIT Exchange system.  This issue was resolved at approximately 3:15pm.  If you received a Delivery Failture, please resend your original message.

    CUIT apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.  If clients continue to experience issues after the service interruption hours, please contact the CUIT Helpdesk at:

    Phone:   212-854-1919

    For a list of active and future Service Alerts, please visit
  • Email
    10/17/2017 - 08:30am to 10/18/2017 - 05:00pm

    On Tuesday October 17, management of email system files on the outbound email servers will be changed to use puppet instead of locally written scripts. The files themselves will be the same, so there is no effect on email transport.

    The same change was done on the inbound email servers in August. This completes the transition to puppet on the email gateways.

  • Email
    12/29/2017 - 09:52am to 12/30/2017 - 09:53am

    Email gateways at Morningside were not functioning from 7:08 to 7:44 this morning. During this time service automatically switched over to our Syracuse backup as designed, so disruption was minimal. Messages were handled successfully at Syracuse. Messages already accepted at Morningside but not yet sent to destination were safe in queue and were sent after 7:44.

    The Mailman list host at Morningside continued to function, using the Syracuse hosts for input and output.

    The Cyrus system was not functioning during approximately the same time.

    All systems are functioning normally at this time. CUIT staff are still performing checks.